What is Acne?
Acne is the frequent cause of spots. Most people with acne are aged between 12 and 25, but some older and younger people are affected. Boys are more commonly affected than girls. Acne usually affects the face but may also influence the nose, neck, and torso.
The severity can vary from moderate to severe. About 8 in 10 teens develop some degree of acne. Often it’s mild. However, it’s projected that approximately 3 in 10 teens have acne severe enough to need treatment to prevent acne scar treatment. Untreated acne lasts around 4-5 years before settling. But it may last for several years in some cases if you don’t receive acne treatment.
Is Acne treatment right for me?
Of course, we aim to help you with this condition in a variety of ways, regardless of the severity of the condition. We can treat oozy weepy acne, or during a flare-up, or mild acne, we have a treatment plan for all stages.
What happens once I have the treatment?
There’s often a good response to acne treatment after fourteen days. But it may take around four weeks (sometimes longer) for maximum response to some treatment and the skin to normally be free of spots.
What to Consider?
You may choose not to deal with mild acne that’s not inflamed – which is if you just have blackheads or whiteheads and moderate pimples. Mild acne is not uncommon and usually goes in time without scarring. However, inflamed acne can scar if left untreated.
Should you create inflammation, such as redness, red spots, pustules, etc., it is best to treat it early to reduce discolouration.
The acne may crust/scab at the beginning of the treatment, this is a good sign as it shows it is responding well, so not advised to carry out the procedure if you have a big event during that week.