Acne is very common in teenagers, but also affects older people. It usually appears on the following areas:

  • Central areas of the cheeks and forehead
  • The ‘T’ zone, i.e. forehead, nose and chin
  • Hairline

Acne can present itself at various stages as whiteheads, blackheads or pus-filled pimples. Acne can be caused by any of the following conditions:

  • Hormonal imbalance, usually in adolescents
  • Excessive oil production cause by hormonal imbalance
  • Dirty scalp or skin
  • Familial

Acne can also be a symptom of very common condition known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). It seems to be very increasingly prevalent in teens and may not be related to any menstrual fluctuations.

In adults, acne usually appears in the ‘C’ zone. The area encompasses the sides of the eyes starting from the bone of the eyebrow towards both the cheeks. The skin on ‘C’ zone is very thin and hence vulnerable to the elements. Wrinkles appear sooner in this facial zone.

Adult acne first appears as a tenderness, which may subsequently become red and painful if left untreated. It is caused by hormonal changes, weight fluctuations and sudden changes in lifestyle including eating habits.

If the acne subsides on its own over time, it tends to leave a residue in the shape of the dark mark. This should not be ignored and must be checked by a medical specialist. If you are waiting for the acne to disappear on its own, please be aware that the scars that appear are very stubborn and should be medically treated before it becomes an extreme condition as we will detail below.

Adult Acne and SK TruDerma

Like teens, adults are also subjected to a through physical examination of the skin, lifestyle habits and their home skin care products. Since we are dealing with adults, we can start treating them medically sooner to eliminate the acne and any residual scars.

However, if medication fails, we treat the patient with the same in-clinic procedures like chemical peel, lasers and radiofrequencies, etc. SK TruDerma has the advantage of leading-edge technology for our in-house treatments.

Also referred to as Polycstic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), the condition is caused by hormonal changes, which produce various symptoms in women who are of reproductive age. A disruption in menstrual cycle is common to all women with PCOD, along with an excess of male hormones called androgens.

The condition is so named because of the enlarged ovaries containing multiple small cysts or polycystic ovaries. Though most women with PCOD have enlarged ovaries, not all women with the disease have them.

Areas of the face and surrounding regions commonly affected are the cheeks, chin, jawline and the upper neck. PCOS is aggravated by stress, anxiety, weight fluctuations and a disruptive body clock.

A PCOD patient might also experience other symptoms like excessive growth of facial hair, scalp hair fall, neck pigmentation, obesity, breast tenderness. There may also be a small balding patch where the hair is parted.

This condition is the result of change in skin pigmentation after acne breaks out. The change occurs due to excess production of melanin, the pigment that gives the skin its colour. The change in pigmentation can be discerned as flat brown patches or red spots that remain on the skin after the acne lesions have healed.

The marks themselves are not permanent but the condition should be treated to prevent its worsening and speed up the healing process. Again, it is always safer to address the problem in the initial stages, when treatment works faster. Hence, we always recommend that pre-emptive treatment for post acne pigmentation start when the acne lesions are healing or have healed.

SK TruDerma and PAP

After treatment of acne, we undertake a thorough investigation of the post acne skin. Depending on the condition, we offer treatment methods to prevent the pigmentation changes. But it the spots do appear, we offer a range of solutions from correct ointments and creams to chemical peels and pigment lasers.

We also recommend various home remedies, which can accelerate the disappearance of the skin blemishes. The treatment options we choose depend on the characteristics of the condition like the patient’s skin type, complexion, skin health, etc.

Post acne scars are caused by changes in the skin’s texture after the treatment. The scars are the result of skin inflammation during the healing process. Deep trauma is caused throughout the layers of the skin if a patient was prone to picking or bursting the acne pimples. The scars are left behind by the excess or inadequate production of tissue, which is itself a response to the damage caused to the skin. The scars can manifest as protrusions or indentations on the skin.

It has been our experience that post acne scars and can even defy consistent treatment and take years to completely disappear. Since prevention is always better than cure, the afflicted person should immediately consult a dermatologist once the acne appears. If the acne related lesions have already occurred, it is imperative that proper treatment starts at once.

It is also essential to avoid harsher treatment options in trying to speed up the result. You may only end up further damaging your skin.

Teen Acne and SK TruDerma

 We begin treating acne with a thorough investigation of the patient’s skin, lifestyle and eating habits, after which a hormonal assessment is conducted. When we get to root of the acne, we make the choice of treatment, which could be medical or a correction in lifestyle. Sometimes, a simple change of face wash makes all the difference.

When dealing with teenagers, we start with non-medical treatment; oral medicine is prescribed only in severe cases, which cannot be treated with lifestyle or other changes. For more severe cases, we have in-clinic treatments like chemical peels, micro-needling, lasers and radiofrequencies, etc. These procedures can also speed up the recovery of the skin.

Teenage Acne

Teen Acne and SK TruDerma

 We begin treating acne with a thorough investigation of the patient’s skin, lifestyle and eating habits, after which a hormonal assessment is conducted. When we get to root of the acne, we make the choice of treatment, which could be medical or a correction in lifestyle. Sometimes, a simple change of face wash makes all the difference.

When dealing with teenagers, we start with non-medical treatment; oral medicine is prescribed only in severe cases, which cannot be treated with lifestyle or other changes. For more severe cases, we have in-clinic treatments like chemical peels, micro-needling, lasers and radiofrequencies, etc. These procedures can also speed up the recovery of the skin.