Acne: De diepere kijk van een huidtherapeut

Acne: The deeper view of a skin therapist

Acne is a skin condition that is so much more than just pimples or blackheads. As a skin therapist, I look at the complete picture: the causes, the treatment and the psychological impact. In this blog we delve deeper into the world of acne and give you insights to effectively tackle this condition.

What exactly is acne?

Acne vulgaris, as it is called in medical terms, is a chronic inflammation of the sebaceous gland follicles. This inflammation is usually caused by an overproduction of sebum, a blockage of the hair follicles, and the presence of bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes .

What are the causes of acne?

Acne can be triggered by several factors:

  1. Hormonal changes : Especially during puberty, pregnancy or due to the use of certain contraceptives.
  2. Heredity : If your parents had acne, you are more likely to get it too.
  3. Diet : Although the link between diet and acne is still being researched, some studies suggest that foods with a high glycemic index may make acne worse.
  4. Stress : Stress can stimulate sebum production, which can cause or worsen acne.

How do we treat acne?

As a skin therapist I focus on a holistic approach:

  1. Deep cleansing : This removes dead skin cells, excess sebum and bacteria.
  2. Chemical peels : This helps renew the skin and reduce inflammation.
  3. Light and laser therapy : These can target the bacteria that cause acne or reduce inflammation.
  4. Nutritional advice : A balanced diet plays a crucial role in skin health.
  5. Home care : Recommendations for products specific to your skin type and condition.

The psychological impact of acne

It is essential to understand that acne does not just have a physical impact. Many people with acne also experience feelings of shame, depression, or anxiety. As a skin therapist, it is crucial to not only address the skin condition, but also provide emotional support and strengthen the patient's self-confidence.


Acne is a complex condition that requires an integrated approach. As a skin therapist, we are committed to providing effective treatments and support, both physically and emotionally. Do you suffer from acne? Don't hesitate to seek help and invest in the health of your skin.

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