Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point.
It causes spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that's hot or painful to touch.
Acne most commonly develops in the following areas:
Face – this affects almost everyone with acne
Back – this affects more than half of people with acne
Chest – this affects about 15% of people with acne
Types of spots
There are six main types of spots caused by acne:
Blackheads small black or yellowish bumps that develop on the skin; they're not filled with – dirt, but are black because the inner lining of the hair follicle produces pigmentation (colouring)
Whiteheads – have a similar appearance to blackheads, but may be firmer and won't empty when squeezed
Papules – small red bumps that may feel tender or sore
similar to papules, but have a white tip in the – Pustules centre, caused by a build-up of pus
Nodules – large hard lumps that build up beneath the surface of the skin and can be painful
Cysts – the most severe type of spot caused by acne; they're large pus-filled lumps that look similar to boils and carry the greatest risk of causing permanent scarring
This treatment is similar to electrolysis, which is a technique used to put electrical current at a high frequency and low voltage directly into the sebaceous gland and destroy the blocked gland that is creating the acne spot.
It is a non-surgical treatment, with no downtime. It is pain-free although considering soreness and sensitivity to the acne spot area pain can be minimal. Clients who have already had this treatment have had amazing results, they have reported no pain and no return of acne in the treated areas.