Why do we get Acne?
What You Can Expect
The Adelaide Acne Clinic primarily focuses on diet and nutrition. It starts with a 1-2 hour initial consultation, in this time a comprehensive treatment plan will be formulated. The acne treatment plan will focus primarily on nutritional values, and lifestyle which will be tailored specifically to each individual. The aim of every consultation is for each individual to acquire clear skin and optimal health.
- Nutritional supplements or herbal formulas may be prescribed depending on nutritional status, level of stress and overall depletion of health
- Testing done in the clinic may include iridology, blood pressure, blood glucose and tongue and nail analyses
- Testing done off-site may include blood tests such as hormone profiling, fasting insulin, full blood count, inflammatory and allergy markers
This topic is very close to my heart as I experienced my own personal journey with acne, lasting a very long 13 years. I understand how it affects many aspects of life, including our psychological health, which is our biggest obstacle and our biggest asset. Through years of study and finally achieving clear skin, I knew that I had to help others overcome this horrible skin disorder.
Acne statistics rise every year in westernised countries, this is because of two reasons (1). the western diet and (2.) acne treatments failing to work. This calls for a complete overhaul on how we approach and treat acne. We have to stop looking at acne from a superficial top-down approach and start looking at the science and addressing acne from its root causes like diet, stress and lifestyle.
The underpinnings of my work is always education. I educate individuals about the nature of acne, how it works and how to stop acne from forming. The treatments prescribed are highly individualised and primarily based on nutritional therapy, secondly, I look at your exercise regime and lifestyle patterns. Nutrition, exercise and lifestyle are the most important areas to analyse in the case of acne because they have a great impact on our hormones. Depending on each case pathology testing, referrals and nutritional and herbal prescriptions may be recommended.
Acne vulgaris is the 8th most prevalent disease in the world, affecting 9.4% of the global population, primarily in westernised countries. Acne vulgaris affects roughly 23% of Australians:
- 79-95% of the adolescent population
- 54% of woman and 40% of men over the age of 25 years old
- 1% of men and 5% of woman over the age of 40 years old