Acne can come at any time in your life, as a teenager or in adulthood. It can be distressing for people and can cause low mood. At the Skin Nurse Clinic we treat men and women. Acne can range from mild forms to more extreme kinds where spots can appear as sore cystic spots that can leave scarring on the skin. Acne can appear on face and body, and sometimes only on the body. At the Skin Nurse Clinic we strive to empower the patient to feel they have control over this skin condition.
There is research based evidence that have proven definite links between stress and acne. It is difficult to manage stress, however having in place a good relationship with your dermatology clinic and a ‘ask the expert’ service with our Skin Nurse (Nicola O’Byrne) can help decrease some of the stress.
Body acne can be characterized by blackheads, whiteheads, pus-filled spots and oily or dry skin. The acne bacterium (propionobacterium acnes) can multiply in those prone to acne. This triggers inflammation and the formation of red pus-filled spots. For the majority, it tends to resolve in the late teens or twenties but for some patients, acne can persist for many years or appear as an adult.