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Acne Face Map: Understand breakouts & how to solve them

If you take a closer look at the acne on your face, they often show up in the same place over and over. It’s like a never-ending guessing game of wondering how they are caused. Was it hormones? Food? Little did you know, the areas you experience acne may be able to offer some clues as to what may be causing it. 

No matter where you’re getting acne on your face, this guide will help you figure out why you’re getting them and find the best ways to treat them.

 

What are the causes of acne?

When the glands in your skin that produce oil, known as sebaceous glands, get blocked by dead skin cells, excessive oil, or bacteria, it can lead to the emergence of stubborn acne. Acne comes in various forms, such as whiteheads, blackheads, cysts, nodules, papules, and pustules. 

Different factors could cause acne:-

Hormones: Fluctuations in hormone levels, such as increased androgen production, can stimulate the sebaceous glands, leading to excess sebum production and acne flare-ups.

Diet and lifestyle: Consuming a diet high in refined carbohydrates, sugary foods, and dairy products, for instance, has been associated with an increased risk of acne. Stress, lack of sleep, and exposure to environmental pollutants can also exacerbate acne symptoms.

Genetics: If your parents or siblings have a history of acne, you may be more prone to developing the condition yourself. While genetics do not guarantee acne, they can influence how your skin reacts to hormonal changes and other factors associated with acne development.

 

What do different breakouts mean?

Forehead & Nose

Your forehead may break out because of certain hair products, stress, changes in hormones, and poor hygiene. The T-zone, consisting of the forehead and nose, is characterized by increased oil production compared to the rest of the face. This is due to a higher concentration of sebaceous glands beneath the surface of the skin in this particular area.

 

Jaw & Chin

Acne that appears on the chin and along the jawline is believed to be influenced by hormonal factors. Interestingly, scientific research also supports the connection between hormones and acne in this area of the face. A study has shown that hormonal acne commonly manifests in the lower third of the face, providing further evidence of the chin-hormone relationship.

 

Cheeks

Lifestyle choices can also cause acne in the cheek area. For instance, frequently holding the phone against the cheek can lead to acne, where the screen comes into contact with the face. Additionally, daily habits such as sleeping on dirty pillowcases (it’s recommended to change them weekly) and touching the face with unclean hands can contribute to acne development.

 

Treatments for acne at Kowayo Aesthetic Clinic

At Kowayo Aesthetic Clinic, several treatments can help treat acne and even help you achieve that clear skin you’re looking for!

 

Skin Boosters

Skin boosters can be beneficial in managing acne by providing hydration, improving skin texture, and promoting overall skin health. While skin boosters are not typically used as a primary treatment for severe or inflammatory acne, they can be a helpful addition to a comprehensive acne management plan. Here’s how skin boosters can assist with acne:

Hydration: Skin boosters contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid, which has excellent water-binding properties. By injecting hyaluronic acid into the skin, it helps replenish moisture levels, preventing excessive dryness and dehydration that can exacerbate acne. A well-hydrated skin can also enhance the effectiveness of other acne treatments.

Skin Healing and Repair: Skin boosters stimulate collagen production and regeneration. This can contribute to the healing of acne scars, reducing their appearance over time. Improved skin repair mechanisms can also aid in the recovery process from acne breakouts and minimize post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Improved Skin Texture and Radiance: Skin boosters can enhance skin smoothness, elasticity, and overall texture. Revitalizing and rejuvenating the skin can diminish the appearance of roughness or unevenness caused by acne, leading to a more radiant and healthy complexion.

Reducing Fine Lines and Scarring: Acne can sometimes leave behind depressed scars. Skin boosters can help plump and smoothen the skin, reducing the appearance of these fine lines and mild acne scars. They can promote a more even skin tone and improve the overall aesthetic appearance of the skin.

 

The available types of skin boosters include:-

  • Sunekos
  • Rejuran
  • Profhilo
  • Redensity 1

 

Lasers 

Clarity Laser is an advanced laser system that offers dual-wavelength capabilities. This laser technology allows for the effective treatment of various skin concerns while also providing skin rejuvenation benefits.

The Clarity Laser can address a wide range of skin conditions, including freckles, sunspots, melasma, active acne, acne marks, and vascular birthmarks, and offer long-term hair removal. 

With its dual-wavelength capability and versatility in treating various skin concerns, the Clarity Laser offers a comprehensive solution for individuals seeking effective skin treatments and rejuvenation procedures. 

Clarity laser treatment offers a solution for enhancing skin texture by utilizing controlled heat to stimulate a targeted injury response in the skin. This process involves creating micro lesions that trigger the body’s natural collagen production. As collagen levels increase, it effectively elevates and fills in scars, improving skin texture. Compared to traditional ablative lasers that remove the top layers of skin for resurfacing, Clarity laser treatment offers reduced downtime.

Besides texture improvement, Clarity laser also provides benefits for facial aesthetics. Utilizing heat to promote collagen production and skin tightening can contribute to a more lifted appearance and a defined jawline. These enhancements enhance the overall facial shape, creating a more youthful and sculpted look.

Sometimes acne will leave acne scars, so Pico laser resurfacing will be able to treat it. 

The laser energy penetrates the outer layers of the skin, creating controlled micro-injuries. This process stimulates the production of new collagen, which helps to regenerate healthier skin cells and improve skin texture. As the skin heals from the laser treatment, the newly formed collagen remodels the scarred areas, filling in depressions and reducing the appearance of acne scars. This leads to smoother, more even-toned skin. Laser resurfacing for acne scars typically requires multiple treatment sessions spaced several weeks apart. The exact number of sessions depends on the severity of the scars and individual response to the treatment. 

After the treatment, following the medical professional’s instructions for post-treatment care is important. This usually involves protecting the treated area from sun exposure, applying moisturizers or ointments as recommended, and avoiding picking or scratching the treated skin.

 

Consult today at Kowayo Aesthetic Clinic

In conclusion, if you are looking for solutions to address your acne and enhance your overall appearance, it is recommended to consult with experienced professionals. 

Take the first step towards healthier, more radiant skin by scheduling a consultation at Kowayo Aesthetic Clinic