Acne & Me
Reflecting back to my late teens through to my early 20’s was probably one of the most difficult times of my life. I suffered with severe acne and with the recurrent breakouts and the horrible ‘name calling’ let’s just say at times I was left feeling miserable.
When it was at its worst, I felt extremely insecure as no amount of foundation could possibly hide the hundreds of inflamed pimples and no matter how many times my parents and sisters told me how beautiful I was it made no difference as to me I looked and felt disgusting.
While my GP had recommended roaccutane to me to help control the acne I was reluctant to take it because of the many related side effects associated with it.
Acne, also known as acne Vulgaris is a skin disease that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. Acne is a common condition that affects most people at some point in their life. It normally starts at puberty and can often follow people right into adulthood. Whiteheads, blackheads, cysts and pimples are all forms of it that can appear on the face, neck and back.
Acne can have a profound social and psychological effect. Particularly acne in teenagers can provoke cruel taunts from other teenagers. Some sufferers will often revert to growing their hair long in order to cover their face or girls in particular will tend to wear heavy make-up to help disguise the pimples.
However, the truth of the matter is that neither of these tactics will help manage the acne or take it away, if anything they will irritate it more as the key to eliminating it is to remove the damaged layers of skin so that healthy new skin is formed – this is something I had to learn for myself.
While approximately 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 24 will experience at least minor acne, adult acne continues to be on the rise.
Overactive oil glands can produce too much oil causing the pores to clog up. When the pores in the skin become plugged then bacteria will multiply, causing skin lesions to form. Hormones, Menstrution, Emotional stress, medication and certain types of food that contain a high glycemic load can also irritate it.
However, it isn’t all doom and gloom as there are so many ways in which acne can be successfully treated in comparison to that of 20 years ago. Here at Skin Medi Spa, we currently have a variety of effective medical grade lasers, machines and products that can help treat active acne and acne scar tissue.
Ipl Laser and Photo rejuvenation coupled with Microdermabrasion, derma pen and skin peels can give the skin a deep exfoliation whilst extracting whiteheads and clogged up pores, leaving the skin more purified and clean that in turn prevents new bacteria from multiplying. In turn the glands supplying the access oils will also be eliminated and the overall surface of the skin will become more smooth. All of these procedures are highly recommended for treating the active acne and the microdermabrasion and derma roller would be highly recommended for rectifying scar tissue but the ‘Plasma’ lift is clinically proven to be the most innovative treatment that will guarantee to leave you scar FREE!!
Just recently we launched Northern Ireland’s first ever medical grade revolutionary answers to treating not just acne but multiple skin conditions and concerns such as rosacea, lines and wrinkles, pigmentation/hyper pigmentation, scars, dry and sagging skin on the jowl and much more.
The new Plasma …. the first of its kind works below the surface of the skin, modifying the skins architecture generating new collagen and elastin fibres, giving clinical improvements in skin tone, texture and laxity which are seen immediately and the beauty about it the results and improvements last right up to a year!!
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