Acne is a common skin condition, brought about by overactive sebaceous glands in the skin. These glands produce oil to lubricate the skin; but when they produce too much, the glands can become blocked. This can result in acne in the form of scaly red skin, pimples, blackheads and whiteheads.
Severe acne can also result in cystic acne, creating deeper skin lesions known as cysts or nodules. Acne tends to affect the face, the upper part of the chest and the back, as these areas have a greater density of sebaceous glands.
Acne occurs most often during adolescence; however it's by no means restricted to this age group and can often continue into adulthood. Children and older adults can also have acne and acne scars.
While acne can often clear as sufferers reach their twenties, there's no way to predict how long it will take to disappear entirely. Acne scar treatment is offered to prevent possible scarring, clear inflamed and painful areas, and limit the creation of new blackheads and whiteheads and to lessen any embarrassment or stress that may be caused by acne.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many acne scar treatments will I need?
Most people will need 4-6 treatment sessions at 2-4 week intervals but it depends on individual needs and response to treatment
What does the acne scarring treatment involve?
Treatment takes about 15 – 20 mins. Most people find it slightly uncomfortable but are able to tolerate it with no problem.
Are photos of the affected area necessary?
We require photographs of the area to be treated before you start a course of treatment and at intervals during your treatment. This helps us to monitor your progress and any side effects of treatment.
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