There are many myths about what causes persistent acne. There are even more misconceptions on how to get rid of it.
Acne is one of the most common of skin conditions with 4 of every 5 people between the ages of 11 and 30 having experienced outbreaks at some point. It’s typical in adolescents and young adults but can continue on into adulthood for some.
Acne & Emotional Health
While it’s true, acne is not a serious physical health concern, it’s been shown to impact emotional health and can cause feelings of insecurity and anxiety. According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, for many people who have acne, the skin disease affects more than their appearance. Researchers have found in study after study that people with acne can also develop:
- Low self-esteem
- Poor self-image
- Decreased quality of life
- A feeling of being all alone
What Causes Acne?
There are four main factors that cause acne:
- Excess oil (sebum) production
- Hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells
Acne begins in the skin’s oil glands. The oils travel up a canal called a follicle, which also contains a hair. The oils empty onto the skin surface through the follicle’s opening, or pore.
The hair, oil, and cells that line the narrow follicle can form a plug and block the pore, preventing oil from reaching the skin’s surface. This mix of oil and cells allows bacteria that normally live on the skin to grow in plugged follicles. Your body’s defense system then moves to attack the bacteria and the area gets inflamed.
Why Do Many Acne Treatments Fail?
There are many acne treatment options available from prescription oral medications to topical creams. Sadly, many patients struggle to find long-term, lasting success with a single acne treatment. Patients start and stop treatments, because of additional side effects, harsh skin reactions, or simply a lack of results. And, many treatments fail in effectively killing acne causing bacteria.
Oxygen is The Missing Ingredient
Propionibacterium acnes is a microbe that lives in the oily region of the skin’s pores and can aggravate an immune response, causing acne. The acne bacteria is anaerobic, which means it’s oxygen intolerant, making oxygen infusion effective in fighting acne.
ECHO2 is the world’s first professional treatment for acne that delivers oxygen to kill the bacteria that causes outbreaks.
Our unique ECHO2 oxygen infusing treatment system combines oxygen infusion with proven acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid and lactic acid with holistic natural healing elements such as tea tree oil, licorice root, calendula, and witch hazel. Each case is unique and your skincare professional will recommend the ideal treatment plan for you.
Exfoliate, Cleanse, Hydrate, Oxygenate (ECHO)
The ECHO2 Acne Treatment is a five step system for lasting acne relief. It begins with a deep pore cleansing with our low pH salicylic cleanser to remove impurities and inhibit acne bacteria. Our high pH exfoliating enzymes remove dull surface skin to smooth the skin’s tone and texture. Next extractions are performed to remove any blackheads and open up clogged pores.
The first oxygen infusion with our calming serum delivers soothing ingredients to help reduce redness and inflammation. Our proprietary sub-micronic oxygen infusion helps combat the acne bacteria and promote healthy skin recovery. The second oxygen infusion with our nutrient hydrator delivers vital vitamins, antioxidants, and hydration to leave your skin clear and healthy.
Ready to Finally Experience Long-Lasting Acne Relief?
Feel better, look better, boost your confidence, and be done with persistent breakouts. To learn more about our ECHO2 Oxygen Infusing Acne Treatment system, contact Us.