Acne commonly considered to effect individuals during their teens, but it is also hereditary in adults. Living with acne is distressing whether mild, overactive or has left visible scarring. Known medically as Acne Vulgaris, it is a skin disease characterised by red spots on the surface and beneath the skin.
It is reasonable to want to lessen the symptoms of acne. It is caused by an access of oil produced by the glands in the skin, known as sebum. When sebum is overproduced the hair follicles become clogged with dead skin, debris, and bacteria. This results in skin inflammation and spots. With the latest treatment, and newest technologies many people see great improvements and reduction of acne and scarring.
Rosacea is a disorder causing inflammation, making the skin appear red. It most commonly appears on the cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead. If untreated the redness can worsen, and small blood vessel red solid bumps and pus-filled pimples can become visible.
Rosacea is a disorder can result in the nose appearing more swollen, this is known as rhinophyma. Rosacea can affect the eyes, causing them to water, appear irritated and appear bloodshot. Many individuals suffering with rosacea have fair skin tones, with complexions prone to blushing. Triggers of this condition are still unknown, however, there are consistent signs to look out for.
Pigmentation is not uncommon. It can become noticeable in different forms, such as melasma, age spots, and hyperpigmentation and age spots. At Mollie Elise Aesthetics we offer innovative treatments to significantly reduce pigmentation, suitable for all skin types.
Melanin is a pigment that gives skin its colour, it is made by melanocytes cells. Pigmentation occurs when these cells are unhealthy or become damaged. Age, excessive UV exposure, medications and hormone imbalances are the most common causes of pigmentation. Pigmentation is often most visible on the hands, face, chest, and arms. In some instances, pigmentation can be difficult to treat.
Symptoms of Acne Scarring
The significance of removing acne scarring can only really be appreciated by those that have experienced it. For most, acne or spots are caused by hormonal changes, they are temporary and resolve themselves towards their late teens. However, for others, more commonly women, acne can be a more persistent, distressing, and relentless problem throughout their adult life. Acne can be hereditary. Acne scarring can be lessened and controlled by carefully choosing suitable aesthetic treatments.
Acne symptoms can vary from mild to severe, with mild acne generally being more easily treatable. Acne develops when there is an overproduction of sebum oils in the glands, clogging the pores with too many dead skin cells. Acne vulgaris is the most common type of acne. Often most visible on the face, neck, upper back, shoulders, and chest. Bacteria called Propionibacterium acne, gets trapped inside the pores in the skin causing redness, welling and irritation. It can be painful to touch.
Acne can cause trauma to the skin, subsequently scarring and discoloration can take place. At Mollie Elise Aesthetics, we recognise the significance of acne scar removal for people who have suffered with acne. If you’d like more information, book a consultation with a member of our team.
Causes of Acne Scarring
- Excessive production of sebum
- Hormonal imbalances or changes
- Family history of Acne
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Prevention of Acne Scarring
We offer combination treatment plans at Mollie Elise Aesthetics to treat and control acne. We may also recommend skin care products to continue your treatment at home. Here are some tips to reduce inflammation and outbreaks:
- Don’t attempt to squeeze spots at home, this can cause scarring
- Avoid heavy makeup which can clog pores further and choose mineral makeup instead
- Always remove your makeup before bed
- Resist over-drying affected areas, as this will lead to further overproduction of oil
- Opt for skincare suitable for acne prone skin
Causes of Rosacea
The most distinguishing indication of rosacea is redness. This reddening is likely to affect the face, including the cheeks, the nose, the chin, and forehead. In more severe cases, visible redness can extend from the nose to both cheeks, nick-named the ‘butterfly pattern’. Rosacea usually occurs alongside a flare up of specific spots: small, sore pimples which appear on the affected areas. It can also cause the eyelids to become irritant, sore and crusty.
Symptoms of Rosacea
- Redness and pimples on the skin caused by rosacea is difficult to treat at home. It often only effects areas of the face, discontinuing at the jawline. Rosacea is less common than acne; however, it can be equally as problematic. Similarly, to acne makeup will worsens this condition making it increasingly difficult to disguise. At Mollie Elise Aesthetics we work alongside clients to create and individualised treatment plan to combat rosacea.
- Although specific causes of rosacea have not been identified it has been associated it with the following causes:
- Blood vessel disorder
- Psychological factors
- High stress
- Malfunction of the connective tissue under the skin
- Skin mites, fungus
Prevention of Rosacea
Clinical treatments at Mollie Elise Aesthetics are designed to ease the symptoms of rosacea, restoring, and improving your skin health. It will also be beneficial avoid:
- Sun/wind exposure
- High levels of stress
- Excessive exercise
- Alcohol consumption
- Extreme temperatures or weather
- Hot baths/beverages
Symptoms of Pigmentation
Pigmentation occurs when there is an overproduction of melanin, this causes grey or brown patches to develop on the surface of the skin. Pigmentation most commonly affects areas of the face, including the forehead, nose, and cheeks. However, it is likely to occur in any areas that have been repeatedly exposed to UV rays, such as the forearms and chest. Pigmentation is more visible in summer months, and less noticeable in winter. Age or sun spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma and other conditions of this kind are benign; they do not present a risk to your health but can be quite upsetting.
Causes of Pigmentation
Women are more prone to pigmentation than men, it is more common with individuals with darker skin tones. Although it can appear aggravated when inflamed, sunspots, hyperpigmentation, and melasma are not infectious.
- Skin pigmentation problems have been associated it with the following causes:
- Hereditary concerns – pigmentation can run in families
- Contraceptive pill
- Sun exposure and sun bed use
Prevention of Pigmentation
Individuals that experience pigmentation concerns may find the visual aspect of the condition distressing. Treatments available to Mollie Elise Aesthetics can reduce the appearance of pigmentation significantly.
- You should also try to:
- Wear SPF all year round
- Avoid UV rays, tanning, including sun beds
- Use melanin suppressant products