Acne is a common skin disorder that affects many of us at some point in our lives. There are varying degrees of it, and it not only affects the face, it can also affect the neck, chest and back.
Acne is caused by inflammation of the small glands that surround fine hairs, and can be triggered by a number of factors.
Teenage acne is thought to be caused by increased levels of a hormone called testosterone, which occurs during puberty. Acne can run in families; so, if your parents had it, it’s likely that you’ll also develop it. More than 80% of cases of adult acne occur in women, and many of these occurrences are attributed to hormone changes whilst pregnant or, during menstruation, or cases of polycystic ovary syndrome. Certain medication can also trigger acne, and smoking can contribute to acne in older people. A side effect of stress can often be breakouts and spots; the body takes longer to heal when under stress, which aids in the development of acne.
Skin Health Spa has achieved significant results using tried and tested treatments that greatly reduce or remove the signs of acne effectively and quickly, leaving you with a clear complexion and ready to face the world confidently.
Pharmaceutical-grade skin peels promote fresh, healthy skin by gently resurfacing the outer layers of the skin, removing built-up congestion and imperfections.
There are various types of chemical peels available, each penetrate at different levels of the epidermis. Resurfacers or superficial peels work on the very top layers of the epidermis and use enzymes and acids to refine and exfoliate. Skin peels or medium peels are stronger and work deeper to combat more specific skin complaints. Removing the outer layers of dead skin with a chemical preparation allows new skin cells to come through, revealing a dramatically smoother and brighter complexion with fewer imperfections.
Naturally derived acids loosen the glue-like attachments or cellular cement that is characteristic of many skin conditions, such as ageing, acne, skin discolouration and course texture.
Mesopeel skin peels allow for varying combinations and strengths, so the therapist can tailor an individual treatment programme to get the very best results.
For acne or problematic skin, a salicylic peel would clear congestion and blackheads, shrink pores, and help to control oily skin. A course of six peels, with a treatment every 2-4 weeks, is recommended, as are maintenance treatments every 4-6 weeks, to ensure that results last and the skin remains bright and clear.