Acne is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that typically appears on your face, forehead, chest, upper back, and shoulders. One of the most common skin conditions, it happens when pores become blocked by oil, bacteria, dead skin cells, and dirt. An estimated 80% of people ages 11 to 30 will have at least a mild form of acne.
Acne occurs when hair follicles become blocked with oil and dead skin cells, and can cause whiteheads, blackheads and pimples.
The mildest type of acne is whitehead, which forms when oil and dead skin cells get trapped in hair follicles under the skin and forms a white tip. If the congestion occurs in an open hair follicle, the trapped sebum can oxidise and turn brown as it is exposed to air, resulting in the formation of a blackhead. When bacteria sneaks its way into these congested hair follicles, inflammation occurs, leading to the formation of pimples. And if the inflammation occurs deep inside the hair follicles, larger and painful bumps might form beneath the surface of the skin.
There are several ways to treat acne. Each type of treatment varies based on your age, the type of acne you have, and the severity. If mild or moderate acne affects you, a good next step involves getting proper face treatments to help with inflammation. Here, a list of recommended treatments available at illumia Medical:
At illumia Medical, we believe that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to medical aesthetics. Our doctors are committed to providing our patients with comprehensive and customised treatment plans to achieve their beauty goals. Schedule a consultation today with our doctors to learn more.
At illumia Medical, our patients are at the core of what we do. We believe in the enhancement—not transformation—of our patients’ features, and we are committed to providing our patients with long-term solutions rather than a simple quick fix. Instead of a one-size-fits-all solution, our team of doctors are dedicated to help every patient achieve their beauty goals through comprehensive, customised treatment plans.
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