Acne Treatments

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At Laser Medica, we understand how distressing it can be to suffer from acne, no matter your age or gender, this is why we are here to help you and provide you with the best skin care products and technologies to fights against breakouts and reduce or remove the appearance of acne scars: a combination of skin peels, laser treatments and a tailored skincare regime can greatly improve the state of your skin in short amount of time.

Causes and risk factors

The skin has thousands of tiny hair follicles. Each has a sebaceous gland that produces an oily substance, sebum. An abnormal reaction of the sebaceous glands in the skin to the male hormone testosterone causes them to make more sebum. This characteristically occurs at puberty when production of hormones including testosterone increases in both boys and girls. Hormonal changes also cause the cells of the top layer of skin (the epidermis) to overgrow, forming a thicker layer which can block the outflow of sebum from the glands.
As a result of overproduction of sebum and obstruction of its flow, the sebaceous glands become enlarged forming a pimple.

The opening of the sebaceous gland is filled with a plug of sebum mixed with sloughed-off skin cells. These cells undergo a chemical reaction forming a black color – a ‘blackhead’ (which is therefore skin pigment, not dirt). At this point careful squeezing can push out the blackhead or pigmented sebum plug and let the spot drain (and so settle down).