What is acne?
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions we see at the clinic with nearly 85% of us experiencing it at some point in our lives. The condition is typically categorised into two main types: non-inflammatory and inflammatory acne.
What Causes Non - Inflammatory Acne?
Non-Inflammatory acne occurs when hair follicles become clogged with excess sebum, bacteria, and dead skin cells. As skin cells regenerate, old cells slough off and if these dead skin cells aren’t flushed from the pores and manage to combine with sweat and oil, they can become trapped. This acne oftens appears as blackheads or whiteheads on the skin's surface.
What Causes Inflammatory Acne?
Inflammatory acne is caused by the imbalance of androgen and oestrogen hormones. It usually presents as Papules, Pustules, Nodules and Cysts on the skin. It is often sore to touch and more difficult to treat often leaving behind permanent scars.
The severity of each type of acne can differ from person to person, as can the treatment options.
- Acne Laser treatment