YOUR MACKAY ACNE TREATMENT EXPERTS
At Just Magic Skin Care Clinic, we treat numerous patients who are suffering with acne, as acne is one of the most common skin conditions affecting adults and teens alike. The good news, there are numerous treatment options available that can help combat acne. Schedule a consultation with us to learn more about what we can do to help!
WHAT IS ACNE?
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples, and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages.
WHAT CAUSES ACNE?
No one factor causes acne. Acne occurs when sebaceous (oil) glands attached to the hair follicles are stimulated at the time of puberty or due to other hormonal changes. Sebum (oil) is a natural substance that lubricates and protects the skin.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ACNE?
1. Whiteheads: Pimples which remain under the surface of the skin
2. Blackheads: Blemishes that occur when an open pore is clogged and that clog oxidizes and becomes dark in color
3. Papules: Small pink bumps that may be sensitive to the touch
4. Pustules: Blemishes that are red and filled with white or yellow pus
5. Nodules: Blemishes that are large, painful, and solid to the touch which remain deep under the surface of the skin
6. Cysts: Deep, painful, pus-filled pimples which are likely to cause scarring. Cystic acne is known to be one of the most difficult types of acne to address.
WHY DO I BREAKOUT BEFORE MY CYCLE?
If you find yourself always getting a flare up around your period you may find yourself wondering about the connection between menstruation and acne. Prior to your period you experience an increase in androgens—male sex hormones—and a decrease in estrogen—female sex hormones. This hormonal fluctuation can be responsible for excess sebum production, dead skin cell build-up, an increased number of acne-causing bacterium, and skin inflammation.
WHAT ARE SOME ACNE TREATMENT OPTIONS?
The key to effectively treating acne is finding the best solution for your unique skin type. At Just Magic Skin Care Clinic, we are committed to finding an individualised treatment plan that is customised just for you.
Depending on the severity of the acne, we may recommend one or more of the following treatments:
- Chemical Peels:
Among the many skin peels at Just Magic Skin Care Clinic, some are particularly effective at treating acne. Specifically, Salicylic Acid peels are an excellent acne treatment, as it helps not only treat acne, but also helps clean out clogged pores and help maintain surface oils. Chemical peels are also helpful in reducing pore size and evening out the skin’s texture.
The microneedling treatment is a very popular acne treatment as it helps stimulate collagen and elastin production by creating microscopic pinpoint wounds on the surface of the skin. The increase in collagen production helps speed up the skin’s ability to cure itself naturally.
The HydraFacial procedure is a common treatment used to help acne as it helps unclog the pores and at the same time re-hydrating the skin. This treatment is best performed on an ongoing basis as part of a regular preventative plan.
- Acne Facials
Regularly scheduled facials also help with acne. By getting periodic facials, we can ensure that the dirt and debris from the skin is effectively cleaned on a regular basis, effectively reducing the risk of acne formation. Blackhead extractions are generally customary with all acne facials as this process helps rid the skin of dirt buildup.
In addition to the above mentioned treatments, an analysis of your skincare routine is important as one of your at home skincare products may be the cause of reoccurring acne. At Just Magic Skin Care Clinic, we offer skin evaluations redeemable with any facials so that we may analyze your skin and make customized recommendations.