Adult Acne – Why You Get It and How To Solve It?

Did you know that approximately 15% of Australian woman suffer from some form of adult acne? This can be due to a number of factors including stress, hormonal activity and even genetics. So, what is adult acne and what options do you have to combat this painful and sometimes embarrassing affliction?

Simply put, acne is blocked pores that become infected. Most pimples begin as a blackhead which is the result of oil and dead cells getting trapped in a pore, where they block the duct and mix with bacteria. When exposed to air this ‘blockage’ turns black – resulting in a blackhead. Blackheads evolve into red pimples when the pore becomes infected from the blockage and gets inflamed. Usually, but not always, these pimples will develop a white head which if forcefully removed can result in permanent scarring.

The primary cause of acne is hormones, hormones cause an overproduction of oil, which in turn blocks the pores. Not only are hormones naturally produced in the body but the eating habits of today sees us consuming hormone-enriched diary and meat products which do no favours to our skin. Stress can also have a significant impact on our hormone levels. Acne can also be the result of the wrong skin care products and certain medications.

Esteem Medi Spa recommends Laser Genesis and acne targeted chemical peels as well as acne targeted take-home skincare products to rid you of your acne once and for all. How do these treatments work and what can you expect?

Laser Genesis

Laser Genesis is a wonderful no recovery time, pain-free treatment for those with acne prone skin. The procedure has enough heat to destroy the bacteria in active breakouts, leaving the acne to heal and dry much faster. In addition to acne benefits, the procedure is also a great anti-ageing laser. Collagen production is stimulated, therefore, decreasing the appearance of fine lines and making skin feel more elastic.

Patients typically have 3 to 5 treatments and can be spaced out 2 to 4 weeks apart. Even one treatment will give you some improvement for those last minute plans.

Chemical Peels

An acne chemical peel is done by placing a chemical solution on the skin. The chemical solution causes the skin to peel over several days. As the treated skin comes off, it is restored by new skin. This exfoliation resulting from the acne skin peel minimises or gets rid of the acne scars and blemishes. Acne chemical peel treatments also offer additional benefits to acne treatment

  • Enhance the pigmentation
  • Smooths skin

Targeted take-home skincare

Esteem Medi Spa stocks Medik8 skincare products and within this is their Beta range. Extensive research and development has gone into this range meaning the products are targeted, and healing is sped up. This skincare has also been designed to reduce post inflammatory scarring without compromising the skin’s defense barriers. Medik8’s Beta range effectively targets;

  • Shiny and oily skin
  • Blocked pores; and
  • Black and whiteheads.

The Beta range effectively tackles all three causes of blemishes at once resulting in clearer skin, faster. This range not only reduces visible blemishes but also helps prevents the appearance of new ones.

At Esteem we’ve made it our mission to ensure that anyone seeking non-surgical cosmetic procedures is fully informed about the treatments they are interested in. For further information on our acne treatments, please contact us to arrange a complimentary consultation where you will be connected with a qualified dermal therapist who will assess your skin, making use of the latest skin analysing technology VISIA and advise you on the best treatment method for you and your skin. You don’t have to suffer from acne anymore.


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