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 on the skin.
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 – an excess of oil on the skin can encourage acne flare ups to happen. Our advanced exfoliation pumpkin peel will reduce the oiliness of the skin and leave a smooth and clean finish. In addition, it can help to improve skin hydration and decrease existing acne and the chance of more acne spots forming.
Bacteria – Our laser selectively destroys overactive sebaceous glands. The heat is used to destroy the sebaceous glands, which will reduce the sebum production in your skin, which can produce oil and contribute to acne. Our laser treatment can accelerate the healing process and kill 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. there are a variety of chemical peels that we offer to resurface the skin and diminish the appearance of acne scars.
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. This procedure involves removing the outer layer of the skin and stimulating collagen production for a clear and youthful complexion. This will improve the appearance of the skin and specific acne scarring.
A topical anaesthetic is normally required that will help to numb the skin and make sure that the procedure is not painful or uncomfortable for the patient. The laser works to remove the outer layer of your damaged skin, as well as heating the dermis.
This process can take from between 30 minutes to one hour to complete, but this will depend on the severity of the scarring to the skin. There is some downtime associated with using laser technology. Patients may experience redness to the skin and slight swelling.
Every person will require a different treatment plan when it comes to acne. 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.
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