In desperation many teenage acne sufferers overlook or ignore the possible side-effects of their treatments, whilst concerned parents look helplessly on.
Many will find on entering puberty that their skin becomes oilier and they suffer from acne. About 8 in 10 preteens and teens have acne, along with many adults.
Acne is most common in girls between the ages of 14 and 17 and between 16 and 19 for boys. Usually people have acne intermittently for several years before their symptoms start to improve as they get older.
However knowing that doesn’t make it any easier to look in the mirror and so many teenagers having tried over the counter treatments seek help from their GP. Prescription medications that can be used to treat acne include topical treatments as well as antibiotics and for women the combined oral contraceptive pill is an additional option. However they can all potentially have unwanted side-effects.
The birth control pill can help to lower levels of the hormone androgen in the body and therefore suppressing the skin’s oil glands, however, according to the NHS possible side-effects to this treatment include headaches, nausea, breast tenderness and mood swings as well as increased blood pressure and even possibly leading to increased risk of some serious health conditions such as thrombosis (blood clots) and breast cancer.
Topical antibiotics, in the form of lotions or gels, can help kill the bacteria on the skin that can infect blocked pores but some side-effects are still possible, including skin irritation, redness and burning of the skin plus peeling.
Therefore for acne sufferers the available treatment options can seem limited so having exhausted the options many are delighted to discover red blue light therapy.
Parents of 13 year old Annie were concerned about the acne treatments she was using and discovered that light therapy provided the no side-effects solution they were looking for.
Annie’s mum explains: “Both myself and my husband suffered with bad acne and went through various treatments with varying degrees of success until our 20s. Not wanting the same for our daughter, we went to the doctors as soon as aggressive looking spots and scarring appeared (over a year ago).
“Nothing much seemed to have changed since we were teenagers and her skin showed little improvement until we moved to Switzerland! The daily sunshine from April cleared her skin almost completely but within 2 weeks of our return to the UK in July, it was as bad as ever. Therefore we decided to try Lumie Clear.
“We are all very pleased ….. we can’t believe the difference this has made in only 2 months.”
Lumie Clear is a certified medical product that is suitable for home use and without prescription. It is a non-invasive method to treat acne and can be used on its own or alongside existing treatments.
Buy your Lumie Clear here to see how it can work for your teenager!