Acne Treatment, Facial Acne & Skin Acne
Acne is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the sebaceous glands characterised by blackheads, whiteheads, macules, papules, pustules and cysts and often leads to scarring. The first chain of events that usually lead to acne, especially acne in the face, are in puberty when the body starts to produce testosterone, which then stimulates the sebaceous glands to produce excess sebum that is then trapped in the hair follicle. Dead cells are attached to this sticky substance and bacteria then forms, therefore the cells cannot exfoliate and a hard mass is then produced within in the skin. Acne is usually genetic and peak acne years are in females 14-17, and in males 16-19. Over 40% of females will have acne during some part for their life and over 35% of males will be affected also. Today’s lifestyle, stress levels and increased intake of medication, adult acne is certainly on the rise.
Each client will have an individual treatment programme worked out by their practitioner for their particular skin acne concerns. Each treatment prescribed will change from session to session as the skin is changing. All treatments will include a home prescription, which must be strictly adhered to, to obtain the best results possible.
Diagnosis – Acne containing inflammation, papules, pustules, blackheads, nodules, cysts and whiteheads.
Modalities used will consist of acids, alkaline, phenols and enzymes. Your treatment will be tailor made for you. Treatments can range from a course of 6 upwards, depending on the severity of the condition. From past experience, we can certainly say that we expect at least a 90% improvement. See results pages for examples.
Alkaline Wash combined with Enzyme therapy (Suitable for Inflamed cystic acne)
DANNÉ alkaline wash swells, softens and dissolves to remove excess cell build-up, releases the inflammation and impaction and kills the P Acne bacteria. alkaline wash is also very effective in cleaning out impacted hair shafts and dissolving the hair at the same time. Alkaline wash plus enzyme masque #1 will dislodge the underling manifestation and rebuild the structure and function of the skin simultaneously.
For inflamed cystic acne, please call your nearest Danné UK clinic for more details on treatment.
Acne Removal Corrective System
Danné has the weapons to wipe out pimples fast!
What is acne?
Contributing and aggravating factors:
1. Increased oil production
2. Abnormality in the bacteria (Propionibacterium) of the skin, which can produce inflammation.
3. Abnormality in cell turnover, resulting in blockages deep down in hair shafts and oil glands.
4. Hormonal imbalances
5. Stress- Physical, emotional or job related
Peak acne years are 14-17 in females and 16-19 in males and as many as 40% of females and 35% of males are affected during these peak years. However with today’s lifestyle, stress levels, hormone imbalances and increased intake of medications adult acne is certainly on the rise.
Acne is a chronic disorder. Even when the skin looks clear, it will still have acne impactions and constant tension in its follicles. If you could see inside these weakened follicles, you’d see constant breaking, leaking and healing activity.
Acne is graded from 1 to 4 depending on the severity or be diagnosed either INFLAMED or NON-INFLAMMED. Basically in acne skin the problem is that the skin is not functioning properly.
Contributing factors in detail
A build up of excess dead cell material
A contributor to adult facial acne is dead cell build up as it acts as an inhibitor to the skins functioning. This excess build up can block sebaceous glands and hair shafts causing blackheads and congestion leading to inflammation, outbreaks and eruptions.
If the skin is not functioning properly it is easily invaded by bacterial attack, especially if the immune responses are not strong and the acid mantle is impaired.
If the structural integrity is not strong the skin may have trans-epidermal water loss (poor water levels)
The skin needs good water levels to be able to excrete waste properly.
Skins with a poor ability to hold water become red and inflamed more easily, this is what cosmetic companies refer to as sensitive skin; we call it reactive skin.
It reacts because one of the Skins essential elements is depleted. Think of sensitive skin like a fire burning and what better way to extinguish a fire? With water, which all our nourishing crèmes contain.
Poor skin conditioning and incorrect product usage
Some products can form an occlusive barrier over the excretory ducts, these then become impacted and clogged because they can’t function and acne forms again. Greasy cosmetics may alter the cells in follicles and make them stick together producing a plug.
Hard scrubbing and over exfoliation can exacerbate the problem by being over stimulating. Many acne products are very stripping and drying and this will make the oil gland accelerate oil production and make the acne even worse.
Hormones have the ability to change messages within our body.
An increase in the amount of Androgens that stimulate oil glands can cause acne in both males and females.
Another interesting hormone that is contributor to acne is 5a Reductase which heavily influences sebum production.
In today’s fast paced society stress is a big contributor to adult acne and many other health issues. Stress increases the body’s cortisol levels and can affect hormones and also suppresses the immune system which affects activity of Langerhans cells in the epidermis of our skin. Langerhans cells live in our skin and defend against micro-organisms and fighting against bacterial infection, which is their fundamental function.
Deficiency of Essential Fatty Acids
Essential fatty acid deficiency will prevent the complete formation of bilayers that are responsible for normal cell turnover and trans epidermal water loss. If the skin can’t retain proper amounts of water it will not be excreting waste properly and every thing will stagnate and become clogged. If there is a lack of water the stimulation of the enzymes for proper cell differentiation will be impaired.
Skins with insufficient levels of essential fatty acids, the sebum contains more wax esters making it thicker and this means the oil sludges and doesn’t flow freely.
A well balanced diet for young skin!!
Danné method, philosophy and results are superior to alternate synthetic cosmetics and drugs as Danné combines state-of-the art botanical science with innovative technology creating one of the most advanced skin care systems available.
Danné treatment methods and organic herbal chemistry use natural concepts that focus on what the skin really responds to –what really works.
Danné methodology, treatments and products have helped change the face of aesthetics.
Unlike petroleum and animal by products found in many over-the-counter skin care programs.
Danné botanical formulations work with the skin rather than merely acting on it, imitating nature for natural results.
With 40 years of results in acne corrective treatments, continued use of Danné Home prescriptives and regular corrective in-clinic treatment you can expect rapid results.
Danné acne corrective system
Step 1: Cleanse
Proven effective for more than 25 years, acne wash works as an anti microbial agent that reduces inflammation that is predominant in acne.
Acne wash is a superior cleansing solution that can inhibit and eliminate acne and associated conditions. The solution is gentle enough to use daily, and is an excellent preventative for those skins affected by this damaging condition. Acne wash establishes a control system within the skin to minimise the occurrence of breakouts, as well as reducing the inflammation associated with acne. The ‘miracle’ ingredient is benzyl peroxide; the benzyl pulls the peroxide down into the pores and hair shafts and creates an environment where acne bacteria can’t live.
Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry, use twice daily
Step 2: Moisturizer
The most beneficial moisturizer for Acne, congested and oily skin, a unique formula locks maximum amounts of water beneficial for congested skins, which ensures the skin excretes properly.
Moisture balance is a botanical water based hydrating moisturiser scientifically formulated to assist acne skin from the inside out. A unique effective and efficient product to eliminate and control acne because it treats not only the symptoms, it gets to the cause.
Moisture balance does not strip the skin; it enhances water retention in tissue by binding to the surface of the skin to prevent water loss and promotes wound healing while helping to kill the acne bacteria.
Unique characteristics and ingredients
Azelaic acid is a potent inhibitor of 5a-reductase. An enzyme that influences sebum production, a big contributing factor in hormonal mediated acne. Being able to inhibit this enzymes activity is of great benefit in eliminating acne
Panthenol vitamin B5 helps to make co enzyme A which is required to properly metabolise skin oil
Allantoin soothing and calming
Cleanse skin before applying a thin layer of moisture balancer over the skin, to be used daily.
Step 3: Spot treatment
Benzoyl peroxide 10% :
Kills acne-causing bacteria through oxidation. The Benzoyl helps to pull the peroxide down into the pores and voids of the skin. Controls oil, breakouts and infection.
BP lotion has been proven effective for more than 20years in the treatment of acne. BP uses the same ‘miracle’ ingredient as the acne wash but in a much more concentrated dose. BP 10 % is to be used after cleansing with Danné acne wash and applied only to the breakout area. The lotion can be applied morning and evening and virtually eliminates breakouts overnight. This is a serious solution designed purely as a corrective tool that clients can use at home to control and stop the acne condition. A more effective home prescriptive combination has yet to be discovered.
BP creates a flushing effect increasing blood supply to the infected area to speed up the healing.
Apply thin layer twice a day on acne areas cleansed with Danné Acne Wash. You should then apply a thin layer of Danne Moisture Balancer to entire face
Step 4: At home treatment
A take home paramedical face masque takes the frustration and time out of eliminating stubborn blackheads and blemishes as this mask absorbs oils and dissolving dead skin cells. Acu masque is a diverse and versatile application, beneficial for problematic skins and ideal for blemish prone and oily skin.
This take home paramedical face masque is highly effective and results orientated. This masque takes the frustration and time out of eliminating stubborn blackheads and blemishes as this mask absorbs oils and dissolving dead skin cells. It purifies ducts plugged by dead cells and sebum on the surface of the skin and prevents pimple eruptions. Tightens pores, purifies, heals and soothes inflammation and irritation.
After cleansing apply a generous coat of acu masque to entire area being treated. Allow to dry for approximately 20 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Once to twice weekly is recommended.
Danné paramedical skin corrective procedures work with the internal function and structure improving skin functioning and addressing the deeper concerns. GETTING to the CORE of the problem. All treatments and products are designed to compliment the skins chemistry. Danné works with the skin rather than acting on it.