Acne and Acne Scarring

Acne is a very common skin condition and known to cause a lot of distress and low self-esteem to sufferers. 

Acne is often characterised as Comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and pus-filled spots (pustules). They usually start at puberty and vary in severity from a few spots on the face, neck, back and chest, which most adolescents will have at some time, to a more significant problem that may cause scarring and impact on self-confidence. 

For the majority, it tends to resolve by the late teens or early twenties, but it can persist for longer in some people.

At DD Clinical we understand Acne can have a negative impact on your life, which is why we offer effective treatment options such as the iPixel Laser, that is designed to significantly improve the health and condition of your skin. 

Science behind Acne

The sebaceous (oil-producing) glands of people who get acne are particularly sensitive to normal blood levels of certain hormones, which are present in both men and women. 

These cause the glands to produce an excess of oil. At the same time, the dead skin cells lining the pores are not shed properly and clog up the follicles. 

These two effects result in a build-up of oil, producing blackheads (where a darkened plug of oil and dead skin is visible) and whiteheads.

The acne bacteria (known as Propionibacterium acnes) lives on everyone’s skin, usually causing no problems, but in those prone to acne, the build-up of oil creates an ideal environment in which these bacteria can multiply. This triggers inflammation and the formation of red or pus-filled spots.

The appearance of Acne:

The typical appearance of acne is a mixture of the following: 

  • Oily skin
  • Blackheads and whiteheads
  • Red spots
  • Yellow pus-filled pimples
  • Scars
  • Large tender spots or cysts may develop that can eventually burst and discharge their contents or may heal up without bursting.

The affected skin may feel hot, painful and be tender to touch.

What causes Acne and Scarring?

There are many causes for acne appearing on your skin, some of which include:

  • Use of oily cosmetics
  • Hormonal changes
  • Emotional stress
  • Menstruation
  • Medication given for other conditions or by certain contraceptive injections or pills 
  • Some tablets taken by body-builders that contain hormones can trigger acne and other problems

Effective and skin rejuvenating Acne treatments

Here at DD Clinical, we have a variety of treatments that can effectively target acne and prevent further breakouts, allowing you to enjoy your life without worrying about your skin. 

Harmony Clear Skin – Anti Acne Laser

Acne can be a very challenging condition to treat, which is why at DD Clinical, we use effective clear skin treatment that helps to reduce the visibility of acne, leaving the skin smooth and healthy. During the process, all of the blocked pores are released with a built-in vacuum mechanism, that also gently cleanses your skin at the same time.

The treatment is virtually pain-free with NO downtime and results can be seen just a few days after treatment.

Our ‘Lunch time facelift’ – iPixel Laser

Our iPixel Laser is a specialist skin resurfacing laser designed to dramatically improve your skin without injections or surgery, helping to reduce the appearance of acne and acne scarring.

  • Virtually pain free
  • Boosts Collagen
  • Skin resurfacing
  • 30 minutes procedure time
  • Safe for all skin types
  • Long lasting results 

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