Did you know that an estimated 80 percent of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 have acne outbreaks at some point, with some people in their forties and fifties still experiencing acne? At Paula Cliffin Skin, I offer acne skincare treatment in Raby Bay that is uncompromised in quality and expertise. With almost 3 decades industry experience, I offer a truly bespoke approach to skincare!
Acne, medically known as Acne Vulgaris, is a disease that affects the skin’s oil glands. The pores in your skin connect to oil glands under the skin. These glands make an oily substance called sebum. The pores connect to the glands by a canal called a follicle. Inside the follicles, oil carries redundant skin cells to the surface of the skin. A thin hair also grows through the follicle and out to the skin. When the follicle of a skin gland clogs up, a pimple grows. Sometimes, the hair, sebum, and skin cells clump together into a plug. The bacteria in the plug cause swelling. Then when the plug starts to break down, a pimple grows.
There are many types of pimples. The most common include:
The current measures to evaluate the severity of acne are as follows:
Simple Classification/Grading System
The exact cause of acne is unknown, however certain factors are thought to play a role:
Simple Classification/Grading System
It is important that whatever skin condition or type, we are aware of what we are putting onto our skin – as there are many ingredients that can greatly aggravate any underlying condition. Substances that can contribute to acne are mineral oils (oil acne), tar (tar acne), chlorinated hydrocarbons (chloracne), drugs (acne medicamenta) and a multitude of cosmetic substances such as lanolin, cetyl alcohol, saturated fatty acids and their esters.
Those with sensitive skin should avoid ingredients, such as ethoxilated alcohols and polyethylene glycols (PEG’s) as both are used as emulsifiers and solubilisers. With the influence of ultraviolet rays and atmospheric oxygen, they develop peroxides which in turn generate aggressive radicals. Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd number of electrons and can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules. Once formed these highly reactive radicals can start a chain reaction, like dominoes.
Given these substances are widely used in many cosmetic products, the skin treatment therapist and educated consumer is advised to carefully study the ingredient list on products before prescribing products to treat acne. Even sun protection products can contain these harmful substances. Ethoxylated alcohols can be recognised on the ingredients listing either by their middle or final syllable (-eth), Eg. Ceteareth-10. Please note that no dermaviduals product contains these ingredients.
Where to from here?
Water-dispersed (liquid) nanoparticles may contain alpha or gamma-linolenic acid in the form of natural oils & are not only effective against cornification disorders but also have anti-inflammatory properties (evening primrose oil and liposome concentrate plus). The carrier substance is natural phosphatidylcholine, which has sebum reducing and hence anti-comedogenic effects on the oily skin due to its high content of linoleic acid. An interesting approach for male adolescents is treatment with phytohormones gained from soybean or red clover which have lightly estrogenic effects. The liposome shell dissolves on the skin barrier and releases linoleic acid in addition to the phytohormones.
With Paula Cliffin Skin’s unrivalled acne skincare treatment in Raby Bay, I follow a truly tailored and bespoke approach to resolving your skin related issues. After a thorough Clinical Skin Assessment, your therapist will prescribe a customised home care regimen, clinical treatments & a 12-month treatment plan, especially for you!
Your clinical treatments may include:
Dermal Facialist/Practising Corneotherapist
Certified in Oncology Aesthetics (COA)
Phone: 0438 735 990 (Appointment Only)