Each of your skin pores contains a sebaceous gland that produces sebum. These are natural oils that help to keep your skin hydrated, nourished and healthy. Oily skin occurs when your sebaceous glands get overstimulated, causing them to produce an excess of sebum, resulting in a sheen on the surface of your skin. It can come as a result of the genes you’ve inherited, or as part of puberty when there’s an increase in hormonal activity.
Oily skin can lead to acne, which is an inflammatory skin condition resulting in blackheads and white heads. Acne comes as a result of high levels of sebum mixing with dead skin cells and other debris to block your hair follicles. If bacteria come into contact with these blocked follicles, they can become infected and lead to more serious types of acne, like pustules and cysts. Secret Aesthetics has a range of treatments to treat acne or the acne scars that may have come as a result.
Obagi skincare products are the result of thirty years of research, laboratory testing and development by dermatologists. Each of the products in this medical grade skincare range is designed to combat a specific skin condition. If you suffer from oily skin and acne, CLENZIderm M.D. Pore Therapy targets acne at the source, unclogging pores, removing bacteria and clearing away dead skin. While leaving the skin cleansed and refreshed, Pore Therapy prepares the skin for the next steps in the treatment of acne. The next stages of your skincare regime for oily skin might include one or more of a range of Obagi oil-free hydrating cleansers and moisturisers that are prescribed based on the level of oil in your skin, as well as your skin type.
These are chemical exfoliants that work to keep the skin clear and free of blemishes. BHAs (or ‘beta hydroxy acids’) gently break down the bonds between dead skin cells on the skin’s surface and get deep inside pores to dissolve any dead skin cell build-up. As BHA is an oil-soluble chemical exfoliant, it makes it a great match for acne-prone oily skin, as well as combination skin. As it’s an exfoliant, it can also help to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, fine lines and uneven texture.
HydraFacial® uses patented technology to combat oily skin issues through cleansing, extraction, and hydration. It dislodges and removes impurities within the pores, while simultaneously delivering hydrating skin solutions, before finally reducing the size of your pores to help to prevent them being clogged in the future.
VI Chemical Peels are a medium-strength range of medical grade skin peels that are suitable for all skin types. These peels give very similar clinical results to stronger peels, though without the complications traditionally associated with them. For oily skin, choose a VI Chemical Peel with high concentrations of salicylic acid, which helps to refine and reduce pore size while its decongesting anti-acne agent works to clear dead skin and debris.
AviClear™ is a new device that uses safe laser light to address all types of acne, from mild to severe. It treats acne at the source by selectively targeting the sebaceous glands and then suppressing their production of sebum. Designed with patient comfort in mind, AviClear™ is enhanced with cooling for an optimal and safe treatment experience. It effectively treats acne that appears as red marks and pus-filled bumps as well as being a solution to lessening the appearance of acne scars. Results continue to improve over time, to give long lasting results that can last up to 2 years after just three 30-minute sessions.
Laser Genesis delivers gentle pulses of laser energy to improve the appearance of redness and scars that are left by acne. This quick and non-evasive treatment provides an excellent solution, while working to decrease the size of your pores to help to prevent any further oil-based acne outbreaks.
To see which treatment, or combination of our treatments, for oily skin is best for you, please get in touch with us to schedule your consultation. You can call Secret Aesthetics on 0121 616 6023 to speak to a member of the friendly team. If you’d prefer, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, it’s quick and easy to book online.