Acne is a skin disease that occurs primarily in adolescence and results in increased skin oiliness as well as a variety of lesions on the face and trunk. Four key pathogenic processes lead to the formation of acne lesions: follicular keratinization (comedones), increased sebum production, inflammation and follicular colonization by Propionibacterium acnes.

It is considered adolescent skin disease, affecting about 85% of young people aged 12 to 24. However, 12% of women and 3% of men present with  acne up to 44 years of age (adult acne) with a distribution of lesions on the chin and jawline.

There are several types of acne. It can appear in the form of blackheads (comedonal acne), papules and pustules (inflammatory acne) or cysts (cystic acne).

Acne may has a significant impact on patients’ quality of life. Treatments vary widely and should be tailored specifically for each individual patient.

To reduce the chance of scarring, patients should seek early treatment for their acne  Effective dealing with the scars of acne include:

  • Chemical Peelings

Chemical peelings remove skin’s superficial layers and increase dermal volume of collagen and elastin. Appropriate peeling is selected depending on the type of scars (ice-pink/box car/rolling scars). Cross technique is applied with great results and can be combined with subcision.

  • Microneedling

The main feature of this method is the production of collagen and the healing of scars. The device creates small pin-sized holes under the skin that the body perceives as minor injuries and encourages natural production of collagen and elastin to counteract them.

A visit at a specialized dermatologist will help you choose the right treatment for you (individually or in combination).