Let’s Talk Acne
Acne vulgaris affects almost 80 percent of adolescents and young adults, often persists well into adulthood, and can result in scarring and hyperpigmentation. The disorder lies in the pilosebaceous unit in the skin where the hair follicle and oil secreting gland reside. It is the job of the sebaceous gland to secret sebum (oil) to moisturise hair and skin. In acne overproduction of oil and inflammatory cells rapidly develop and begin to obstruct this unit, promoting low levels of oxygen which is then an ideal environment for the P.acnes bacteria to grow.
It was thought that inflammation was considered secondary to the inflamed and pustular spots yet the shift is the recognition that initiation of our immune system has been activated and stimulated way before the development of the spots. Emerging data indicate that acne vulgaris is a primary inflammatory disease. The evidence in
support of acne as an inflammatory disease also has treatment implications, in that anti inflammatory drugs used to treat the disease can be expected to exert effects against all lesion stages.
The debate and shift in dermatology is showing that inflammation is being regarded as a key component in the development of acne and the chain of events leading up to it. Approaches to acne treatment and management is changing due to current research showing that inflammation is present much earlier in the disease process than thought and remains at every stage in the development of acne. The importance of targeting inflammation is the underlying principle in managing acne in adolescence through adult-hood and includes mild-to-severe forms of acne.
Surely then the aim of acne treatment is targeting inflammation as the first hidden sign before the visual signs of whiteheads, blackheads, pustules or cystic nodules appearing under the skin. Medical treatments include oral antibiotics, topical or oral retinoids and benzoyl peroxide and while we are supportive of these and the important role they play in prevention and treatment. We also see the importance in calming and anti inflaming the skin. Both can work well together; side by side.
How to calm an inflamed skin
Looking at ingredients that soothe, repair and heal. We consider Adult Stem Cell to be advanced technology to help with this process, External application of adult stem cells works to mimic Mother Nature and enhance the natural stem cell process in the body. It works by trying to encourage the inflamed, damaged skin cells to revert back to a state of ‘normalcy’ It does this by sending signalling the repair process, while also providing the correct molecules needed to facility this repair process. The aim is to change a inflamed cell back to a healthy cell.
NeoGenesis Protocol recommendation:
- Gently cleanse the skin with the NeoGenesis Cleanser
- Apply 4 to 6 drops of NeoGenesis Recovery serum to the face and neck, including the eye area
- If hydration is needed, NeoGenesis Skin Serum after Recovery adds nutrients and light, non-comedic moisture to the skin
- NeoGenesis Light Moisturizer or Barrier Renewal Cream are acne safe if needed
If you would like to find out more about this range of products and how this could help with your acne, we are doing an Instagram Live on Wednesday 14th October at 6.00pm UK Time. Follow our Instagram – medifine_skinclinic
N.B. Acne varies in severity, we would recommend talking with one of our team directly about protocols to help you specifically. Get in touch with us on 01132253938 or email@example.com