The most widespread skin condition in the world, acne affects a large number of people in cases ranging from mild to severe. The personal testimonies of sufferers known to us from our experience, including stories of emotionally debilitating issues such as low self-esteem and even depression, make our fight against acne constant and relentless.
This skin condition is primarily caused by a hormonal imbalance which often occurs in the early onset of puberty and the rest of the teenage years. The condition manifests when oil glands become infected or blocked, forming red and sometimes painful bumps on the skin surface. Acne can be non-inflammatory (blackheads, whiteheads) and inflammatory (papules, pustules, nodules, cysts).
Cystic acne can be the most painful and often produces acne scarring. It is important not to pop acne in order to avoid the scarring and even worse breakouts. Unfortunately, they can also appear spontaneously regardless of prevention and proper handling.
Who suffers from acne?
A universally experienced skin condition, acne is most commonly found in young adults and adolescents ranging from ages 11 to 30. Although it affects both men and women of any race, men tend to suffer more severely because of the higher levels of testosterone produced during adolescence. Many adults continue to struggle with moderate acne problems throughout their life. Thankfully, this condition is treatable with a variety of methods and results can be maintained with a proper skin care regimen.
False Creek Skin Solution Clinic, Vancouver offers a wide range of treatments to match the severity of every individual case. By combating acne-causing bacteria and rejuvenating the surface of the skin, we can visibly improve the appearance of the skin. We offer highly successful treatments, such as laser therapies including:
• IPL Limelight PhotoFacial
• Laser Genesis
• chemical peels
We also carry physician-grade skin care products such as ZO Skin Health, Vivier Pharma, Environ and Vegan Organic O Cosmedics that are designed to address the problem and aid in skin recovery.