Acne is a very common skin condition in which the hair follicles become clogged by dead skin cells and excess oils. There are four different types of acne: blackheads, whiteheads, acne vulgaris and cystic acne.
Acne, although it can occur anywhere on the body, is most commonly found on the face, back, shoulders and chest. Within the face, the “T-Zone” is where most acne lesions will occur due to the higher amount of oil glands; this includes the forehead, area encircling the mouth, nose and chin.
Acne can occur at all life stages, but is very common in teenagers and adolescents, due to the hormonal changes we experience at this time in life. Acne is not typically a sign for medical concern, however it can be very painful and have serious psychological effects some patients. In older acne sufferers, a sudden onset of acne may signal an underlying medical condition, and in this case may require further medical inspection.
We are highly experienced in the treatment of acne at Aesthetic Health Clinic in Leeds. Don’t hesitate to get in touch and book your consultation with us today!