People of all ages and skin types suffer from acne, and it can affect self-esteem and confidence. At Skin Lab by WPRS we are pleased to compliment the treatments offered by our dermatologist to continue our patients’ skin health journey.
Acne involves a blockage in the hair follicle (pore) which then, together with its associated oil sebaceous (oil) gland becomes infected and inflamed. Bacteria known as Propionibacterium acne are most commonly found in acne lesions but other factors may also be involved in the inflammation around the follicle. Whiteheads, blackheads, pustules and cysts are all forms of acne, occurring most commonly on the face and trunk where the sebaceous gland is most active.
Hormonal changes during puberty, associated with the menstrual cycle or external hormones (for example, oral corticosteroids or anabolic steroids) can also lead to acne. Stress and certain dietary factors likely further exacerbate these hormonal cascades.
While some patients require prescription therapy from their General Practitioner or dermatologist, mild acne and skin congestion can be improved with non-prescription treatments including: