Struggling with persistent blemishes, blackheads, or inflamed pores? You’re likely dealing with acne, a common skin condition that affects people of all ages. Acne often first appears during puberty but can continue into adulthood, varying in severity from a few occasional spots to extensive outbreaks. The condition can be emotionally distressing, but the good news is that effective treatments are available at Dermaesthetics Clinic.
Acne originates when your skin’s pores—tiny openings that house hair follicles—become clogged. This clogging is usually a result of an overproduction of sebum, the skin’s natural oil, combined with dead skin cells and bacteria. Hormonal changes, particular medications, and even your diet can contribute to acne. Additionally, if you have a family history of acne, your chances of experiencing it are higher.
The telltale signs of acne range from mild to severe and can include:
Deep, painful, pus-filled lumps requiring medical intervention.
Small, closed pores clogged with oil and dead skin.
Small, open pores clogged with oil and dead skin, appearing dark.
Red, inflamed bumps filled with pus.
It’s important to note that popping pustules or cysts can lead to scarring—another reason to seek professional help.
Acne isn’t a one-size-fits-all condition. Different types exist, each with its own set of symptoms and treatments. Some common types include:
Triggered by makeup or skincare products.
A red, inflamed form often seen in adults.
The most common type, including blackheads, whiteheads, and pustules.
Affects individuals beyond their teen years
Occurs on the back and shoulders.
The most severe form, characterised by deep, painful cysts.
Consult our Dermaesthetics Clinic acne specialists for an accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment plan.
If you’ve got just a few spots, sticking to a good cleaning routine with products made for acne can often clear things up. You can also try creams or gels from the store that are made to fight acne.
You can find medicines at the store that help with acne. Look for ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, sulphur, and resorcinol. These help get rid of dead skin and bacteria.
If your acne is bad or won’t go away, it might be time to see a dermatologist. They can give you strong creams or even medicines you take by mouth to fight the acne from the inside.