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 on the Face, Bach + Chest
There are 6 main types of spot 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
Pustules – similar to papules, but have a white tip in the 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
Choosing the best treatment all depends on the severity of the acne, age and lifestyle. However, a thorough skin analysis will be done prior to recommending any of the treatments or combination of treatments listed below
Recommended Treatments: Facials, Chemical Peels, Microneedling, Skinade Targeted Solutions
A scar is a mark left on the skin after a wound or injury has healed.
Normal fine-line scars
A minor wound like a cut will usually heal to leave a red, raised line, which will gradually get paler and flatter over time.
This process can take up to two years. The scar won't disappear completely and you'll be left with a visible mark or line.
Fine-line scars are common following a wound or after surgery. They aren't usually painful, but they may be itchy for a few months.
On darker skin types, the scar tissue may fade to leave a brown or white mark. A pale scar may be more obvious on tanned skin because scar tissue doesn't tan.
A keloid scar is an overgrowth of tissue that occurs when too much collagen is produced at the site of the wound.
The scar keeps growing, even after the wound has healed.
Keloid scars are raised above the skin and are red or purple when newly formed, before gradually becoming paler. They're often itchy or painful, and can restrict movement if they're tight and near a joint
Pitted or sunken scars
Some scars caused by skin conditions, such as acne and chickenpox, can have a sunken or pitted appearance.
Pitted scars, also known as atrophic or "ice-pick" scars, can also occur as a result of an injury that causes a loss of underlying fat.
Scar contractures are often caused by burns.
They occur when the skin "shrinks", leading to tightness and a restriction in movement.
Choosing the best treatment will depend on the depth of scaring, how old it is and where its situated on the body. A thorough skin assessment will be done prior to treatment.
Recommended Treatments: Microneedling, Skinade
Rosacea is a common long-term skin condition that mainly affects the face.
Symptoms often begin with episodes of flushing, where the skin turns red for a short period, but other symptoms can develop as the condition progresses, such as:
burning and stinging sensations
spots (papules and pustules)
small blood vessels in the skin becoming visible
Rosacea is a relapsing condition, which means there are periods when symptoms are particularly bad, but less severe at others.
The way your skin ages will depend on your lifestyle, your genetics and your habits.
The common signs of ageing skin are:
Dull skin tone
Lines and wrinkles
Recommended Treatments: Microneedling, Peels, Skinade
Cellulite is a condition in which the skin has a dimpled, lumpy appearance. It usually affects the buttocks and thighs but can also occur in other areas. Cellulite occurs when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin.
Recommended Treatments: Microneedling, Skinade
PIGMENTATION + SUN DAMAGE
To protect itself from the damaging effects of the sun, your skin increases its production of the dark brown pigment called melanin. The extra melanin makes your skin look darker or sun-tanned. In some cases, the sun causes an uneven increase in melanin production, which produces irregular colouring (pigmentation) of the skin.
The sun can also cause a permanent stretching of small blood vessels, giving your skin a mottled, reddish appearance.
Recommended Treatments: Facials, Chemical Peels, Microneedling
Stretch marks are narrow streaks or lines that occur on the surface of the skin.
Stretch marks are often red or purple to start with, before gradually fading to a silvery-white colour.
They're usually long and thin.
Recommended Treatments: Microneedling