Acne is a very common skin condition that at some point affects most secondary school students and some adults. Commonly in teens this is due to increased hormonal activity during puberty that causes the glands in the skin to produce more oils which sometimes become blocked, causing an acne pimple to erupt. For adults acne problems can be due to several factors. Bradford Skin Clinic is here to help diagnose your acne problems and find a solution.
We know that struggling with acne is embarrassing. You are definitely NOT the only one!
Here is what REALLY causes acne. This might be a little technical, but it will help you understand WHY you might have acne and how we are going to help you get it under control or get rid of completely!!
Okay, are you ready? A pimple begins as a blockage to a sebaceous (oil) gland duct. This usually starts at puberty when certain hormones are released. The hormones cause the sebaceous glands to overproduce sebum (oil). We normally have dead skin cells and bacteria on the surface of our skin, which can combine with the sebum to form a plug in the hair follicles. These plugs are known as closed comedones (whiteheads) or open comedones (blackheads).
What happens then all takes place under the skin. Even though the sebaceous gland duct is blocked, oil continues to be produced and the gland keeps getting bigger and bigger, a bit like a balloon. Bacteria grow in the blocked gland and produce fatty acids and other very irritating substances. Eventually the balloon bursts and releases the irritating material. This causes intense inflammation which is what we see as the pimple.
There are several different types of spots (pimples) including blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts. A person with acne will often have a mixture of different types of spots, although one type may be more common.
Acne usually occurs on the face, neck, chest, back and shoulders where there are large numbers of sebaceous glands.
At Bradford Skin Clinic, our teens and adults with acne problems are very important to us. We counsel and treat everyone with acne, the owner, Mia Liefso states that “The first thing I tell them is to relax, it isn’t their fault, and there is help.”
We have product lines containing high concentrations of minerals extracted from the Dead Sea specifically formulated for acne, treatments designed to combat acne AND tonnes of skin care advice. We also have home care products that are very affordable and easy to use!
Some treatments may include clay peels, or our Laser Acne clearance treatment (Light & Heat Energy) technology. This is the most recent advancement in acne treatment, and goes beyond what laser technology skin treatments could do. Because of its lower fluency levels, it is safer, easier and more cost effective. Check out our Zyderma product page for An Invisible Barrier to Acne-causing Bacteria.
Read the InBetween Magazine which we are featured in for acne and a ZyDerma™HS distributor.
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