What is acne?
Acne is the most common skin condition and affects 80% of people at some point in their life. Acne is caused by the body's immune system creating an inflammatory response to bacteria that lives in the skin called P.acnes.
All types of acne develop when pores in our skin become clogged. The culprit is an oil in our skin called sebum. Our bodies make more sebum when our hormones surge or can be caused by lifestyle or diet changes. Bacteria that normally live on our skin, P. acnes, thrive in this excess oil and can rapidly increase in number. As the bacteria multiply in a clogged pore, the pore becomes inflamed and causes a spot to look red, hot, and swollen. When inflammation reaches deep into the skin, an acne cyst forms. This is the most severe type of acne. Cysts can be very painful and people often see permanent scarring after this type of acne heals.
Getting rid of acne
Thanks to advances in medicine, today, virtually every case of acne can be controlled. Many people with mild acne can see clear skin with good skin care and acne products. However, this won't control everyone's acne and its important to have a consultation with your aesthetic practitioner who will assess your skin and advise you what treatment is suitable for you.
While treating acne may seem unimportant, research shows treatment has value. Treating acne can prevent additional breakouts and scars. It can improve a person's quality of life. People living with acne can suffer from low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. Acne can even discourage people from pursuing life's dreams. When acne is under control, a person's confidence grows. Anxiety and depression diminish.
Types of Treatments Available
CLENZIderm Acne Therapeutic Sysytem
The CLENZIderm M.D. Systems are the only prescription-strength acne treatment that contain a patented form of 5% benzoyl peroxide (BPO) to penetrate deep into the skin and treat acne where it starts.
Clenziderm is a 3 step skin care system available in either normal to oily skin or normal to dry skin.