Everything you need to know about acne and how to treat it

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Most people suffer from the skin condition acne at some point during their lives. Acne can cause spots and oily skin, and it can cause parts of your skin to feel hot and painful to come into contact with. Whether you are suffering with acne for the first time, or it’s an on-going issue for you, read on to find out more about this condition and how you can treat it…

Where is acne most likely to appear and what kinds of spots does it cause?

Acne most commonly appears on the face, on the back and on the chest. Various kinds of spots can be caused by acne, and these include blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, cysts and nodules.

What can I do if I have acne?

If you do have acne, or if you suspect that you do, avoid washing the relevant parts of the skin more than twice each day. If you wash them too frequently, you could end up irritating your skin and worsening your symptoms. Avoid attempting to squeeze your spots or “cleaning out” your blackheads as you could be left with permanent scarring. Use lukewarm water when you are cleaning the area in question and try not to use excessive amounts of cosmetics or make-up. It’s also best to remove your make-up fully before you go to bed. After exercise, shower as soon as the session is over so the sweat doesn’t irritate your skin.

Who is affected by acne?

Acne is common among teenagers and younger adults. Most people aged between 11 and 30 are affected by acne in one way or another. However, it can continue well into adult life, with 3% of people aged over 35 facing issues with acne.

What kinds of treatments are available for acne?

At Shumaila’s, we offer two highly effective treatments for people that are experiencing problems with acne. The first of these is the HydraFacial option…

HydraFacial…

This option combines six of the most trusted and effective approaches. Our HydraFacial includes lymphatic drainage, deep cleansing and exfoliation, chemical peel, blackhead extraction, hydration and LED light therapy.

Skin Peels…

We also use skin peels including salicylic to help you manage your problem. This acid is found naturally in some types of bark and leaves, but it can also be made in a lab. Salicylic acid is part of the beta-hydroxy acid family of acids. It is comedolytic, which means it can unplug your dead skin cells and built-up oils which cause acne blemishes. Salicylic acid is also anti-inflammatory at low concentrations and is desmolytic, which means it can exfoliate skin cells by disrupting intercellular connections.

We can also provide a bespoke treatment plan which combines HydraFacial with skin peels to help you get the best results possible.

Acne treatments from Shumaila’s…

At Shumaila’s, we have a great deal of experience when it comes to providing acne treatments in London. Our qualified and experienced aesthetics professionals are industry specialists and regularly attend refresher training to continue providing the best, safest and most effective solutions available.

Although we never cut corners when it comes to quality or efficiency, we offer some of the most competitive prices for acne treatments on the market. We can also provide complimentary consultations. Talk to us today to find out more about our acne treatments.

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