Acne generally occurs during puberty, often continuing into young-adulthood. An increase in testosterone (which accrues in both genders during puberty) is the most common cause.
For many people, acne diminishes over time, tending to disappear completely (or at the very least decrease substantially) around our early 20s. However some will experience acne well into their 30’s and 40’s and can in fact develop acne well into adulthood.
For teenagers entering into adolescence,the impact of Acne can be devastating. Teens already tend to be at their most socially insecure and acne can consolidate their lack of confidence and social awkwardness.
Early and intensive treatment is advocated to lessen the emotional and physical impact of acne. The right topical skin care is crucial along with effective in clinic treatment to eradicate spots and reduce the risk of scarring.
To introduce myself, my name is William Rickard. I’m 15 years old. Before Danné I suffered from severe cystic back, chest and face acne. Acne destroyed my life and personality day by day, to a point when I couldn’t look my Mum, my Dad and or my Siblings in the eye. I felt that bad. Now I’m happy with my life, my skin and I live a “normal” life again and I can look at people whilst talking without worrying about how I look.
Earlier this year my acne was at its worst. It wasn’t getting any better and the Doctors were not helping at all. No cream or drug could solve my problem. I tried everything; Benzyl Peroxide, 3 different tetracyclines, endless cream combinations. My skin just got dryer, crispier and spottier. I lost hope in Doctors at that point. I’d spend hours on the web researching treatments, never to be successful.
In April 2012 I found Danné and through the amazing help of the BBC, I was in contact with Susanne Williams. It was the biggest relief in my life when she said “No one leaves my clinic with acne”. And ever since that Susanne has kept to her word.
Come May, I headed down to Harley Street London on the train. The first time I visited, I felt scared, anxious and didn’t know what to expect, which is usual for someone first meeting someone that works on Harley Street. After visiting multiple times I now feel comfortable and homely to Susanne’s clinic. Susanne is a wonderful practitioner, there is not one thing that she doesn’t know about skin. I find it easy to talk to Susanne whilst at the clinic and we usually have a good chat. On a few occasions I’ve been tired from travelling, so I usually go to sleep for a good 40 minutes while Susanne does the treatment and I wake up feeling revived.
The treatments are never harsh on the skin. The alkaline peel did make me a little red, but I tend to blush easily anyway. The Enzyme therapies are my favourite; I see differences each and every time. The laser was the most interesting, good results came from the laser and it didn’t hurt. The acne scar treatment is also coming on well. It can be painful, but after the first treatment it doesn’t hurt as much and the after-care is easy for scar treatment.
The home regime is the best thing ever. I love it. At first I thought it would take a long time to put on 4 products a day onto my body, but it only takes 2 minutes. It is easier to do than my previous drugstore regime, which never worked! The new DMK Acu System which Susanne put me on a few weeks ago, is even better than the original products. The AKU-KLENZ face wash leaves my skin feeling fresh, clean and soft.
I like to add the Melanoplex drops from time to time, I would recommend getting a bottle. If I look tired in the morning or my skin my looks tired, I put some on and my skin looks better. I tend to use this before going to a party or going somewhere important. Contraderm or as Susanne calls it “magic cream” is amazing, if I have a big spot that needs to go by tomorrow, I blob a bit on and then the next day it’s gone.
I would recommend Danné to anyone who suffers with any type of acne; it will change you and your life for a fact.
If you are interested in booking a FREE consultation for advice on the best treatments and products for your acne or acne scarring, please call us today on 0113 282 3300 or complete an enquiry form.