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Acne Causes & Treatments

Understand common causes of acne and find the perfect dermatological treatment for you.




      Common Causes of Acne & Symptoms

      Acne causes and treatments that are suitable should be specifically tailored to your needs. Acne is a common skin condition that results in the appearance of unsightly spots and unbalanced skin. This condition can cause redness, inflammation, and even make the skin hot to the touch. Acne most commonly occurs on the face, however, many of acne suffers experience it on the back or chest area. The condition most commonly affects teenagers, however it can persist long into adulthood. Understanding the common causes of acne can help prevent, control and reduce the frequency of breakouts, as well as choosing the best acne treatment for you.

      Acne can be triggered when certain hormones cause the sebaceous glands in your skin to produce too much oil. This excess oil causes a normally harmless bacteria to flare up, resulting in skin inflammation and spots. During an acne outbreak the lining of the hair follicle can become thicker, causing blocked pores. Your acne causes and treatment options available can be discussed during a complimentary consultation with one of our professional Dermatologists.

      How to Treat Acne

      EF MEDISPA can help you understand your acne causes and treatments available to you, with a huge variety of acne treatments that can be tailored according to your specific skin’s needs.

      Frequently asked questions

      What should you avoid?

      If you are suffering from acne, it is very important to resist the temptation to squeeze your spots, as this might aggravate them. Try to avoid strong products and very hot or very cold water, as these are also likely to make an outbreak worse; use lukewarm water with a mild cleansing product instead. No matter what your acne causes and treatments you choose, avoid over cleansing the affected areas and make sure you get professional advice when choosing your makeup products. Finally, removing your makeup completely before you go to bed and following a consistent skincare regime is crucial to get your healthy and balanced complexion back.

      Can I get rid of acne scarring?

      Yes, the appearance of all types of acne scarring can be reduced with laser and microneedling treatments which stimulates the production of collagen to promote natural skin-healing. Other ways of dealing with acne causes and treatments for acne are also effective at treating acne scarring, including light treatments and chemical peels.

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