Acne


Acne is caused by inflammation of the hair follicles. It most commonly affects the face, back and chest. Features include blackheads, whiteheads, pimples (zits) and cysts. In severe cases, acne may lead to permanent scarring. Hormones associated with puberty may trigger teenage acne while adult acne in women may be associated with fluctuations in hormones around the time of their period.

We compound a number of products the help treat acne. This includes:

  • Salicylic acid and Sulphur preparations
  • Niacinamide gel
  • Azelaic acid with Niacimanide gel
  • glycolic acid peels

Acne usually begins in the teenage years and disappears after eight to 10 years. In some cases, it can persist until the 30s and even 40s.

It is caused by inflammation of the hair follicles. It most commonly affects the face, back and chest. Features include blackheads, whiteheads, pimples (zits) and cysts. In severe cases, it may lead to permanent scarring.

Cysts are lumps under the skin that have pus and other tissue in them but do not come to a head like pimples do. They can cause scarring, blotchy, uneven skin colour and pitting.

Unfortunately, acne hits people at a time when they most want to look their best and can make teenagers feel embarrassed and bad about themselves.

To order or for more information on Acne Compounding, please speak to one of our pharmacists in-store or contact us.



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