Puberty is something that all of us experience once in our life. The rapid physical and emotional development that teenagers go through is what makes puberty so tough for all, if not most of us. As the body develops, one common product is acne - making puberty even tougher for some than it already is! Coupled with sudden body hair growth, most teens spend the majority of their teenage years worrying about how they look.
What is acne?
Acne is a skin condition that can occur to anyone at any point in their lives, but occurs more commonly amongst teenagers. The pores under our skin are connected to glands that produce an oily substance, also known as sebum. During puberty, the hormones tend to cause the glands to produce more sebum, and the oil can cause the dead skin cells of the face to stick to the surface. People who have acne tend to observe whiteheads and blackheads on the face, while in more severe cases, pimples, and pus-filled cysts can appear. Not only can acne be itchy and painful, it also causes a lot of emotional distress in the teenager suffering from it.
Acne is considered to be a very common problem amongst teens in Singapore, with over 80% of adolescents suffering from it. Teen acne usually starts around the time of puberty and can happen to children as early as the age of nine. Statistics have also shown that the cases of acne can be more severe in teens around the ages of 14 and 15.
During the course of acne, some people may also develop acne scars. Acne scars are the result of inflammation caused by skin pores that have been engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. These acne scars cause permanent textural changes and indentations on the skin of the face and are usually a result of severe acne.
Prevention of acne scars
While it is tempting to pick on your pimples, did you know that this increases your risk of developing acne scars once the pimple is healed? When you pick, squeeze, or pop a pimple, you increase the risk of inflammation, and this puts you at risk of developing scars. Even though acne goes away on its own once puberty has ended, it is recommended that you seek treatment for your acne to reduce the chances of developing scars.
Some people will seek the professional opinion of a dermatologist and be prescribed with antibiotics to reduce bacteria, while some are uncomfortable with taking medications. And so, here are some options that you can take to improve your acne condition.
1. Acne facial
As acne is associated with having clogged pores, there are some facial treatments that you can get to unclog your pores and leave your skin feeling cleaner, as well as healthier. Some acne facial treatments include the Best Exfoliator & Maskne Facial that is suitable for both acne and sensitive skin. This facial is a highly effective cleansing facial that helps loosen dead skin cells, whilst providing the skin with antibacterial properties!
Some facials in Singapore offer treatments for acne scars with the use of micro-needling. Micro-needling, as its name suggests, uses small needles to create tiny holes in the skin, and the process aims to stimulate the skin’s natural ability to heal on its own. While this does not cause the acne scars to go away completely, the process can visibly cause acne scar reduction.
3. Skin Rejuvenation Facial
Instant Glow & Whitening Facial treatment is ideal for scars and skin pigmentation issues. Using the latest technology in laser face rejuvenation, this facial treatment is effective on a wide variety of skin problems, including the reducing of acne scars. This facial aims to keep your skin looking more radiant and hydrated, while also stimulating collagen growth from within.
Aside from acne problems, most teens will also see their bodies changing - like the growth of hair underarms, legs, and even on their torsos. Thankfully, with advancements in technology and skilled professionals, it is now easier to remove body hair.
Super Hair Removal (SHR) is the third generation of hair removal procedure that combines the advantages of both laser hair removal and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). A painless method that uses low fluence repetitive laser pulses targeting hair follicles, SHR can permanently remove them.
Because being young should be a joyful experience, Ceramique Aesthetics would like to encourage all youths to embrace these glowing years with an irresistible promotion on not one, but two facial treatments!
For only $48 (U.P. $188/session), first-time customers to Ceramique can now enjoy two 60-minute sessions of the Best Exfoliator & Maskne Facial that is suitable for both acne and sensitive skin. And that’s not all! If you are looking for radiant and clear complexion, then you are in for a treat. For just $68 (U.P. $280/session), you will get to enjoy two 60-minute sessions of Instant Glow & Whitening Facial, that is ideal for scars and skin pigmentation issues. Hurry, book your appointments today! Leave your face in the hands of our professional beauty aestheticians at Ceramique, and let us work our magic. Book your appointment today!
Our team of highly trained beauty aestheticians can help relieve your acne and body hair growth issues, reach out to us today to find out more!