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.
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 typical appearance of acne is a mixture of the following:
The affected skin may feel hot, painful and be tender to touch.
There are many causes for acne appearing on your skin, some of which include:
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.
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 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.
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