Diet? Hormones? Stress? Skin health? Drugs? Genetics? Any or all of these could be a contributing factor to the cause of acne and research shows that certain strains of bacteria may be the culprits. Just like in your gut there are “good” and “bad” bacteria, the study shows that there are “good” and “bad” bacteria on your skin that are linked to acne. Some that will cause breakouts and others that will help to defend your skin against breakouts.
Research shows that it could be the different strains of bacteria that single out who gets acne and who doesn’t. We discuss the research findings in this article.
Who Gets Acne?
Up to 85% of people in their late teens and early twenties suffer from breakouts. You may be wondering how your friend can eat junk 24/7 or pile on the make-up without so much as a hint of a zit. Well it may have something to do with the various strains of the microbe Propionibacterium acnes.
During a study undertaken on people with and without acne, bacteria taken from the skin of people with acne was different to the bacteria taken from healthy skin. In one of out five volunteers with acne in the study, two unique strains of P. acnes were seen but was rarely seen in volunteers with clear skin.
The key discovery during the study was a third strain of P. acnes that's common in healthy skin yet rarely found when acne is present. It is thought that the third strain works as a natural protector with a defense mechanism.
Although this research uncovered exciting findings for scientists, putting the results into a working acne treatment could be years away. Latest innovations in medical devices has lead us to the most effective acne treatment that is safe and suitable for all skin types - SublativeTM treatment.
SublativeTM - the leading acne treatment
SublativeTM treatment for acne uses fractionated radio frequency energy to clear blocked pores and reduce the oil/sebum production in the sebaceous glands.
There is no downtime with SublativeTM treatment. Your skin will have redness and tiny pinhole like marks, however the redness resolves within 24 hours and the tiny marks can be covered with tinted moisturiser.
Book your complimentary acne treatment or acne scar removal consultation at Eden Laser Clinic Clinic. We will analyse your skin condition and you will a receive personalised treatment plan. We will discuss our SublativeTM technology with you and you can ask any questions that you have.
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