Facial blemishes affect ones self-confidence immensely. They cause people to steer away from social interactions, photographs and romantic encounters. Some factors that contribute to the onset of blemishes include stress, hormones, diet, skin care 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:
Hormonal changes can 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.
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.
Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause blemishes as well as poor diet, stress, allergies and incorrect skin care regime or the use of skincare that is not dermatologically recommended.
During your consultation your doctor/medical technician will gather your medical history and current skin care regime. They will perform a skin assessment and recommend skincare that has been clinically proven to improve your concerns.
We often also use laser’s to treat blemishes at epiclinic®. Laser treatment improves the functionality of your skin as well as texture, tone, discolouration, pore size and the effects of sun damage.
Doctor and/or Medical Technician