Acne is a very common and treatable skin condition. It is caused by excess production of oil by the sebaceous glands in the skin. This is caused by increased levels of hormones which stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce oil. This typically occurs in puberty however it can develop throughout adulthood.
There are different severities of acne:
Mild — skin is congested with whiteheads and blackheads.
Medium — inflamed spots called pustules
Severe — a combination of pustules, cysts and scars.
The effects of acne are not exclusively cosmetic, they can greatly affect self confidence and self esteem.
The treatment required is tailored according to the severity of the acne.
The inflammatory stages of acne can treated with skin peels.
The post inflammatory scars caused by acne are best treated with skin peels and in some cases dermal fillers.