What is acne?

What is acne?

Acne is a common chronic skin disease. In fact, approximately eight out of 10 people will have to deal with it at some point in their life. The disease can be hard to manage, both physically and emotionally, and improving the condition can be challenging.

Acne can also leave scars on the skin for many people with moderate to severe cases. The condition doesn’t always end when the teen years do; it can continue into adulthood.

Researchers cannot say with certainty how acne occurs precisely, but believe that it is caused by a combination of four events: excess secretion of sebum, overgrowth and plugging of follicles or pores, the presence of bacteria and inflammation.

Acne facts & myths

By now, you probably know some of the myths. There is no clear evidence to suggest that acne is caused by eating greasy foods or by not washing your face or body enough.

Hormonal changes in the body may worsen acne. Studies have shown that people with acne can have increased levels of certain hormones. This can cause the glands containing hair follicles to grow larger and over-produce oil.

If you struggle with acne, take comfort in the fact that it is not your fault, and Kleresca® was created to help. You should ask your clinician for assistance to find the best solution for your condition. You can find a Kleresca® clinic near you here.

Living with acne

Living with acne can be mentally and emotionally distressing. The fact that acne is so common makes it no less heart-breaking to the people who wear their skin condition on their face, chest or back. Many people afflicted describe their acne as the first thing other people notice about them. The disease can take a hit on one’s confidence, and place a person at greater risk of social anxiety and depression.

Many people with acne aren’t sure how to wage a winning battle against their skin. Conventional acne treatments can pose challenges, from not working to skin irritation to serious side effects. Many acne scar treatments may cause significant pain and downtime – redness, swelling or, in some cases, bruising – without addressing the underlying problems in the skin.

Kleresca® was created to significantly improve your acne in a pleasant and comfortable way.