The effects of acne are much more than skin deep. While most cases of acne resolve, approximately 5% of people will be affected severely, and may leave scarring on the skin. Acne develops when a sebaceous gland at the end of your hair follicle produces too much oil called sebum, and bacteria builds up and causes a breakout. As hormones are a common trigger for acne, it often affects women in pregnancy and adolescents going through puberty.
When the skin is damaged by acne, your body will produce collagen to help mend the area. As part of the healing process, the area becomes red and raised. After this, it starts to break down again – and an acne scar results.
To treat acne, we combine the below treatments and products with assessing your diet, activities, current skincare routine and other lifestyle factors so we can break the acne cycle. Early treatment is essential for helping prevent acne scarring.