Acne and Acne Scarring
Acne and Acne Scarring are fairly common skin conditions most often occurring in adolescents at the time of puberty. Acne and acne scarring may also be seen in older individuals.
Acne may manifest as tender and inflamed red skin, together with a variety of lesions such as
Acne sufferers often deal with both the physical appearance of their skin as well as the psychological effects of it.
If acne is left untreated it may lead to pigmentation and or scarring.
Acne results from a combination of factors:
- Overproduction of sebum that may also be thickened.
- Blocking of the pilosebaceous unit with dead skin.
- Infection with bacteria
Acne most commonly affects skin with the densest population of sebaceous follicles (oily skin) such as the face, the upper part of the chest and the back.
Genetics, sleep patterns, stress, what you eat and drink, exposure to the sun, smoking and hormonal or psychological changes are all factors that may cause or contribute to the condition.
Acne Scarring is more commonly seen with inflammatory or cystic acne. This occurs when the follicle/pore becomes enlarged and blocked
The name is quite descriptive of the procedure– layers of skin are gently peeled away by a solution, usually water-soluble glycolic acid (obtained from fermented sugar) or salicylic acid (from willow bark), applied topically to reveal smoother, healthier and more even toned skin.
Chemical Peels have a long history – In ancient Egypt, they used salt, alabaster and sour milk to improve skin tone.
This treatment renews the skin by lifting dead cells from the skin surface and stimulating the metabolism of the cells beneath.
A series of TCA (trichloracetic acid – made by chlorinating acetic acid) peels can effectively improve the appearance of superficial lines and uneven pigmentation, while leaving skin softer, smoother and more radiant.
Blue Light Therapy
In general, Laser Blue Light Therapy for Acne and Acne treatments are a safe and non-invasive method of treating acne.
Blue Light Therapy targets the sebaceous glands, and not the surrounding tissues, killing the bacteria that cause acne. Many patients see significant improvement in their acne after two to four weekly treatment sessions of blue light therapy.
Profractional Laser Treatment
The Profractional Laser treatment was designed for those looking for
Micro Laser Peels
A Micro Laser Peel is a gentle, laser assisted skin peel, which precisely removes the skin’s outermost layer to a predetermined depth. It is the perfect step between Microdermabrasion and deeper Chemical or Laser Peels for treating pigmentation, sun damage and melasma.
Carboxytherapy is a revolutionary new skin rejuvenation treatment, which is being touted as the biggest advance in Aesthetics since Muscle Relaxing Injectables.
Small quantities of pharmaceutical grade, warmed carbon dioxide are infected below the skin in damaged areas.
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