At The Sanctuary Spa in Tralee, County Kerry we offer a full range of treatments for acne, which are applied by our experienced and qualified therapists.
Most of us suffer from acne at some point in our lives....
At some point in our lives, we all get outbreaks of acne
Acne is caused by the body’s increased production of the hormone androgen (produced by both men and woman), which stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce more oil. The increased production of oil causes the pores to become blocked, so that the oil cannot come up to the skin surface. The acne itself is an infection caused by skin bacteria that feed on and break down this oil.
As the bacteria multiply, waste products and sebacic acid are created, and the sebaceous gland becomes inflamed – causing what is known as a blackhead, a whitehead or pimple.
The light that is allowed trough is absorbed by haemoglobin, which is the red pigment in blood. The light form the flash-lamp heats up the haemoglobin in the fine blood vessels that supply the sebaceous glands. This causes a minor injury to the sebaceous glands and slows down the overproduction of oil that leads to acne.
Can I be treated?
If you have permanent acne you will benefit from a treatment. The best results are achieved on inflammatory acne-best known as those red aching, raised pimples. It is important your skin is relatively pale at the time of the treatment, as too much light will be absorbed by a dark complexion.
The Ellipse acne treatment is a combination therapy, Agera or RegimA products are used in conjunction with this treatment.
The products works by reducing the inflammation caused by acne, and by reducing (normalising) the thickness of the skin in the treated area. Ask for more details.