Acne is a very common condition caused by the inflammation of grease-producing glands in the skin, leaving blocked pores (blackheads and whiteheads) and inflamed red papules and pustules, otherwise known as ‘spots’.
Acne predominantly occurs during adolescence and is most commonly experienced on the face, back and chest. The correlation with acne and adolescence is due to the increase in testosterone occurring in both genders during puberty. Acne can also be prompted by psychological factors such as increased stress levels, genetics and dietary habits. Increasingly, younger children are getting acne as well, it is most common among teenagers, with a reported prevalence of 70 to 87 percent.
Acne treatment is necessary for several reasons. Not only does the appearance of acne temporarily affect your physical appearance with pink marks, but it can lead to permanent scarring if deeper cysts are left untreated. Acne is typically associated with elevated levels of stress, unhappiness and infection.
The Belfast Skin Clinic provides some of the most advanced and effective treatments for acne available in Northern Ireland. Once fully diagnosed at a consultation, one of the various treatments available will be selected by your dermatologist to achieve the best results for you. These range from topical creams and gels in the least severe cases, to antibiotics and hormonal treatments in more severe cases. We also offer unique treatments such as Facial Peels and Skin Rejuvenation treatments which can help treat Acne, as well as Dermapen treatment for acne scarring.