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Dealing with Pre-teen Acne Breakouts

29th August 2013

Can you believe that there are more and more primary school children as young as seven who are experiencing severe acne breakouts before they've hit puberty? Although a majority of the cases are considered mild and easily treatable thanks to the acne-fighting benzoyl peroxide, the more severe cases could be a predictor of future acne breakouts in a child's teenage years. This is more likely to be an issue for younger girls in comparison to boys.

One of the contributing factors of pre-teen acne is the earlier onset of puberty when extreme hormonal changes take place. Excessive oil production and increased levels of testosterone is one of the main causes of breakouts. It's important to ensure that child acne sufferers receive the right kind of medical attention as they go into their teenage years. Unfortunately, these children may face serious psychological effects especially if they’re the only students in their class with acne. This can lead to a lack in self-confidence which could continue into adolescence. It's fair to say that acne is never fun at any age.

When it comes to treating severe acne, it's usually a two-fold process. Firstly, finding the suitable acne cure followed by addressing the scarring. Here at sk:n, we have over two decades of treating acne and acne scarring treatments. We provide a wide range of the best acne treatments; from chemical skin peels to Isolaz laser acne treatment. As scary as the painless solutions may sound, we can guarantee that your little one will be in safe hands. We'll be more than happy to monitor the progress right into the patient's teenage years.

If you want to find out how to get rid of spots and restore a child's skin to its pre-acne former glory, book a consultation with one of our trained sk:n specialists today so they can face their bright future with acne-free skin.

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