ACNE & ACNE SCARS
Pimples, cysts, blackheads and whiteheads – Teenager’s most feared problem. Puberty is a tough time as it is and teenagers have enough other issues to worry about. Apart from having to deal with growing pains, breaking voices, exams and the latest tech, sooner or later hormones will make their appearance and manifest with acnes. This, however, is not just a teenager’s condition. Adult acne can hit you from your mid 20s and even up to your 50s.
TREATMENT OF ACNE
Don’t wait until the problem worsens. Acne and pimples should be attended to as soon as they appear. Prevention and control are always a better choice if you want to avoid scarring and possible psychological effects. It is never a good idea to “wait” for acne to go away. Scarring can take place which can be costly to treat.
BASIC ATTACK PLAN FOR ACNE
- Increase cell turnover to keep pores from clogging
- Introduce oxygen into the pore to stop bacterial growth
- Use antibiotics to kill and control bacteria
- Slow-down natural excess skin oil production
SPECIFIC TREATMENTS FOR DIFFERENT LEVELS OF ACNE
Treat mild acne with non-prescription acne-fighting preparations and cleansers. In most cases, acne prone skin is sensitive and it’s important to use acne-formulated products that will not distress your skin any further.
Mild to mid-moderate acne may need additional treatment resources such as:
- Oral and/or topical antibiotics
- Hormone therapy
- Blue Light acne treatment – A simple pain-free non-medical light-based treatment. The Blue Light kills acne-causing bacteria and will keep your skin blemish-free for long periods of time following the treatments
MYTHS ABOUT ACNE
Myth no. 1 : Acne is caused by poor hygiene
Keeping your skin clean is important. However, overly vigorous washing will only cause more oil production and aggravate your condition.
Myth no. 2 : Acne is caused by stress
No – Stress will not “cause” it but it will certainly aggravate the condition.
Myth no. 3 : Acne is caused by diet
There’s no evidence to prove any correlation between diet and acne. However, there has been some speculation that removing dairy products from your diet makes a difference.
Myth no. 4 : Acne is just a cosmetic problem and therefore not serious
Anyone with acne knows this is not true. Acne scars are a result of skin damage and the emotional impact can be very serious.
OUR APPROACH TO ACNE TREATMENT
We take acne very seriously. Our patients are treated with individually tailored anti-acne programs that work as quickly and as effectively as possible. In addition, we provide Chemical Peels and Collagen Induction Therapy to improve acne scarring and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.* Being an aesthetic practice, we mostly treat mild to moderate acne conditions. In addition, we treat adult onset acne which is usually part of Insulin Resistance syndrome, PCOS or high DHT due to various reasons.*