Although some people only consider acne as a blemish, other skin problems can contribute to uneven textured and toned skin. Some individuals are born with blemishes like port wine stains, while other blemishes such as whiteheads and blackheads develop as a result of clogged pores. Factors that contribute to the onset of blemishes include stress, makeup and environmental factors. Blemishes can also develop as a result of an allergic response to some foods or substances.
There are many different types of blemishes with many different causes including:
Environmental factors like pollution, can cause irritation to the skin and blemishes to form. Blemishes can also get worse when they come into contact with irritants like clothing and hair.
Hormonal changes and stress can also cause blemishes. Specifically, androgen (a hormone which can create blemishes when it becomes active). This is because the hormone increases production of sebum — the skin’s natural oil. As sebum accumulates, it increases the chance for bacteria to grow and clog the pores.
Women are especially prone to hormonal changes when they reach adulthood and menopause. They’re also more likely to develop blemishes while pregnant or during menstruation due to the related hormonal changes.
Acne blemishes are caused by clogged pores infected with bacteria. This infection ultimately leads to the formation of whiteheads or blackheads. Improper treatment of these acne lesions, such as picking or squeezing leads to the formation of scars or minor blemishes. The primary cause is usually improper use of cosmetics and skin care products; especially moisturisers, foundations and creams.
The Fraxel Laser improves the functionality of your skin as well as the texture, tone and discolouration.It treats blemishes by returning the existing collagen to its natural resilience and elasticity while stimulating cells that produce new collagen so your skin continues to improve for months after your treatment. There are many and varied benefits of The Fraxel Laser including: