What is acne?

For accurate acne treatment in Coffs Harbour it is important to understand what it is and its causes. Medically known as Acne Vulgaris, it is demonstrated by constant breakouts and several numbers of pimples developing at the same time, which are painful and filled with pus. Most of the time, acne is associated with the hormonal changes occurring in the body system that triggers an overactive sebaceous glands, leading to the excess discharge of oil. Human skin has pores which are connected to oil glands beneath the skin. The glands are connected to the pores via small canals called follicles. These glands are responsible for producing an oily liquid called sebum, which carries dead skin cells through the follicles to the skin surface. Normally, hair grows through the follicle out of the skin. If the follicle gets blocked as a result of the abnormal accumulation of oil under the skin, pimples develop. If a pore gets clogged up and closes, but protrudes out from the skin, it is called a whitehead. If a pore is clogged up but stays open, the top surface becomes dark, which is called a blackhead.

They commonly affect areas such as the back, chest, face, neck and shoulders. It commonly occurs during puberty when the oil glands come to life. Although acne largely affects adolescents, it can also occur in adults. It occurs in both sexes, although the most severe cases affect teenage boys. Progress can cause so much stress as the healing process may take some time and when one lesion starts to resolve, others seem to build-up. Acne is not dangerous but in severe cases, can cause skin scarring which can be very frustrating. These scars can be very prominent and may require professional management for it to be reduced or totally removed.

Neue acne treatment options

There are many other forms of acne, although the differences can be very slight. The experts at Neue Skin Clinics can help you determine which type you have, opening the door to effective, lasting acne treatment. After a thorough examination and consultation, we will create a custom acne treatment plan for you. It may consist of at-home treatment as well as in-clinic treatment. In any case, we will help you through the entire process of acne treatment in Coffs Harbour and work towards restoring your skin to its natural, beautiful texture.