Effective Teenage Acne Treatments For Clearer Skin
Acne is especially prevalent in teenage skin for a number of reasons. During puberty, the increased oil production in the skin can clog the pores and cause a reaction, and the acne can be worsened by the increased production of testosterone.
Acne appears in many areas of the body, but most often occurs on the face, the back and the upper chest. The reason for this is that these areas of skin have the densest populations of sebaceous follicles.
Psychological Effects of Teenage Acne
Acne can be very distressing and can lead to serious problems. People generally want to enjoy clear skin, and the appearance of acne can lead to a lack of self-confidence and can have a serious effect on self-esteem. Feelings of insecurity are often more prevalent in teenagers anyway, and acne can compound these feelings.
sk:n's Teenage Acne Treatment
sk:n uses a variety of the latest treatments to help teenagers who are affected by acne to regain smooth, clear skin. If you're under 16, you’ll need to be accompanied by an adult to attend a consultation and treatment sessions. However, if you're between 16 and 18 you can attend alone. Some treatments may not be offered depending on your age but this will be discussed at your consultation.
One of the most common treatments we use on teenage skin affected by acne is Isolaz®, which is a high-tech laser treatment. Lasers have purifying powers which can target acne in a simple and painless way when carried out by a skincare expert, and this is an excellent foundation for treatment.
We also combine this treatment with pore-purifying technology. This includes skin peels and microdermabrasion treatments which together clean the skin, tone it leading to clear skin and long-lasting results.
Microdermabrasion is an exfoliating treatment which uses microcrystals to unclog the pores. Post treatment, follow-up home-care products such as glycolic acid are also used which carry on fighting the excess production of oil.
At sk:n we recommend a six-week acne treatment programme for teenage skin, and in the majority of cases this is enough to treat the condition and produce remarkable results and clear skin.
After just the first few sessions of treatment, the acne generally starts to fade so that within a few weeks the results are already noticeable. The skin becomes clearer and smoother, and the complexion markedly improves
Even teenage skin which has been affected by acne scars can be improved because the treatment aids collagen production which leads to smoother, better-looking skin.
The results are long lasting, meaning a six-week treatment programme is often all that is required to clear acne from teenage skin and help the sufferer to regain confidence and self-esteem.