Male acne

Men can experience their first breakout of acne throughout the 20’s, 30’s or even 40’s having never had it as a teenager. In fact, up to 25% of men will experience some form of acne in their adult lives. The most common breakout areas are the chest and back, with fewer men also experiencing flare ups on the face than their female counterparts.

Why am i getting acne as an adult?

By its nature, acne is a hormonal condition. Androgens (male hormones) are found in higher levels in men they are in women after puberty, which causes men to typically have thicker & more oily skin. Body acne develops in a similar way to facial acne but can often result in more frequent & severe lesions because pores are larger across areas such as the back than on the face.

What factors can aggravate acne?

  • Getting hot & sweaty after working out – to help your skin recover, swap your usual body wash for a product containing active acne fighting ingredients such as salicylic acid.
  • Body building – if you’re trying to bulk up by increasing your calorie intake, your body responds by increasing the production of androgens, which in turn increases the production of sebum.
  • Shaving – irritation from shaving & shaving products can irritate blemished skin. If you’re not digging the beard look, take a look at the top shaving tips from acne.org

If you’re reading this and are ready to make the next step to tackling acne, then you’re in the right place. Your DestinationSkin journey will start in a complimentary consultation with one of our expert practitioners, held in the privacy of your own treatment room. The no obligation consultation will allow you to discuss your concerns with your practitioner, and together you can discuss a treatment plan to address the results that you want to achieve.

There’s not a one size fits all solution to acne; commitment, the right treatment, aftercare products & tough love are needed in combination to get good results. That’s why our treatment menu offer a range of results driven treatments proven to improve the signs of acne & acne scarring. Depending on your skin & severity of your concern, you may hear your practitioner mention a range of treatments from the list below to help put you back in control of your skin. Click on each one for more information.

Skin Peels

Our range of acne management skin peels contain active ingredients such as Salicylic Acid designed to control excessive oil production, un-block pores and reduce bacterial inflammation.

Prescription Facials

Our range of acne management prescription facials contain active ingredients such as Salicylic Acid designed to control excessive oil production, un-block pores and reduce bacterial inflammation.

Omnilux Light Therapy

Clinically proven, Omnilux neutralises the acne bacteria, causing acne inflammation to subside and minimising the redness of acne lesions to promote clearer, healthier skin. It can treat acne on face, chest and back and is suitable for all people

IPL treatments

Get fresher, clearer skin through a treatment of IPL, designed to heal spots and scarring by flooding the skin with oxygen & destroying acne-causing bacteria within the pores. Perfect for congestion, blackheads and spots.

Obagi ClenziDerm

A prescription only three-step acne treatment with clinically proven ingredients that penetrate deep into the skin’s layers to tackle acne at the root and control adult acne for a clearer, healthier-looking complexion.

Non-prescription Cosmeceutical Products

Cosmeceuticals are highly active, powerful products that contain significant levels of active ingredients to correct skin concerns, including acne. Click here to view the ‘Correct’ essentials on our e-shop

Acne Scarring

We also commonly treat scars left behind by acne. The right treatment will depend on how severe your scarring is, and will require a consultation with one of our experts. Click here to go through to our page dedicated to acne scarring treatments: [link to acne scarring page]

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