Acne is caused when hair follicles or ‘pores’ in the skin become blocked with oil and dead skin, allowing bacteria to grow and cause inflammation. Hormonal changes often contribute to the problem.
The best way to treat acne is to start treatment soon after it appears, to prevent it becoming severe and causing scarring, which is more difficult to treat.
If the acne is mild then simple diet modification combined with a medical grade skin care regime with cleansers and exfoliants may be sufficient. Otherwise Microdermabrasion, or a series of facial peels, can be effective by exfoliating the top layers of the skin, removing dead skin cells and emptying blocked pores.
Acne scarring can be improved with lasers, with the medical grade Fraxel re:store DUAL laser being the most effective laser available. This laser targets the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating new collagen production, which lifts and reduces acne scarring.
*Note results may vary from person to person