Acne – Problem Skin

Acne – Problem Skin

It occurs when the pores of the skin become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. Nearly 85% of people develop acne at some time between the ages of 12-25 years. Up to 20% of women develop mild acne.

This treatment protocol is designed to treat and prevent the excess sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria from clogging the pores and eventually leading to problematic skin. Lamelle’s highly active treatments have proven to be extremely successful in treating problematic skin due to innovative technology.

4 primary factors, which contribute to the development of acne

they include:

  1. Overproduction of oil in the skin (sebum), under the influence of hormones.
  2. The insufficient shedding of exfoliated dead skin cells, blocks follicles.
  3. The blocked follicle can become inflamed and an increase in the growth of bacteria.
  4. The inflammation in the follicle due to the increase in bacteria results in the rupture of the follicle wall. This inflammation extends into lower layers of the skin causing an acne lesion.
To address the four factors associated with acne Lamelle recommends:
  1. Suppressing sebum production caused by androgenic stimulation of the sebaceous glands.
  2. Normalise follicle turnover clearing obstruction in the pilo-sebaceous unit caused by the shedding of keratinocytes.
  3. Use anti-bacterial therapy to decrease the proliferation of the anaerobic bacteria
  4. Use anti-inflammatory therapy to treat inflammation resulting from the leakage of sebum into the dermis and the presence of pro-inflammatory mediators secreted by anaerobic bacteria

While most skincare ranges attempt to manage these factors with varying success; using Tea Tree Extract Tea tree oil and Azelaic Acid, commonly known for their antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory ability. However this is not suffcient and they often neglect to treat the effects that acne lesions leave behind, namely dark marks, scarring and skin dryness. These can now all be addressed in a single home treatment range from Lamelle.