This is a pathology that usually affects youngsters, but it can be a problem for adults too. Acne is clinically divided into four types: comedonal, papular, pustular and nodular cystic, all of which can occur individually or at the same time. It is a skin dysfunction which, when presented in an aggressive form and not properly treated, can leave severe scarring. Stratified subcutaneous deposits (comedones, papules, pustules and nodules) appear and can be seen by the naked eye. They usually form on the face but can also affect other parts of the body, such as the shoulders, chest, back and buttocks. The causes are numerous: evident seborrhoea (excess production of sebum), hormonal dysfunctions, genetic components, psychological factors, particular situations of stress, digestive difficulties and a poor diet, rich in fats and spicy sauces, but lacking in fruit, vegetables and fibres.
One of the most outstanding advanced medical treatments for acne-prone and seborrhoeic skins is Acnelan Mesoestetic. The formula is based on an exclusive patent, m.acne complex™, made up of a combination of specific actives – salicylic and mandelic acid, sodium lepargilate and bexaretinyl complex – which have a complementary and synergic action against the factors that cause acne. From controlling bacterial proliferation to the reduction of redness and swelling, and the mitigation of post-acne hyperpigmentation.
Three sessions, at 15 to 21-day intervals, are usually recommended in order to obtain visible effects. In the case of persistent acne, these can be increased to six. Each session is divided into three steps.
Step one: the specialist applies Acnelan Multifactor Mask (pH 3.5) to the face and other affected areas. This ultra-concentrated and detoxifying gel mask exercises a keratolytic, antibacterial action, capable of capturing seborrheic filaments, exfoliating and deep cleansing the skin.
Step two: next comes the Pore Sealing Shield, containing zinc, aloe vera and copper, which prolongs and preserves the effectiveness of the actives used during the first phase of the treatment and soothes the skin, facilitating the closure of the treated pores.
Step three: the specialist sprays the skin with Post-Peel Neutralizing Spray, a rebalancing and soothing solution (pH 8.6), enriched with bicarbonate of soda (neutralising agent) and aloe vera (emollient and moisturising) to minimise and neutralise the more aggressive effects of the mask.
A range of home-use products from the same line is available to complete the treatment. It is necessary to observe a few general rules before treatment with Acnelan. During the three weeks leading up to the session, the patient must avoid every other professional exfoliating treatment (dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, ultrasound peeling. In the five days before the treatment, it is necessary to avoid using abrasive or irritant substances, dyes and bleaches, and hair removal must be avoided too. Lastly, avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. At least a week must be allowed following tattooing or the injection of fillers.