Open hours: 9.00-18.00 Mon-Fri
Call Us today 08147803945

Acne Treatment

Acne Treatment

Acne Treatment

If you have acne, a dermatologist can diagnose you by looking at your breakouts. During your appointment, a dermatologist will also note what types of acne you have and where the breakouts appear on your skin. This helps your dermatologist create an effective treatment plan.

Acne develops when pores become clogged. What type of acne you get depends on what clogs your pores. While scientists are still trying to figure out why some people’s skin seems more likely to develop acne, it’s likely that hormones play a role. Hormones may explain why acne is so common in teenagers. During puberty, hormones called androgens increase the size of the skin’s oil glands. These glands start making more oil, which can clog pores.

People can get acne at almost any age. Around 20% of newborns develop a type of acne called neonatal acne, which usually appears between the second and fourth weeks of life. This type of acne goes away on its own without causing scars. It also does not increase the risk of developing severe acne later in life.Some children develop infantile acne, which begins between 3 and 6 months of age. Infantile acne can cause deep acne nodules and cysts, leading to permanent acne scars. Fortunately, infantile acne is rare.

Acne is also a growing problem for women over 25 years of age. Most of these women had acne as teens and continue to get breakouts as adults. Some of these women had teenage acne that cleared. Now years later, they are experiencing acne breakouts again. About 20% to 40% of women who have adult acne develop it for the first time as an adult.

Nearly everyone develops at least a few breakouts during the teenage years. It’s impossible to predict who will develop more severe acne, but you have a higher risk if one or both of your parents (or other close blood relative) had severe acne that left them with acne scars.

The good news is that you don’t have to live with acne. Today, virtually every case of acne can be treated successfully.

At Prima Derma Center, our experienced dermatologists will evaluate the stages of your acne as well as your skin type and recommend suitable management for you. We offer clinically proven, effective treatments to help control acne in its active stages as well as residual acne scarring which will not disappear without treatment.