Benzoyl Peroxide

Introduction

If your researching Benzoyl Peroxide, you are probably suffering from Acne and are looking for a solution to the problem. In our acne studio, we specialise in treating, preventing and controlling skin problems. Before you start any skin treatment, you should first gather your facts and understand the cause of your condition and the various treatments. This article will help you to avoid over expectation and to spend money on solutions that may not work.

What is Benzoyl Peroxide?

Benzoyl Peroxide is an industrial chemical and medication that is used to treat mild acne. A combination of benzoyl peroxide and other acne treatments are frequently used to treat the condition.

How does Benzoyl Peroxide work?

This chemical works by reducing the level of acne-causing bacteria, a side effect of this is the drying out and peeling of the skin.

What causes acne?

The primary cause of acne is the overproduction of a natural substance called sebum which blocks the pores of the skin, leading to infection. Many factors can aggravate the production of sebum, like an increase in hormones which is common in both boys and girls in puberty.  In addition, pregnancy, stress and the contraceptive pill can all affect sebum production.

Also, you’re more likely to have acne if you ingest too many foods containing sugar and carbohydrates.  Like fizzy drinks, white bread and cakes.  Consequently, If you take insulin to control diabetes by bringing down your blood sugar levels, this too can cause hormone changes that encourage the production of sebum.

Your doctor can help you understand the condition and will often suggest you work with a skin clinic like ours.

Is acne dangerous?

No acne is not life-threatening, but it can be very uncomfortable and embarrassing for the sufferer.  Consequently, In severe cases, it can leave scarring, and this can be very stressful as without treatment they will be visible for life.

In our acne clinic, we regularly remove the appearance of scars, using a combination of treatments including micro needling.

How do you treat acne?

Initially, you need to adopt a good skincare routine and do away with any nasty habits.  For instance, like touching your skin with dirty hands!

The next stage is to clean out the pores of the dirt and debris and use a cleaning product.  That will help prevent further blockages and infection. We use many treatments including the award-winning Hydrafacial to treat and control acne. Finally, an individual treatment plan designed for your skin, following a skin consultation will be recommended.

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