Acne, or acne vulgaris (medical term), is a common skin condition which occurs when hair follicles become blocked due to excess oil production from sebaceous glands (small oil producing glands attached to hair follicles), resulting in whiteheads, blackheads, red pimples, and in severe cases cystic nodules.
The most common cause of acne is thought to be caused by increased levels of testosterone during puberty. Testosterone is an androgenic hormone which increases sebum production by enlarging the sebaceous glands under you skin. Sebum combines with dead skin cells and debris to form plugs in your follicles which reveal themselves as acne on the surface of your skin. Some of the other causes of acne include stress, smoking, menstruation, medications containing androgen and pregnancy.
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When you book a consultation with one of our doctors, they will be able analyse your skin and prescribe a treatment protocol tailored your skins needs. Click here to find out more about ZO® products.
Medical grade skin peels work by exfoliating the top layer of the skin and stimulating new fresh skin to form from underneath. This helps clear the skin from debri, unblocks pores, and controls oil production, thereby reduces acne. This stimulating action also kicks starts the production of collagen which helps reverse the ageing process and improves the overall quality of the skin. Click here to find out more..
In some cases, depending on the severity of your acne, your doctor may also prescribe a course of medication if they think it is necessary.