Acne has the ability to bring your spirit down even with one obvious zit. Wondering why every time you have a special date or a big meeting, how does that zit magically appear on your face? It happens to the best of us. At AgeLess, we can help you not only cure but even prevent acne so that no more future dates are ruined.
Ageless Clinic has been one of the pioneers in treating Acne without medication for the last 10 years. We take a holistic approach and try and understand the root cause. Holistic means an inside out approach. Acne is not just caused due to factors affecting your skin but also stress, acidity, eating habits and so much more.
Come meet our experts and learn about our anti-acne 360° approach – a specially designed diet plan, skincare routine and customised anti-acne skin and detox treatments to not only cure your acne but even help you prevent it.
WHAT IS ACNE AND WHO GETS IT?
Acne also known as pimples are the common cause of ‘spots’. Most people with acne are aged between 12 and 25, but some older and younger people are affected. It is estimated that about 3 in 10 teenagers have acne bad enough to need treatment to prevent scarring. Inflamed acne needs to be treated early to prevent scarring.
WHAT CAUSES ACNE?
Understanding normal skin Small sebaceous glands lie just under the skin surface. These glands make the ‘oil’ (sebum) that keeps the skin supple and smooth. Tiny pores (holes) on the skin allow the sebum to come onto the skin surface. Hair also grow through these pores. During the teenage years, you make much more sebum than when you were a child. This is due to the hormone changes of puberty which stimulate the sebaceous glands. As a rule, the more sebum that you make, the more greasy your skin feels, and the worse acne is likely to be. Some people make more sebum than others. Trapped sebum is ideal for a bacterium (germ) called P.acnes to live and multiply. If a large number develop in the trapped sebum, the immune system may react and cause inflammation Also, a small pitted scar/pigmented scar is commonly left on the skin where there was an inflamed spot. Certain diseases in girls and women may cause acne, or make acne worse. For example, polycystic ovary syndrome, and conditions that cause excess male hormone.
WHAT MAKES ACNE WORSE?
- The progesterone-only contraceptive pill may make acne worse.
- In women, the hormone changes around the monthly Menstruation or Period may cause a flare-up of spots.
- Thick or greasy make-up may, possibly, make acne worse.
- Sweating heavily or humid conditions may make acne worse
- Spots may develop under tight clothes.
- Some drugs can make acne worse.
- Anabolic steroids (which some body-builders take illegally) can make acne worse.
- Certain foods.
WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT AIMS AND OPTIONS FOR ACNE?
At the AgeLess clinic, we have perfected the art of treating acne. With our customized ‘Anti-acne’ treatments depending on your skin type along with a personalised diet and home care plan- we have established ourselves as the ‘acne-ridders!’ We also offer a wide range of clean-ups and facials to help you get clear acne free skin.
Our doctors can help you customise a plan that specifically works for your skin, call us today and let us show you how beautiful your skin can be without acne.