Acne Studios Brisbane Northside
Acne is a common skin condition that affects many people in Brisbane northside, young and old alike. Since it is so common, many choose to turn to home remedies or avail of over-the-counter medication without realising that, if not done properly, might do more harm than good. Which brings the question –when is the right time to visit an acne studio to solve this skin problem?
Acne is a medical condition characterized by red pimples on the surface of the skin. Hormones cause oil glands to produce more sebum that could block the pores, causing oil build up and irritation. These pimples appear not only on the face but on the back and chest areas, too. Acne is common in young people in their puberty stage, but many adults suffer from acne, too.
When to Visit an Acne Studio
- Sudden acne breakout. If you are someone who has never had acne before, your best bet is to visit an acne studio and get evaluated by a dermatologist. While acne is caused by many things, a professional evaluation will help you determine what exacerbated the skin and caused the breakouts.
- OTC medication stopped working. It takes about a month or two to see if an over-the-counter medication is working to stop your acne. It also depends on how your body responds to it. If there is no improvement in your acne, better contact your dermatologist.
- Severe Inflammatory Acne, Nodules, or Cystic Breakouts. OTC medication is sometimes not strong enough to address severe forms of acne like nodules and cysts, and thus should be examined by a skin professional. These deep blemishes must be treated properly as they can cause scarring.
- Treatment for acne scars. There are some who had been successful in treating their acne, but making the scars disappear is a different story. An acne studio offers services for this matter such as surgical procedures and laser resurfacing, which is a less invasive method conducted several times for more visible results.
Visit Your GP
Sometimes, there is more to acne than meets the eye. For instance, those who suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), or synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis (SAPHO) could have a major problem with acne. Dermatologists are trained to detect these conditions, and the right treatment would need the expertise of other medical specialists such as an endocrinologist (for hormonal imbalances) or rheumatologist (for systemic autoimmune conditions).
The most unseen impact of acne is when it starts to affect one’s mental health. Acne could cause someone to have very low self-esteem and depression, especially to young adults. It does not help that one already deals with the changes in their body, add to that being in an environment where almost everyone put sheer importance to physical appearance. If acne is preventing you from having a social life or living your life in its utmost potential, it is helpful to see a doctor or a therapist as soon as possible.
At Ubuntu Medical, we also do allergy testing.