There are many different types of acne scarring. The most common ones include:
Acne scars are usually the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores, dead skin cells and bacteria. The pores swell, causing a break in the follicle wall.
Shallow lesions are usually minor and heal quickly, but if there is a deep break in the wall of the pore, infected material can spread into surrounding pores, creating deeper lesions. The skin attempts to repair these by forming new collagen fibres.
If acne is not treated as soon as possible, or you scratch and pick the area, you're highly likely to have acne scarring in the tissue on the affected area. The good news is that acne scars can be effectively treated - book your consultation today.
Teenage acne is caused by an increased level of testosterone produced in puberty. The sebaceous gland is sensitive to hormones which cause the gland to produce more oil.
If your parents had acne, it's more likely you'll suffer too. Children whose parents have both experienced acne are more likely to experience acne at a younger age and into adulthood.
80% of acne occurs in women, which is believed to be caused by the many changes of hormone levels i.e periods, pregnancy and polycystic ovary syndrome.
We recommend the following to help control acne problems
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