Acne Treatment

By Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

Being one of the most common skin disorders, Acne is very common in Ireland in both males and females. You can develop it at any stage in your life, even as late as your 40's. We are here to offer you effective pioneering acne treatments that have proven results. Having clearer, blemish-free skin will give you more confidence. Some of the before and after results we have achieved with our clients are amazing. Why not book a consultation with our acne treatment experts to discuss your options.

Defining Acne

Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, a common skin condition which leads to an outbreak of blackheads, whiteheads, and pus-filled spots. Acne vulgaris is normally triggered by the hormonal changes that may occur during puberty. This condition can appear in various places on the body from neck, back, face, and chest, it will generally worsen during adolescence. Scarring is most likely to take place with severe acne, which may then cause a lack of confidence. Acne improves and starts to resolve with age by the late teens and into the twenties but for some people, it will persist for a longer time period.

Treatment options for Acne

Many people who have not found over the counter treatment products to be effective, it would be advisable to see your doctor. With proper treatment, the outlook is generally good. Treatments can take between two to three months to work but once they do they very effective.

Your recommended treatment plan will depend on how severe your acne is. Here is a list of some treatments that are available:

  • Topical treatment using gel or cream applied to the skin such as benzoyl peroxide.
  • Salicylic acid wash is an exfoliant ingredient applied to the skin which will remove redness and inflammation as it opens pores. It is also a very effective pain reliever.
  • Chemical Peels
  • Oral Medication Antibiotics this is Generally the first choice as a treatment and the options for this would be Tetracycline such as minocycline.
  • Oral Contraceptives
  • Isotretinoin is also a very effective drug to treat severe acne.

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