Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, affects 85–100% of people at some point in their lives and usually begins at puberty.
Acne does not end at puberty though, as it can sometimes persist into the 30’s and beyond. In fact, 5% of people over the age of 45 still have acne.
There are 4 primary factors which contribute to the development of acne. They include:
- Overproduction of oil in the skin (sebum) increases under the influence of hormones.
- This, along with the insufficient shedding of exfoliating dead skin cells, blocks hair follicles.
- The blocked follicle can become inflamed and have increased growth of normal bacteria.
- The inflammation in the follicle due to the increase in bacteria results in the rupture of the follicle wall and this extends into lower layers of the skin, causing an acne lesion.
Most skincare ranges try to manage these factors with varying success; however they often neglect to treat the effects that acne lesions leave behind, namely dark marks, scarring and skin dryness. These can now all be addressed in a single home treatment range from Lamelle.
Lamelle Research Laboratories, has once again revolutionised the professional skincare industry by introducing the ‘inside-out’ treatment principle. This is a synergistic approach that incorporates a topical treatment range together with an oral supplement. These home treatment products (Clarity and Acnevelle) used in conjunction with each other are proven to provide an 85% improvement within 4 to 8 weeks of use.
Lamelle Research Laboratories has incorporated specialised ingredients into the Clarity range to address the four primary factors associated with acne as well as the secondary concerns that include dark marks, scarring and skin dryness.