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More than a skin disorder

Learn more about acne, some facts about the disease, what it is to live with this skin disorder and read about some myths commonly said about it

Living with acne

Living with acne can be mentally and emotionally distressing. It can be associated with a heavy emotional burden and have a negative impact on quality of life. The fact that acne is so common makes it no less heart-breaking to the people who suffer this skin disorder on their face, chest or back. Many people affected describe their acne as discomforting, a disorder that can take a hit on one’s confidence, and place a person at greater risk of social anxiety and depression.

What is acne?

Acne is one of the most common skin diseases that can also cause scars, which can leave permanent marks on the skin. Eight out of ten people experience it at some point in their life, and even if it often peaks in the teen years, acne can persist also into adulthood.

It is defined as a chronic inflammatory disease of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands present in the skin, characterised by non-inflammatory and inflammatory lesions. These individual lesions have different names depending on their characteristics. You can read more about them here.

Acne is classified depending on its severity, being mild, moderate or severe.

Learn more about acne classification

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If you are suffering from acne, Kleresca® Acne Treatment might be the right treatment for you.
Ask your Kleresca® clinic for a consultation to find out what kind of acne you have and if this new biophotonic treatment is the right choice for you. Discover a unique non-invasive treatment with high-efficacy and safety with little to no downtime. 

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What happens in the skin?

Our skin contains hair follicles with sebaceous glands that continuously produce sebum, but this may be disrupted. The normal sebum production of the hair follicle may be disrupted by different factors, resulting in an inflammatory build-up, the so called pimples.

Researchers cannot say with certainty how acne occurs precisely, but it is believed that it is caused by a combination of at least four events:

  • Excess secretion of sebum
  • Overgrowth and plugging of pores
  • Presence of P. acnes
  • Inflammation

Acne development over time

A healthy hair follicle might stop its normal cycle and start developing acne over time:

1. Increasing of sebum production in the hair follicle. Overgrowth and plugging of the hair follicle.  

2. The hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. The sebum produced can’t be released and stays in the skin. 

3. Colonisation and proliferation of bacteria P. acnes. White blood cells also accumulate and produce papules, pustules and nodular swellings characteristic of inflammatory acne. 

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Healthy hair follicle

Increased sebum production

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Overgrowth and plugging of the hair follicle

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Presence of bacteria P. acnes and inflammation

Acne scars

Acne can cause scars, which can leave permanent marks on the skin. Traditional acne scar treatments can cause significant discomfort and down-time whilst not addressing the underlying cellular dysregulation.

There are different acne scars that are classified according to the shape.

Learn more about acne scars

Myths about acne

There is a lot said about acne, about what you should or shouldn’t do to get rid of the annoying pimples. But many of the things that are said are actually just myths that have no scientific base.
Here is a list of some of them.

Read about acne myths

Overcoming acne

Many people with acne aren’t sure how to deal with this battle against their own skin. Normally they start trying the different home remedies like face masks and scrubs and then going to the pharmacy to obtain the available treatments. But sometimes, especially in cases with moderate to severe acne, these options are not enough. Conventional acne treatments can pose challenges, from not working to skin irritation to serious side effects. And considering the scars, many acne scar treatments may cause significant pain and downtime - redness, swelling or, in some cases, bruising – without addressing the underlying problems in the skin.

Kleresca® Acne Treatment was created keeping all these in mind, to significantly improve your acne in a pleasant and comfortable way. Acne is painful enough, the treatment shouldn’t be. 

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