What are some common causes of Acne?
Acne occurs when there is clogging in the pores found on our skin. These clogs are caused by dead skin cells. When skin cells die and rise to the surface of the skin, the body generally sheds those dead cells automatically.
However, if the body makes a lot of sebum, the dead skin cells can stick together inside the pore. This makes those cells trapped within the pore, causing a hotbed for bacteria to grow and multiply. This causes the pore to become very inflamed and thus acne is caused.
There are misconceptions that acne is a teenage problem. In fact, acne affects people of all ages/sexes and in some, this problem worsens in their adulthood. In fact, recent studies have shown increase prevalence of adult acne, with up to 80% of acne cases persistent beyond puberty (1). The majority of those affected are ladies (82.1% in this study) but there could be a selection bias because ladies generally try to take better care of their own skin.
Acne not just results in painful and irritating bumps. It causes long term effects in terms of pigmentation (coloured marks) and scarring (depressed scars). It has even been shown that up to 52% of patients are affected with psychological stress.
If you are one of them, fret not. We have helped many patients walk through their journey in curing acne and maintaining acne free skin. Acne treatments show results quickly, and treating acne prevents scars, so you can save all the time and effort from having to deal with the scars otherwise!