Acne Skin Treatments in Parkhurst – Northern JHB
Lipomassage | Endermologie | Beauty Salon in Jhb North
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What is Acne?
Acne is caused by the skin’s oil gland, known as the Sebaceous Gland, producing too much sebum (oil) which can lead to the clogging of pores. Acne can appear in the form of whiteheads, blackheads, pustules, papules and can even become quite severe and turn into cystic acne, creating nodules underneath the skin. Acne occurs mainly in areas such as Face, Neck, Back, Chest and Shoulders. It is the most common disease and is not contagious, and although acne is not a serious health threat, severe acne can lead to disfiguring and permanent scarring. Acne is graded into 4 types ranging from Grade 1 being less active acne to Grade 4 becoming cystic and quite uncomfortable.
What Causes Acne ?
Follicle fallout : As the body sheds dead skin cells to replace them with new ones, the hair follicle gets clogged with the skin cells. This blockage makes it so that the sebum cannot get out which results in acne.
Overproduction of sebum : Sometimes, the issue isn’t that there is a blockage, but that there is simply too much sebum being created that it gets backed up as it is released. This results in the pimples that appear from acne.
Hormones : Teenagers go through hormonal changes when they go through puberty thus having an effect on hormones which can increase oil production. For women, they go through cycles where their hormones fluctuate. It is because of this that, during some times of the month, a woman might have more acne and during others, she might have no acne.
Stress : Considerable amounts of stress and frustration, whether with life or with a job, can lead to acne. Tension causes the glands to close up and that results in the backup of sebum that would otherwise be released.
Types of Acne?
Whiteheads : (Grade 1 Acne)
Whiteheads, also know as closed comedones are one of the more common forms of Acne, that can effect anyone’s skin. They appear as small whitish bumps underneath our skin and occur when the follicle becomes clooged due to the sticky sebum oil and dead skin cells blocking the opening. The opening to these follicle are so small that no air can get in, which will leave the oil un-oxidised and leave it white.
Blackheads : (Grade 1 Acne) Blackheads, also known as open comedones are another common form of Acne. Similar to the whitehead, the oil becomes trapped under the skin due to the build up of dead skin and sticky sebum, although the follicle will have a much wider opening, allowing air to get in and react with the oil causing it to oxidise and turn black, giving you a ‘Blackhead’
Papules : ( Grade 2/ 3 Acne depending on severity ) Papules are slightly elevated, and appear red and inflammed. Do not attempt to squeeze a papule as this can cause permanent scarring, as a papule does not conatin any pus, so people tend to squeeze and squeeze, causing the follicle to rupture undernath, leaving you with pitted scarring.
Pustules : (Grade 3 Acne) Pustules are red and inflammed lesions that are elevated and will have a white head on top, containg pus, the white pus is a mixture of white blood cells that have come to fight the bacteria with in the pustule.
Cystic : (Grade 4 Acne) This is when the acne has become quite inflammed and swollen and is underneath the skin creating large cysts filled with bacteria.
What is the solution?
The low pH (acidity) of RégimA helps to control externally the problems associated with a problem or acneform skin by destroying most skin bacteria which are the main cause of inflammation and cross infection. Many active ingredients known for their acne combating properties, are used to help clear blackheads, refine the pores and have a leveling effect on acne scarring. Formulations using natural anti-inflammatories help calm reddened, inflamed, sore skins and help control breakouts eg.
Scar Repair, Quantum Elastin, Amino Actives Problem Skin Therapy, Anti-Acne Ointment, Equilibrium Anti-Problem Skin Serum etc. If one suffers from excessive oil production one may use our B-Complex Daily Radiance containing a seborrhoeic controller, formulated to help repair and nourish with the added bonus of SPF 30, or Optimum Essensitals, supplying a non-greasy day treatment with SPF 15. It is essential to start off the day and night routine by cleansing with RégimA Cleansing & Toning Gel, clearing and tightening the pores.
Plants add a Natural skin toning effect, so no extra toner is required.
To book your beauty treatment please contact Soma Body Therapy on:
Address: No 3 Quinn street, Parkhurst, Johannesburg
Tel: 011 327 4490
Fax: 086 560 1224
Cell: 079 047 5173
Email: [email protected]
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