The causes of acne are multi-factorial and different for each person, and therefore acne treatments used vary from person to person.
Acne left untreated can lead to permanent scarring.
Main contributing factors include excess oil, bacteria and thickened skin causing clogging.
Acne is more than a skin condition, the effects of acne can result in loss of confidence or lack of self-esteem.
The main two modalities of treatment are oral medications and medical grade skin treatments including skin care and chemical peels.
At Dr Saras &Co we have one of the most effective anti-acne treatments available in Sydney; proven to reduce moderate to severe acne for all skin types, including darker skin.
The effects of acne start with oily secretions from oil glands in the skin, this results in the plugging of the tiny openings of the hair follicles. If the openings are small, whiteheads can form, if the openings are large it can often result in blackheads. Both whiteheads and blackheads can lead to a red and inflamed acne breakout.
Some people or skin types are more susceptible to acne scarring (a result of previous acne breakouts causing damage to the surrounding tissue). If our body does not produce enough collagen, a depression in the skin forms, and if too much collagen is produced than the result is a raised scar. At Dr Saras & Co in order to successfully treat acne, we believe in targeting acne holistically from all angles of causes.
Controlling oil – Our advanced exfoliation pumpkin peel will reduce the oiliness of the skin and leave a smooth and clean finish.
Bacteria – Our laser selectively destroys overactive sebaceous glands, accelerates the healing process and kills the bacteria that causes acne.
Thickened Skin – Pending on the severity of acne we can use the acids in our peels to help unclog and smooth skin.
In the case of extreme thickness and/or scarring, we will resurface skin using laser technology to deeply and gently refine open pores, reduce acne scarring and smooth congested “lumpy” skin.
The best way to have your acne accessed is to book a consultation at Dr Saras &Co. During your consultation; we will give you personalised information based on your skin type and acne. Our anti-acne treatment options are available in our clinics located in Annandale, Double Bay and Miranda.