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Active Acne

Opt for Healthier, Calmer and Less Irritated Skin

It’s Time To Clear Your Breakouts And Take Control Of Your Acne

Acne is a skin condition that affects most people. Whether at adolescence or later in life, we have all experienced the exasperation that comes with acne. Even if only a mild form of acne, it can be embarrassing and frustrating. Depending on their severity, breakouts can also come with some level of discomfort and pain.

Although it is common, acne should not be ignored, and immediate action should be taken to reduce the effects of acne.

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Causes Of Active Acne

Acne occurs when hair follicles become clogged with bacteria, sebum (oil from skin), and dead skin cells. A follicle contains a hair and a sebaceous gland (the gland that produces sebum). When these glands produce too much sebum, the follicle can become engorged and blocked.

Acne is considered to be an inflammatory skin condition that affects 80% of people, prevalently during teen years. It can be commonly found on the face, neck, back and chest.

30% of adults suffer from mild to severe forms of acne.

Types Of Acne

Several types of acne can develop on your skin.

Acne Vulgaris

Acne vulgaris is the most common type of acne. As a matter of fact, most people experience some form of acne vulgaris at some point in their lives. Acne vulgaris is measured in grades of severity (grades 1 to 4).

Acne Conglobata

Acne conglobata is a severe form of acne. It is typically accompanied by painful abscesses and irregular skin scars. Acne conglobata occurs under the skin’s surface. For this reason, it can be damaging to skin tissue. Acne Fulminans is a severe form of Acne Conglobata that affects the entire body.

Acne Mechanica

Acne mechanica is a particular form of acne. It is characterized by breakouts triggered by an excess of heat, friction or pressure on the skin. This form of acne is more common amongst athletes, soldiers, or anyone who wears heavy, restricting gear.


Should I See A Doctor?

Should I See A Doctor?

Although acne is common, you should seek medical help if:

  • Scars or dark marks are developing with your acne
  • Your acne is getting worse or there is no improvement in your acne
  • You have a family history of severe acne
  • For females, acne is accompanied by sudden hair growth and an irregular menstrual cycle
  • Your acne is making you feel self-conscious and depressed

What Causes Adult Acne?

What Causes Adult Acne?

Many factors can cause adult acne. However, in most cases, adult acne can be triggered by hormones, extra sebum, follicle fallout, bacteria and inflammation. Seek medical help to determine what is causing your condition and what are the possible treatment options.

What Treatment Is Best For Me?

What Treatment Is Best For Me?

Treatment options depend on the patient’s condition, lifestyle and overall needs. Our specialized team will be able to recommend a personalized treatment program that will best suit you.

Are Treatments Safe?

Are Treatments Safe?

At Elna Esthetics, we aim to offer the most effective and innovative non-surgical cosmetic treatments to our patients. With our patients’ safety in mind, we ensure that our equipment is of the highest quality and our team is highly trained. Nevertheless, any treatment may still come with potential risks. We will provide you with complete information about possible treatment risks.

Acne Treatment Options

Our specialized team can recommend the best possible solution that will suit your unique condition and desired effects.

Our most popular acne treatment option is the Forever Clear BBL. This is an effective therapy for active acne. The treatment uses intense light to eliminate acne causing bacteria and reduce inflammation and redness caused by acne.

To find-out which treatment could be right for you, book an appointment today.

Forever Clear BBL Procedure
Forever Clear BBL

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Montréal (QC) H3X 2T8




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