What is Acne?
Acne is the skin condition most commonly seen by doctors. It occurs when pores become clogged by dead skin cells results in accumulation of sebum, an oily substance produced by oil glands.
Bacteria within pores, called Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), can contribute to pore blockage and inflammation --visible redness, swelling, and pus that may accompany acne spots. The result is Acne, the term used to describe emerging blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and cysts. Acne usually appears on the face and neck but can also affect shoulders, back and upper arms.
Causes and Triggers
Several factors can make acne flare up or lead to breakouts, though triggers can vary person to person. Some factors include heredity (genes), hormones, cosmetics, physical pressure, sweating, overwashing, medications, menstrual cycle, and foods.
Depending on its severity, acne can leave post-inflammatory discolouration and scarring. Improve skin tone and texture with professional peels and treatments alongside smoothing and brightening home care products.
*content courtesy of Canadian Dermatology Association and AlumierMD.
PLEASE NOTE: The photos displayed are not intended to represent the results that every patient can expect. Treatment results can vary greatly from patient to patient and we can not guarantee specific results.
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Courtesy of Q Esthetics Laser Clinic: Their client had a total of 6 professional treatments 3-4 weeks apart which included AlumierMD Refining Clay Mask followed by BHA 20.
Acne Mini Series: Episode 1 - The Anatomy of Acne
Acne Mini Series: Episode 2 - Skincare Step By Step
Acne Mini Series: Episode 3 - Types of Acne
Acne Mini Series: Episode 4 - Ingredients