What is causing my acne?
Ongoing problematic skin is usually caused by a combination of overly active oil glands (sebaceous glands) and imbalanced hormones, and can worsen with environmental factors, stress, diet or changes in skin type or texture. Acne can affect skin at any age, and is the result of excess sebum (oil) becoming trapped in your pores, along with dead skin cells, bacteria and debris. The result is inflamed, red bumps on the skin or “white head” pimples, which can often worsen when you try and cover them up with makeup or by using harsh, drying products that lead your skin to think it needs to produce even more oil.
What are the best advanced skin treatments to try to reduce acne?
Your best bet is to start with a consultation with your local skin specialist, to identify the ideal treatment plan for your unique skin, which will vary depending on your skin type and whether you’re just getting the odd pimple or breakout versus serious inflammatory cystic acne. They can help you work out a tailored plan of advanced treatments that suit your skin’s needs, as well as the at-home products (for example, the correct strength of retinol, a cleanser that won’t upset your skin barrier, plus a spot treatment serum – see some of our suggestions below!), which will achieve optimum results and get you closer to that clear, healthy skin you’re dreaming of!
One of the most popular and results-driven advanced treatments for reducing acne are Peels and combined with LED Light Therapy for supercharged results. But how exactly do these treatments work?
Planning Peels for Acne
A series of these high-performance peel facial treatments will help to achieve progressive (rather than aggressive) improvement for skins suffering from acne. This treatment plan uses each session (with a course of six peels usually recommended) to remove redundant skin cells and to soothe and infuse the skin with restoring actives, for a long-term solution without damage to the integrity of your skin’s barrier. Your qualified therapist will work with you to create bespoke peels for each treatment, determining the best strength for optimum results.