WHAT IS ACNE
ARE THE CAUSES?
Acne is a skin condition characterised by the pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. Acne can be triggered by the buildup of excess oil and dead skin cells, resulting in the blockage of hair follicles. This creates an environment for bacterial growth, which, in turn, can lead to the formation of spots and inflammation commonly associated with acne.
A primary contributor to acne development is the overproduction of sebum, an oil crucial for maintaining skin moisture. When sebum combines with dead skin cells and bacteria, it blocks hair follicles, resulting in various types of spots and pimples. Hormonal fluctuations can significantly increase sebum production, exacerbating acne. Genetic predispositions also play a crucial role, with individuals having a family history of acne being more susceptible.
Beyond biological factors, environmental influences, and lifestyle choices impact acne severity. Exposure to pollutants, high humidity levels, and certain medications can contribute to the development or worsening of acne.
As part of our holistic approach to address acne, we may recommend advanced solutions such as LaseMD Ultra™, a treatment designed to promote clearer and healthier skin, along with a personalised medical-grade skincare plan crafted to suit your individual needs.