Why we get Acne?

Skin-RejuvenationAcne is a common skin condition that occurs as a result of blackheads, whiteheads and pustules in the skin. Acne usually begins at puberty through adolescents, late teens or through their early twenties. For some individuals acne can develop in the late twenties and even in their thirties.

What causes acne?


Before (left); After 2 peels (right)

Acne is caused by the sebaceous gland that is responsible for producing oils. The skin become sensitive to the hormones called testosterone in the blood. This hormone is present in both men and women, which causes the production of excess oil in the skin. Excess oil production and dead skin cells on the skin clogs the follicles. This results in the formation of blackheads and whiteheads.

We all have acne bacterium on our skins, but those who are prone to acne, the build up of oils create a perfect environment for the acne bacteria to multiply. This triggers an inflammatory response in the follicle resulting in red pus-filled acne spots.

Is acne hereditary?

Acne can run in the family, but does not mean that it is always the case.

Can acne be cured?


Before (left); After acne treatment

Acne can be prevented by regular skin treatments to keep the pores and follicles clear. While, medical grade products can be recommended by our skincare specialist to keep the acne under control, leaving you with clearer skin with continued usage. On the other hand, they are specific treatments that target acne such as mineral peels, VI Peel and photofacial helps with the treatment of acne.


To find out more, please give our friendly staff a call today on (828) 586 – 6172 !

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