ACNE + ACNE SCARRING
Acne is a common skin disease characterised by pimple or pustles on the face, chest and back. It occurs when the pores of the skin become clogged with oil, dead skin cells and bacteria.
Over production of oil in the skin are under the influence of raging hormones, this results in over active sebaceous glands, this along with insufficient shedding of exfoliated dead skin cells, block the follicles, these follicles would become inflamed and increase the growth of bacteria, this would result a rapture of the follicle wall, this inflammation extends into the lower layers of the skin causing an acne lesion.
The exact cause of acne has been un established however several risk factors have been identified, hormonal changes, diet, hereditary. Unfortunately individuals with a family history of acne have greater susceptibility to the disease. At our practice our skin specialist will select a suitable treatment plan for managing active acne and preventing future breakouts, lifestyle and diet changes may be recommended so as to ensure you leap the maximum from our prescribed treatment. In some causes the patient may represent a hormonal imbalance and would be prescribed Medication containing Metformin, spironolactone and anti-
Once the active acne has been taken care off the next step is to treat the scars. Scars can range from dark spots to deep depressions on the skin to ice pink scars, the scars can unsightly and if they are highly visible this may certainly affect ones self-
FDA APPROVED MEDICAL CHEMICAL We offer our patients the safest variety of chemical peels that range from Salicylic, TCA to Glycolic Acid which can be used in different concentrations depending on the severity of the scar.
DERMAROLLER Acne scars occurs to a lack of collagen. Dermarollers have fine micrscoopic pins on the roller surface, which is rolled over the pitted area causing multiple pin point punctures. This allows for Active ingredients to penetrate the deeper levels of the skin causing the cells to reproduce collagen and elastin.