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Teenage Acne Treatment

Severe Acne can be a terrible problem for teenagers. Around 8 in 10 of them will develop teen acne at some point, although for many, it’s usually quite mild and can be managed through over-the-counter products and a careful skincare regime. We look at what causes teen acne and what is the best treatment for teenage spots.

However, 3 in 10 teenagers will need to seek medical treatment to help manage their severe acne and prevent scars, and many could suffer psychological damage as a result such as low self-esteem, inhibition and anxiety.

What Causes Acne?

Your skin naturally produces an oily substance called sebum through the sebaceous gland, which reaches the surface of the skin through the hair follicles. Looking at what causes teen acne, oily and unkempt skin cells due to poor hygiene often become clogged with excess sebum and are the cause of outbreaks. Severe acne can be caused when the sebaceous glands produce too much sebum which mixes with damaged skin cells and ends up plugging the pores around the follicles, causing either whiteheads or blackheads. The bacteria which normally live on the skin contaminate and infect the follicles, and end up resulting in spots.

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Hormones can have a significant impact on acne, not just on teenagers. Acne is a very common skin condition and can be a side-effect of contraception and is likely to recur when women go through menopause. If you are looking for great teenage acne treatment UK based companies. External factors which can cause or aggravate acne include cosmetics and hair gel, a condition known as ‘acne cosmetica’.

Acne Shows Itself in Different Forms:

  • Papules – inflamed lesions that appear as little bumps on the skin and can be tender.
  • Comedones – non-inflamed papules which show up as blackheads or whiteheads.
  • Pustules or spots – inflamed lesions that are filled with pus.
  • Nodules – large, painful lesions which feel solid and lie deep under the skin.
  • Cysts – deep lesions filled with pus.

The sebaceous glands are particularly sensitive to hormones, and in the case of boys, teen acne is triggered by increased levels of the testosterone hormone during puberty. In girls and women, acne can be caused by the hormone levels affected by the menstrual cycle.

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How to Treat Acne

Mild acne can be managed by good skincare. This includes using a specific topical treatment or cleaner and topical treatments for your specific needs, and usually a topical vitamin A serum. Squeezing spots is not a good idea, as this can make the acne worse and cause permanent scarring.

Topical Treatments to Remove Dead Skin Cells

If you feel the need to use make-up to cover acne, always used mineral-based topical treatment products to help allow the skin to ‘breathe’ (oil-based make-up will make things far worse); many of our patients like the bareMinerals range because of this. And, obviously, always remove your make-up completely at night. Makeup can make acne worse and clog your pores causing oily skin and clogged hair follicles, so make sure you invest in brand and skincare products that moderate acne and acne symptoms.

How to Treat Severe Acne

If over-the-counter medicines don’t work, or if your acne consists of nodules or cysts, it would be best to seek advice from your GP. In addition, the Skin to Love Clinic offers Isolaz® treatment – approved by the American FDA – which uses a combination of vacuum and light technology to extract dirt and excessive oil and destroy bacteria, as well as the pulse dye laser Regenlite which kills the acne-causing bacteria and triggers an immune response to help tackle the causes of acne.

Other acne treatments for teens and options include chemical peels to help keep your skin clear. As well as like topical retinoids, benzoyl peroxide and a great skincare routine. We suggest trying a mild soap to reduce acne spots and skin conditions. Teenage acne causes hormonal changes, and these changes in teenagers can create acne spots on the skin’s surface, we suggest that you avoid scarring and improve symptoms by treating the affected areas.

How to Not Make Acne Worse

If you are wondering what causes acne in teens and more importantly how to not worsen these breakouts, you have come to the right place. We can help remove acne scars with laser treatment and various other treatments that help in removing damaged skin cells. You can also invest in oral antibiotics to help with affected skin and unblock hair follicle congestion. Hair follicle congestion can be helped with topical antibiotics that contain azelaic acid, benzoyl peroxide or an oral contraceptive pill. Azelaic acid and benzoyl peroxide can cause dry skin when removing dead skin cells and should be used with caution.

How to Treat Acne Scarring

When acne has turned to scar, there are measures you can take to help improve it. We have been able to reduce scarring using Derma FNS micro-needling treatments, as well as laser treatments such as Fraxel® 1550.

Contact us if you would like to make an appointment to see a specialist who can help you with teen acne or acne scarring.

Disclaimer: This blog is not to be used for diagnostic purposes. We are all unique which means that our results, recovery and suitability for any type of treatment will vary. Always seek the advice of a professional should you have any health or cosmetic concerns or to discuss treatments specifically for you.

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