Many people are still struggling with acne in adulthood. This skin condition can be a real burden in everyday life. The Hydrafacial treatment is an ideal aesthetic medicine solution to regain healthy skin, free of imperfections, for a longer period of time. Based on a combination of several steps and treatments, it deeply cleans and exfoliates the skin, provides it with essential nutrients, and protects it long-term from external stress. This skin treatment is particularly indicated to effectively treat acne and its consequences.
Definition of acne
Acne is a very common skin disease that often appears at puberty. 80% of teenagers suffer from it. But acne can also affect adults, as it is estimated that a quarter of them are affected. An adult woman is particularly prone to acne, which then appears rather on the lower part of the face or the neck. For men, acne can occur on the upper back. Hormones play a major role in the appearance of pimples and blackheads, even in adulthood.
Causes of acne
The causes of acne are multiple. The process of appearance of pimples and blackheads is the result of several steps:
Hypersecretion of sebum
The sebaceous glands on the face secrete too much sebum, making the skin oily. Hormones play a role in this stage. This is why acne frequently occurs at puberty in teenagers, and at a specific period of time during the menstrual cycle or pregnancy in adult women.
The canals connecting the hair follicle to the surface of the skin thicken, making it difficult to extract sebum from the follicle. The sebum accumulates in the follicle, leading to blackheads.
Inflammation of the follicle
The follicle saturated with sebum can cause inflammation. The follicle and the surrounding skin are then hyper-infected, causing the appearance of nodules or papules.
Aggravating causes of acne
Other causes seem to aggravate the process of appearance of black-heads:
- Genetic background;
- The use of certain cosmetics or chemicals;
- Repeated rubbing (clothing, backpack straps, bra...);
- Excessive sweating;
- Certain foods;
- Taking certain medications.
Does the Hydrafacial treatment for acne work?
Hydrafacial consists of deep cleansing the skin and providing it with essential nutrients suited to treat blemishes. It also acts to protect the skin from external aggressions.
The Hydrafacial treatment is perfectly adapted for acne since it cleans, exfoliates, extracts moisturizes, and protects the skin.
The different combined steps of Hydrafacial treatment help :
- eliminate blackheads ;
- tighten dilated pores;
- smooth out irregularities on the skin's surface;
- regulate the excess of sebum responsible for oily skin;
- decongest pores.
However, Hydrafacial is not recommended for people undergoing anti-acne treatment, which weakens the skin.
Is it necessary to have several sessions of Hydrafacial for an optimal result?
The results are significant from the very first session. The skin is smoother and free of impurities. However, in order to maintain optimal results for as long as possible, it is strongly recommended to perform a monthly session.