Acne is usually associated with teenagers going through puberty, however adult acne affects a huge population of people within their mid- 20s and beyond. It is usually most common amongst women and can be caused by several factors within an adult’s life. From hormones within pregnancy or periods to bacteria from fabrics, or more relevant to the current global situation – face masks and coverings. Acne can massively impact a person’s self-confidence, making them feel they need to shy away or hide their skin behind make-up or clothing.
Symptoms of Adult Acne
A key factor in treating acne is to understand whether the skin issues you are dealing with are acne related or something else. A lot of people will confuse acne scars with active acne, and so, it is important to be aware of the common signs of acne to choose the right treatment.
Some symptoms to look out for include:
- Acne Cysts – painful lumps on the skin usually appearing with redness and feeling sore to touch. These cysts are typically deeper within the skin and full of pus
- Clogged pores – these may appear as blackheads or whiteheads
- Oily skin
If you are experiencing adult acne you may have also noticed this appearing not only on your face but also across your chest and back.
Treating Adult Acne
Working to prevent and treat your acne can become very draining for a lot of people. With so many options available it can be difficult to decide what would be best. At the Laser Treatment Clinic we have 25+ years’ experience working with skin concerns on all skin types. At our Harley Street Clinic, we have helped thousands of women and men combat their adult acne and give them back the confidence they once had in their skin and overall appearance. We pride ourselves on being one of London’s skin treatment experts.
Our Acne treatment will be specially tailored to your specific acne issues and skin types to ensure you see the most positive results. Speaking with a specialist in skin care is ultimately the best way to achieve the results you are looking for and will avoid further skin issues or scarring.
Ways to Prevent Acne
Following a tailored made treatment plan is a great way to combat adult acne. For some people acne will be caused by a build-up of oil or bacteria, so to ensure these results are long lasting, we have listed some steps to help prevent acne.
- Maintain a gentle skin care routine
- Wash your pillows, face masks/coverings, towels and flannels frequently
- Remove all traces of make-up before bed
- Avoid squeezing or extracting any spots or blackheads to prevent scarring
We Can Help!
Take a look at our Acne Treatment page for more information about our treatments and look at before and after images of previous clients to see some of our amazing results. Contact us to speak with an expert and to book your free consultation.