Acne is common and is usually treatable. You may need treatment for several months to clear spots. Inflamed acne needs to be treated early to prevent scarring. Once the spots are gone, you may need maintenance treatment for several years to keep the spots away.
What is acne and who gets it?
Acne is the common cause of spots. Most people with acne are aged between 12 and 25 (more commonly male) but older and younger people can be affected. Acne usually affects the face but may also affect the back, neck, and chest. The severity can range from mild to severe. About 9 in 10 teenagers develop some degree of acne. Often it is mild but it is estimated that about 3 in 10 teenagers have acne bad enough to need treatment to prevent scarring. Untreated acne usually lasts about 4-5 years before settling but can last for many years in some cases.
If you have suffered from Acne and have scarring as a result, do not despair. Thankfully, there are treatments available which may improve the appearance of your skin.
- Prescriptive Facials
- LED Facials
- Rotational Diamond Microdermabrasion
- Chemical Peels (Acne scarring)
- Dermarollering (Acne scarring)