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Understanding the Causes and Optimal Treatments for Facial Acne

Whether you’re in your teenage years or well into adulthood, acne remains a common concern that can affect individuals of any age group. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the various causes of facial and body acne and explore effective treatments to address this persistent skin issue. 


Common Causes of Acne 


Acne, encompassing papules, pimples, nodules, cysts, whiteheads, and blackheads, is a prevalent skin condition with various aliases like acne vulgaris, cystic acne, pimples, or zits. Before delving into the causes, let’s understand how acne develops. 


The formation of acne or pimples occurs when pores become clogged. Each facial or body pore houses a follicle containing a hair and an oil gland. The oil released by these glands helps remove old skin cells, keeping the skin soft and preventing dryness. However, when oil, skin cells, product buildup, and dirt combine, the glands can become blocked, leading to the formation of acne. 


Facial acne can be attributed to multiple factors, often a combination of several elements. The common causes include: 


  1. Excess Sebum Production:

Overactive sebaceous glands can produce an excess of oil, leading to clogged pores and acne. 


  1. Hormonal Changes:

Fluctuations in hormones, such as those during menstruation or pregnancy, and elevated stress levels can contribute to hormonal imbalances, worsening acne. 


  1. Genetics:

If family members have a history of acne, there’s a higher likelihood of experiencing it. Conversely, clear skin in the family may reduce the chances of developing acne. 


  1. Cosmetic Products:

The use of pore-clogging cosmetics and skincare products can contribute to acne development, often exacerbated by inadequate cleansing. 


  1. Change in Routines:

Alterations in skincare routines, lifestyle, or environmental changes can trigger breakouts and acne. 


Understanding these causes helps tailor effective treatments to address acne. As there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, avoiding trends and online hacks is crucial. EstheClinic offers free consultations with experienced consultants to design personalized treatment plans based on individual lifestyles and habits. 


Effective Treatments for Acne 


The effectiveness of acne treatments varies based on skin type, acne severity, and other factors. Some common and effective treatments include: 


  1. Topical Treatments:

Over-the-counter products containing ingredients like tea tree oil, Benzoyl Peroxide, and Salicylic Acids help kill bacteria, reduce inflammation, exfoliate the skin, and unclog pores. 


  1. Oral Antibiotics:

Prescription antibiotics such as doxycycline or minocycline address bacterial infection and inflammation. 


  1. Isotretinoin (Accutane):

Reserved for severe cases, Accutane addresses oil production, inflammation, and bacteria, though it requires careful monitoring due to potential side effects. 


  1. Chemical Peels 

Peels with ingredients like glycolic or salicylic acid exfoliate the skin, improving acne, but may entail downtime and side effects. 


EstheClinic’s Advanced Epidermal Peel offers a deep yet safe peel for clear and flawless skin without downtime. Expect smoother, visibly brightened skin with prevention of blackheads and refined pores. 


  1. Light and Laser Therapies:

 IPL or Photodynamic therapy targets acne-causing bacteria, reduces inflammation, and promotes healing. 


EstheClinic’s Intensive Acne Programme utilizes dual technologies, including IPL, to stimulate collagen, reduce pore size, and diminish acne scars. EstheLED Radiance follows, using non-thermal light pulses to eliminate acne-causing bacteria and stimulate healing, alleviating the skin. 


It’s crucial to note that individual responses to treatments vary, making professional guidance essential. EstheClinic offers complimentary consultations, providing personalized treatment plans to address unique needs and characteristics. Schedule your appointment today to take the first step towards clearer, healthier skin! 

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