CACI ACNE TREATMENT BIRMINGHAM
CACI Acne Treatment Birmingham
All acne is a disorder of the sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands produce a substance called sebum, which is responsible for keeping the skin moisturized. During adolescence sebaceous glands enlarge and produce more sebum under the influence of hormones, also called androgens. After about age 20, sebum production begins to decrease.
Problems arise when the sebum becomes trapped in the skin and hair follicles. The sebum is produced but gets trapped on the way out, and the cells that are normally sloughed off become “sticky”, plugging up the follicle. The process of obstructing follicles is called comedo genesis. It causes some follicles to form a type of acne called comedones, also known as blackheads and whiteheads.
Treatment methods that slough off the dead skin cells like Microdermabrasion can prevent sebum from becoming trapped in the follicles. These exfoliation methods also help to unblock obstructed follicles by removing the comedones. Skin exfoliation technology is incorporated in the Ultimate system.
A bacteria, known as Propionibacterium acnes, is a normal inhabitant of the skin. It uses sebum as a nutrient for growth, therefore increases in follicles during puberty. People with acne have more Propionibacterium acnes in their follicles than people without acne. The presence of bacteria attracts white blood cells to the follicle. This process causes an inflammatory response seen as papules (red bumps), pustules, and nodules. The bacteria also cause the formation of free fatty acids, which are irritants, increasing the inflammatory process in the follicle. The American Academy of Dermatology has reported that blue LED Light Therapy can be used to destroy the bacteria that produces the inflammation associated with propionibacterium acnes.
Other studies have shown that a combination of Red and Blue light LED therapy produced quicker results for the treatment of acne than the application of blue light alone.
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Active Acne – £22-£32 (20-30 min)
LED phototherapy is clinically proven to treat acne concerns. Red and Blue light therapy is renowned for their antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties. We use light therapy to heal the skin and the Hydro Mask to give an instant soothing and calming action, as well as reducing redness and irritation.
CACI Skin Calm/Blemish Fix Treatment – £40 (30 min)
The CACI healing/blemish treatment will target, blemishes, age spots and pigmentation by resurfacing the skin. Crystal free microdermabrasion is used in combination with LED light therapy and microcurrent, to stimulate cell turnover, collagen production and trigger tissue repair. Finishing with a hydrating gel mask to calm and sooth the skin.
Single treatments are ideal with instant results for that special occasion. For lasting results courses are recommended along with regular maintenance treatments, please ask for details