Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Feature Article - Acne Treatments

Skin Deep – March 2012
Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘New Look Feature Article - Acne’.
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Acne can be a distressing and long-term condition for many people and taking strong prescription drugs to counter it is not suitable for all, plus if the medication is stopped, the condition can reappear as before, or be even worse. Acne can affect any age group and long term effects on the physical appearance of the skin i.e. scarring and redness, as well as affecting an individuals confidence and behaviour. This combination can be detrimental to just leading a ‘normal life’. Many will use excess make-up, clothing and products to cover the condition and may also feel limited in social activities such as swimming, sun bathing or in the way they dress.
There are a number of non-invasive methods of treatment that can prove to be extremely effective for managing, reducing and removing acne and any associated scars. The most effective of these include pulsed light treatment of various wavelengths, chemical peels (of varying strengths), dermal rollers and home-use salicylic acid products. Any of these can be used in isolation or combination depending on the individual’s acne i.e. the extent of it, the area of the body it covers and the age and tolerance levels of the client.
To get the best possible treatment it is advisable to book a consultation with a specialist skin clinic, discuss your goals from the treatment and what you would like to achieve and then ask what treatment path best suits you. Acne is not something that needs to rule your life, it is possible to look and feel better.