Some people experience acne as part of puberty. Unfortunately, acne becomes a lifelong problem that needs professional acne treatments for others. An estimated 15% of adult women suffer from acne, causing undesirable acne scars that never seem to go away. According to studies by sciencedirect.com, ‘Acne vulgaris (AV), which was first described in the 6th century AD, is one of the most common dermatologic conditions. It is based on age and ethnicity, but up to 85% of adolescents and two-thirds of patients over 18 years may be afflicted with acne (White, 1998, Zaenglein and Thiboutot, 2012). Despite how commonplace this condition is, its adverse effects on psychosocial functioning can sometimes be overpowering. Acne has been associated with depression, anxiety, thrive. Acne can occur at any time, and at times, its reappearance can be confounding.
Read on to learn some of the more novel ways adult acne occurs.
1. Hair products that touch your skin
While breakouts brought about by haircare products are common, some people are unaware that these could cause a problem. Often referred to as “pomade acne.” – this happens when styling products seep oil into your forehead and trap bacteria in your pores, which can then become inflamed – resulting in pus and eventually whiteheads and blackheads.
2. Facial hair removal
Facial hair removal products can be comedogenic, i.e. clog your pores and promote acne. To prevent this from happening, apply a warm compress to your face if you get itchy bumps on your skin after hair removal. Consider double cleansing your skin before de-fuzzing and use a non-comedogenic product to prevent clogged pores and acne.
3. Too many skincare products
You can get acne or make the problem worse if you switch between several different acne creams, facial wash and spot creams before giving them time to work. Keep in mind that when you switch from one product to another, you’re challenging your skin with new active ingredients. So, instead of getting relief from all these products, your skin can get irritated and suffer from a nasty breakout.
4. Travelling to a new place
The change of environment when visiting a new place can trigger acne. Although spending a holiday somewhere is good for your mental wellbeing, it can make your skin react through a breakout. You can, however, avoid excessive sun exposure and make sure to wear sunscreen with zinc oxide or titanium oxide to prevent any skin irritation.
A general rule of thumb to follow is to keep your skin hydrated, no matter where you are – this can go a long way in preventing the overproduction of oil that can eventually lead to acne.
5. Too much use of your mobile phone
Your mobile phone is constantly exposed to different surfaces and might have retained some bacteria. When you use your phone to talk to someone, you’re also transferring that bacteria to your face. Aside from that, constantly using your phone can lead to acne mechanica or pimples caused by friction.
How the Agnes Treatment Can Help
AGNES is a breakthrough treatment program that promises a long-lasting cure for acne, perfectly fitting those with recurrent skin problems. This program treats the acne-prone areas on the face three times over a year, curing 93% of inflamed acne and 83% of non-inflamed acne, preventing any breakouts for a year.
The AGNES treatment uses a unique technology responsible for Selective Sebaceous Gland Destruction to target and destroy the sebaceous gland. This technology’s great because it doesn’t cause any thermal injury to the skin epidermis and still provides a long-term solution to recurring acne. Aside from that, its significant benefits include low recurrence, low downtime, no side effects, safety, and effectiveness for acne and other pore-related problems.
The procedure starts with applying a topical anaesthetic cream to minimise discomfort. Then, your skin is cleansed and scaled, extracting excess sebum from the hair follicles. A micro-needle will then be inserted into the skin follicle and sebaceous gland, delivering a Monopolar Radiofrequency current to eliminate the problematic glands. Lastly, a Bipolar Radiofrequency current will be applied using a surface probe to remove any debris or impurities to cleanse the skin thoroughly.
By using the AGNES treatment, you can say goodbye to using the tired routine of creams and pills and be free from acne for a long time.
With over 18 years of experience in acne and acne scar treatments, you can be sure to get fast and long-lasting relief for your skin problems with our aesthetic doctors.
Take charge of your skin @ The Clifford Clinic.
If you’ve tried various products and treatments at multiple aesthetic clinics only to get minimal results, consider getting customised acne treatments at The Clifford Clinic. Our team of professional and knowledgeable doctors is here to help to give you the best treatment from our myriad of options available. You deserve only the best, which includes presenting the best version of yourself. Don’t hesitate and get in touch with us now!