There’s a misconception that only teenagers suffer with acne outbreaks, but realistically, millions of adults suffer too. Active acne in adults is something we see a lot of in the clinic. It can affect people throughout their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s – and beyond – and some can be affected even if they’ve never had it before!
While acne often does affect the face – causing a red and raised complexion, it can also appear all over the body. It is commonly seen on the back, chest, arms and buttocks. Acne blemishes also range in size, type and severity too. Some people are more prone to cystic spots, papules, whiteheads, blackheads, but also small lumps, known as nodules. The most severe type of acne blemishes are cysts, which are often tender to the touch and prone to scarring.
Completely untrue, acne is caused by an overproduction of sebum (oil) in the sebaceous glands which are responsible for keeping the skin lubricated. When the glands become overactive, the sebum produced reaches an abnormal level which changes the function of the usually harmless skin bacterium, called P. acnes, to become aggressive. This leads to pore blockages which then causes inflammation and breakouts experienced during acne episodes. If anything, acne sufferers often have vigilant skincare routines to help offset any initial symptoms.
Ideal for targeting active acne and scarring, Potenza is the latest treatment for skin rejuvenation. Innovatively combining microneedling and radio frequency together, the two-step approach ensures clarity. First, ultra-fine needles are gently rolled across the complexion to accelerate new skin cell turnover to help restore clarity. Then, radio frequency is employed to help diminish redness and eliminate acne-causing bacteria. It’s the latest treatment for skin rejuvenation.
“This regeneration process encourages collagen and elastin production, which rejuvenates and revitalises the skin. Combining both methods – microneedling and radio frequency – gives quicker and better results rather than only using one technology. Overall, you will notice firmer, smoother and a more brightened complexion.”
ClearSkin combines light wave energy and vacuum-action technology to treat current acne symptoms, previous scarring and all forms of acne vulgaris. The laser treatment is a gentle, yet effective, method for targeting acne at the source and will help future-proof your skin against further breakouts.
“We usually combine this treatment with other acne-focused therapies and create a bespoke programme that will help you achieve a clearer complexion, with a reduction in acne scarring, oiliness and congestion.”
Chemical Skin Peels use high-performing acids and chemical compounds to regenerate and enhance the skin’s barrier. Varying in strength, your Aesthetician will tailor your skin peel to suit your needs. After each peel you can expect texture, colour, hydration levels and overall skin tone to be improved.
“Skin peels are the perfect treatment to add to any acne sufferers routine as each peel can be chosen depending on your skin concern and acne type.”
The acne-focused Clarity Facial clears congested, breakout-prone skin for an overall improvement in skin tone and texture. Combining, steam, massage techniques, light and laser-based skin resurfacing and the best of 111SKIN‘s blemish-fighting products, the treatment will purify, refine and brighten your complexion.
“After each facial, expect an improvement in skin tone and post-inflammatory pigmentation, alongside deep detoxification, exfoliation and immensely soothed skin.”
Replenish and energise skin by withdrawing the platelets from your blood to trigger your body’s innate healing functions. Known as a ‘Vampire Facial’, this treatment has exceptional results to encourage rejuvenation and the appearance of acne and acne scarring.
“PRP treatments help to stimulate the production of collagen elastin and new cells. It’s effective in improving the tone and texture of the skin. We also recommend combining it with treatment with Potenza to maximise your results.”
Explore 111SKIN‘s supreme skincare to elevate the results of your treatment from home. We recommend products from the Clarity Collection, such as the 3 Phase Anti Blemish Booster to target blemishes when they occur, during and after.
“Clinically-formulated to treat blemishes, each soothing – but potent – product is designed with anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial ingredients. Targeting skin impurities for a clearer, calmer complexion.”
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