at Omniya Clinic in London
Acne is a very common inflammatory skin condition which occurs when hair follicles become plugged with dead skin cells and oil. Typically, acne can be found on the face, forehead, back, shoulders and chest. Whilst acne is most common amongst teenagers, usually starting at puberty, it can affect people of all ages for varying reasons.
Along with acne, comes scarring which can leave sometimes leave permanent scars in areas where you were once affected.
Acne can be difficult to treat, with many over-the-counter solutions being far too aggressive for the skin. At Omniya Clinic, we offer a range of treatments that can reduce acne symptoms and procedures to clear or minimise acne scarring.
During our consultation, our expert clinician will investigate your current skin condition and identify the root causes of your acne. We will closely evaluate your health and lifestyle factors and offer an expert opinion on the best course of action for your acne and/or scarring.
The oil-producing (sebaceous) glands can be particularly sensitive to blood levels of certain hormones, present in males and females. These can cause glands to produce excess oil. If the dead skin cells, which line the pores, do not shed properly, they can clog up the follicles, producing blackheads and whiteheads.
The main causes of acne are:
The causes of acne can be further exacerbated due to hormones, medication, diet and stress. Acne scarring can also develop when serious types of spots, like cysts, burst and damage the surrounding skin. It can also worsen when you pick or squeeze your spots, leaving you with uneven skin texture.
Common symptoms of acne include cysts, small red bumps (papules) or bumps that contain white or yellow pus (pustules). You may also develop whiteheads or blackheads and see scarring develop in areas where it was once inflamed.
HRT can provide a solution to deal with excess sebum production, by regulating the hormones responsible for controlling the sebaceous glands. HRT is a complex therapeutic intervention, with many variables to consider – however if a patient has several concerns that can be addressed using HRT, it may be possible to choose a course of medication that will provide the best results for acne sufferers.
There are varying symptoms and signs of acne, depending on the condition’s severity. These can include:
Whilst acne can run in families, in most cases it occurs for unknown, sporadic reasons.
Acne is recognised quite easily, by the appearance of spots, and the manner in which they are distributed on the body – primarily, the face, neck, chest and back.
As there are a number of different varieties of acne, it is important that you speak with an expert. At Omniya Clinic, we pride ourselves on working with leading aestheticians and dermatologists to ensure your concerns are diagnosed and treated effectively.
Whilst there is no cure for acne, there are a variety of treatments available at Omniya Clinic to prevent the formation of new spots, to reduce the spots, and to help clear scarring.
One of our experts will be happy to help you to control your acne, avoid scarring or damage to the skin and make the scarring less noticeable.
At Omniya Clinic, we have a variety of treatments that can assist with acne concerns. These can be categorised as:
During your initial skin consultation, our expertly trained and experienced skin specialists will be able to advise on treatments (including hormonal therapy and dermatology), medical grade products and lifestyle factors, with a view to putting together a bespoke treatment plan designed with your specific requirements in mind.
During your consultation, we will advise you on the best treatments and products for you to use at home.
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