Acne is a common skin complaint that can cause emotional distress, pain, discomfort and can significantly impact self-esteem. While it is more prevalent in teenagers, acne can affect people of all ages. Acne occurs when excess oil, bacteria, dirt and dead skin cells block skin pores, leading to spots, pimples, blackheads or whiteheads.
If your skin regularly suffers from spots or pimples, then this is known as acne. Acne can occur anywhere on the body, but is usually most prominent on the face, chest, back, neck and shoulders.
There are many reasons why acne may occur. However, often, it is due to hormonal changes and stress. It can also occur with certain medications, lifestyle choices and may be hereditary.
If you have acne, then it is best to receive a diagnosis from a medical professional. They will be able to conduct a detailed examination of your skin and understand the severity of the condition, so they can recommend the best course of action for your needs.
Acne Treatments Options Available At Hans Place Practice
If you are looking for treatment options for acne, then Hans Place Practice offers a variety of different options that may be able to help;
Based on your individual requirements, our consultants may recommend and prescribe either oral or topical antibiotics as a treatment for acne. These antibiotics work to reduce the inflammation of acne and kill the spot-causing bacteria in the body. Antibiotic prescriptions are typically a short-term solution that can help your skin during a short term flare-up.
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Obagi Skin Health Products
Obagi Skincare uses prescription-strength formulations and Penetrating Therapeutics™ technology to help regulate oil production in the skin, reduce pore sizes and create a balanced, even skin tone without spots or pimples.
As Obagi Skincare is prescription strength, you cannot find Obagi products in cosmetic stores; they are only available as a prescribed treatment programme from medical professionals such as Hans Place Practice.
IntraCel is a micro-needle treatment that uses radiofrequency technology to deliver optimal results without damaging the surface layer of the skin or requiring intrusive surgery and downtime. INTRAcel works to stimulate and rejuvenate the skin, helping to improve skin texture while minimising acne and making acne scars much less visible.
Depending on the severity of acne, your consultant will recommend the number of INTRAcel treatments you may require, but often patients will begin to see results after two treatments.