Acne can be an extremely debilitating condition causing embarrassment and low selfesteem. Although acne is mainly a problem in our teen years in some it can continue to haunt them for years to come.
Acne is not an easy condition to treat. Acne scarring is one of the most challenging things to treat so we need to ensure we try and treat the acne before it scars.
There are many treatments for acne and often it needs a three layer approach to control and treat acne in the long term
SKINCARE is important. Ensuring the skin is kept exfoliated is important. Lactic and salicylic acid help control the sebum production as well as making the skin acidic. Bacteria do not like to grow in an acidic environment. Vitamic C can aid in reducing inflammation and healing. Specialised antibacterial products can assist in treating bacteria already present in the skin
Microderabrasion And Peels – These go deeper than you would with skincare, keeping the skin free from congestion.
Led – Blue light LED therapy can kill bacteria and reduce inflammation to aid in healing.
Systemic Treatments – Sometimes no matter what we do to help heal the acne on the surface new ones continue to erupt.
Using hormonal treatments in girls (usually the contraceptive pill), antibiotics and low levels of roaccutane the cause of the breakouts can be treated. This usually only had to be done for a short time then the acne can be managed with the other treatments
If you already have acne scarring this can be treated with fractionated laser or skin needling
We use iPalomar in our treatments – click the link to find out more www.ipalomar.com.au