Acne is one of the most commonly treated conditions. While acne can have a many root causes, including hormones, diet and genetics, at the skin level what causes acne is excessive oil production, bacteria proliferation, and dead cell buildup which leads to blocked pores.
At 67 Degrees Cosmetic Clinic, we take a comprehensive approach to treating acne by addressing each level and type of acne.
What are the types of acne?
Acne can appear as non-inflammatory and inflammatory. It is not uncommon to have different types of acne lesions present at one time, as it is a progressive formation from non-inflammatory blockage to inflamed or infected lesions.
Whiteheads or Milia can form when the blockage in a pore initially occurs. It appears “white” or like a flesh-coloured bump, as at this stage there is no infection or inflammation present.
Blackheads occur when the pore is clogged with sebum (oil) and dead skin cells but remains open. The oil oxidizes when exposed to oxygen and begins to look black or greyish in colour.
Papules, often called pimples, are when whiteheads become inflamed and infected. The skin around the pore is usually red or pink, and sometimes sensitive to touch.
Pustules are the next stage, when the body begins to fight the infection. This type of acne lesion is marked by being much redder in colour with a yellow or white centre.
Cysts or cystic acne is the most severe stage of acne. They are very large, extremely painful and swollen breakouts and are caused by significant infection within the skin or body.
The photos show the before (pictured left) and after (pictured right) results for Vbeam on acne.
clears acne at the source. It targets inflammatory acne lesions, reducing both the bumps and associated redness.
kills bacteria and reduces blood flow to the oil glands and decreases oil production
ZO Skin Health Facial
incorporates three essential formulas that prep, peel and neutralize the skin so it looks and feels healthier without irritation or downtime.
Before and after results of Vbeam for acne and inflammation.
Before and after results of 5G Max Lifting for face lifting and skin brightening.
Before and after results of PicoWay for fading hyperpigmentation.
Before and after results of Botox for masseter muscle reduction.