The scourge of AcnePosted on by Niamh Corduff
Acne… the scourge that many of us had to go through in transition to adulthood. Sometimes is stays with us and even occasionally appears later in life for the first time.
Unfortunately, especially in teen years, it can be devastating, when self-confidence is often already at a low, to have to face the world with such a condition. The basic problem is an over production of sebum (the skin’s lubricant) and skin cells in the top layers. The skin glands become backed up and bacteria set in leading to the well-recognised pimples and inflammation. With a more severe form, this can progress to deep cysts.
How to treat acne
There are of course different grades of acne but it can be treated. Not all need Roaccutane. At the CRC we have a medical approach that uses both conventional medications and also proven skin treatments that clear the skin. The skin treatments are aimed to reduce sebum production, remove the extra layers of dead skin cells and reduce inflammation. We start with specific skin care and microdermabrasions and intensive in clinic skin treatments. I will prescribe antibiotics when and if needed but by combining modalities we can reduce the amount and length of time antibiotics are needed. If your own doctor is managing your medical treatment then we support this by adding treatments that are not available in GP clinics to clear your skin. Of course with more severe forms, Roaccutane may be needed and we will work in with our dermatological colleagues where necessary.
With school holidays coming up it is an ideal time for us to see teenagers and start clearing the congested inflamed skin in preparation for the summer months.
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