Acne vulgaris is a skin condition that develops when sebum and dead skin cells clog skin pores. It varies from mild to severe forms. In some cases, skin bacteria may infect the pores causing inflammation. Acne is more prevalent in teenagers, but it may also affect adults.
At Lumiskins, we utilize advanced acne removal and treatment methods to eliminate any form of acne that may be affecting you. It is one of the common skin conditions that we encounter and successfully treat using our cutting-edge procedures for acne removal and treatment in Richmond Hill.
Acne forms through a series of events that lead to swollen and clogged pores. A trigger factor causes excess sebum production, which combines with damaged skin cells causing pores to clog. Some factors that contribute to acne include:
Hormonal fluxes are the leading cause of acne in young people. During adolescence, the level of androgens spikes, triggering an increase in sebum production. This leads to clogged pores due to excess sebum. In adults, hormonal changes can also occur, for example, during pregnancy and menopause, leading to acne.
Although acne rarely occurs due to drugs, certain medications can trigger or worsen acne. These drugs include corticosteroids, anticonvulsants, lithium, bromide and iodine based-drugs, and contraceptives.
If one of your parents suffered or suffers from severe acne, you may develop the same type of acne.
Certain cosmetic products have constituents that clog pores. Such products should be avoided to avert acne. Instead, use water-based cosmetic and skincare products.