Adult and Teenage Acne Treatments
We can help you manage and eradicate acne
What is acne?
Acne occurs most frequently at puberty, when the sebaceous glands and keratinocytes are stimulated by pubertal hormones to increase the rate of production of sebum and keratin respectively. The excess keratin cells can then quickly block the pores of the sebaceous glands, trapping the sebum below, which then solidifies. This creates an ideal breeding environment for bacteria which normally live harmlessly on the skin, especially the bacteria associated with acne, called Propionibacterium acnes (or P. acnes). This bacterium thrives in the anaerobic environment generated by the clogged pore, and by feeding off sebum.
The metabolic by-products of P. acnes inflame and destroy the wall of the hair follicles, allowing the inflammation to spread deeper into the tissues, causing infected spots which either erupt onto the skin or form painful cysts trapped below the surface.
Acne also occurs in adulthood, often due to imbalances in the androgen hormones, especially testosterone and DHEA, or from microcysts deep within the skin, the legacy of previous acne that was not effectively eradicated.
At Andresa, we offer two very effective treatments
Enzyme Skin Revision
Enzyme revision is a programme of intense facial treatments using bioactive pharmaceutical-grade ingredients to revise the skin and rebuild its health from the deeper layers. This is achieved by decongesting the skin, restoring its internal balance, and rebuilding the health of the underlying architecture, making it more resilient to structural damage. The acid mantle is then restored so that immunity to P. acnes is improved and the skin is protected.
ClearSkin Acne Laser Treatment
Heat and vacuum technology are used to treat all forms of acne vulgaris safely and effectively without injuring the surface of the skin. Laser energy penetrates into the deeper layers of the dermis, causing thermal damage to the sebaceous glands of the skin, destroying P. acnes bacteria and reducing sebum production, whilst leaving the epidermis intact. The integrated vacuum simultaneously extracts accumulated sebaceous material from the pores, while the cooling system ensures that the skin is protected from heat, minimizing discomfort. The appearance of scars is diminished over time by laser stimulation of collagen production.
- Eradicates acne
- Decongests skin
- Natural and botanic topical products
- No side effects
- Diminshes appearance of acne scars
- Smoother skin
- Long-lasting results