Acne is an extremely common condition. It’s something we see almost everyday- Almost all of us have acne at some stage of our lives. Although it is not life threatening it can definitely affect how your personality develops. It can cause a significant about of distress, anxiety and even depression. At Jeunesse MedSpa® our aim is to treat acne quickly and effectively to prevent these problems and to prevent long term scarring.
Acne vulgaris is the common acne and is inflammation of the pilosebacous gland ( which is the hair follicle )
Blackheads – tiny blemishes that look like black dots. Unlike whiteheads, which are closed, blackheads are open, hence the black appearance—it’s what happens when the debris inside the follicle becomes oxidized.
Whiteheads– small blemishes with whitish “heads,” which result when the follicles get plugged with sebum and dead skin cells.
Papules – Represent the phase beyond whiteheads, when the presence of bacteria, sebum, and dead skin cells under the skin have caused inflammation with the absence of pus.
Pustules – Your classic pimple/zit. Usually hard, inflamed, and full of pus with a defining white or yellow centre. The marked difference between papules and pustules is that pustules contain white blood cells. The skin around pustules tends to be tender and inflamed.
Nodules/ cysts – large painful bumps under the skin that take quite a while to go away and can create scarring. Nodules are generally hard and not filled with pus. Cysts are filled with pus and feel like fluid filled sacs underneath the skin.
There are four different grades of acne vulgaris.
There are 2 models
We know that there are 4 main factors that are cause acne
All 4 of these factors must be addressed for the successful treatment of acne.
Osmosis skin care founder, Dr Ben Johnson, has a different theory on the cause of acne and uses a more holistic approach
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