Acne, also known as pimples is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples, and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back, and shoulders.
Acne is most common among teenagers, though it can affect people of all ages alike. Acne can be persistent and heal slowly, and when pimples begin to go away, new ones may seem to crop up.
Acne is not just a cosmetic nuisance but depending on its severity, acne can be painful, scar the skin, cause emotional distress, and affects your self-esteem.
The earlier you start treatment, the better the treatment outcomes. The most effective treatments are those that inhibit sebum production, limit bacterial growth, or encourage shedding of skin cells to unclog pores.
At Tanzanite Health & Beauty we offer a whole range of acne treatments to suit your needs
- Medical treatment
Oral medication for acne include
- Combined oral contraceptives
Our topical medications are lotions, gels and creams that you apply to your skin. You typically apply a thin coat on your skin in the morning and before bedtime after washing your face. These products are ideal for patients with oily, acne-prone skin whose concerns include enlarged or clogged pores, dark sports from acne or age, oiliness and excessive shine; and may improve reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Phototherapy, also known as light therapy, are devices that use blue or red light to kill bacteria on the skin and have been used as an alternative acne treatment for some years now. Light therapy for acne has proven to be safe for most people and is relatively free of side effects.
- Chemical peels
A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers. The skin that grows back after a chemical peel is smoother and younger-looking. While chemical peels are used for skin rejuvenation and treatment of skin conditions such as pigmentation and fine wrinkles, they can be an alternative treatment for mild to moderate acne. (see chemical peels)
- Skincare maintenance
Our home care skin products help cleanse, exfoliate, tone and moisturize the skin while at the same time offer protection against sun damage.