Acne vulgaris is a chronic skin condition in which blockage or inflammation of the hair follicles and accompanying sebaceous glands (known as pilosebaceous units) occurs. It principally affects the face, the back, and the chest, and usually first occurs around the age of puberty.
Acne is most prevalent among adolescents and young adults, affecting approximately 80% of people at some point between 11–30 years of age.
Adult acne affects 25% of men and 50% of women and is caused by three things: too much sebum, bacterial infections, and inflammation of the skin.
Complications of acne include scarring, hyperpigmentation, and psychological problems.
In general, it is recommended that people with acne:
• Do not wash more than twice a day.
• Use a mild soap or cleanser and lukewarm water
• Should not attempt to 'clean' blackheads.
• Ideally, should avoid excessive use of makeup and cosmetics.
• Use a fragrance-free, water-based emollient if dry skin is a problem.
Acne can be classified to mild, moderate and severe.
At Natural Look Skin Clinic we offer you professional advice and a complete acne treatment plan with each patient receiving a thorough skin analysis and a personalised plan of action. We offer you a range of non-pharmacological treatments, chemical skin peel and light therapy as well as prescription medication.