Laser treatment for Acne and Acne Scars
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ACNE & ACNE SCARS

Acne is one of the most widespread and psychologically distressing chronic (persistent) skin conditions that exists. Acne has several stages, each distinguished by the type of spots that you are suffering with. This may include common spots such as whiteheads and blackheads, or more severe spots such as cysts and nodules.

WHAT IS ACNE?

Acne is a common skin condition that affects many people at some point during their lives. It is a complex and continuous cycle that can be caused by many factors, resulting in a hormonal fluctuation that stimulates oil production. It is most common in adolescents but can be experienced at any age and range from mild to severe. Too often, people squeeze spots and blemishes because of their unpleasant appearance.
Unfortunately, the habit can increase inflammation and, in extreme cases, lead to permanent scars.

CAUSES OF ACNE

The disease is caused by a sensitivity to androgen hormones. Specifically, it is sensitivity to the hormone derivative of testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, known as DHT – that triggers the condition.

There is conflicting research regarding the relationship between diet and acne.Individual foods cannot cause acne; however lack of good nutrition will reduce the skin’s capacity to fight infection and heal itself. Low levels of antioxidants allow free radical formation, which can further damage the skin tissue. Low levels of Free Fatty Acids, particularly Linoleic Acid, will reduce the skin’s natural barrier defences and acid mantle. So it’s a good idea to eat a healthy, balanced diet and take Vitamin C and Zinc supplements to increase the skin’s healing capacity and defences against infection.

Likewise, acne cannot be blamed on poor hygiene. It is a systemically caused (affecting the whole body) inflammatory condition and is not due to an individual being unclean. A thorough skincare regime is however vital in removing surface grime, make-up and dead skin cells, which cause skin congestion. In fact, being too clean can actually aggravate acne as an overly harsh cleansing regime will trigger further oil production, cause dehydration and disturb the vital acid balance and barrier function of the skin against infection.

WHAT ACNE LOOK LIKE?

Each person is different but during the treatment, you can expect minimal to mild discomfort. Immediately following treatment, you may experience some redness or swelling that will diminish after a few hours. Most patients can resume their daily activities immediately following the treatment. It is best to avoid direct sun for a few days following treatment and to apply sun screen.

WHAT IF I HAVE ACNE SCARS?

Laser treatment is ideal for mild scar revision. It safely andeffectively penetrates the skin for gentle resurfacing of acne-scarred skin, helping to improve your skins texture and tone.
Unlike chemical peels and dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing allows the penetration depth to be precisely controlled by the practitioner. The laser gently vaporizes micron-thin layers of the acne-scarred surface to reveal healthy, undamaged skin below.

Acne-look

WHAT CAN LASER TREATMENT DO TO HELP MY ACNE?

Laser treatment reduces acne inflammation through photoselective absorption and controlled heating. The laser safely penetrates the skin to an optimal treatment depth to thermally and selectively destroy overactive sebaceous glands.
In addition, the treatment accelerates the healing process and stimulates collagen remodeling, an important step in the long-term treatment of acne.

ACNE SCARRING TREATMENTS

There are four main types of acne scarring (illustrated below) and this will determine the type of treatment you have. At your consultation you will discuss this with your therapist to find out which best corresponds to your particular condition and (s)he will then discuss all potential treatments with you, such as the ones to be found.

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WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE TREATMENT?

Each person is different but during the treatment, you can expect minimal to mild discomfort. Immediately following treatment, you may experience some redness or swelling that will diminish after a few hours. Most patients can resume their daily activities immediately following the treatment. It is best to avoid direct sun for a few days following treatment and to apply sun screen.

ADVANTAGES OF ACNE LASER TREATMENT

  • Fast and Convenient
  • Safe and Effective
  • No Medication

TOP TIPS FOR MINIMISING YOUR ACNE?

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Our range of market-leading, clinically proven products are also an ideal solution. Although there is no cure for acne, there are a number of specialised treatments available to help significantly reduce its symptoms. It is important for you to receive the correct diagnosis for your very individual acne, so that you are best equipped to treat and control it. Our medical professionals are experts in dealing with acne prone skin so you can be sure you are in the safest hands.

EXPLORE ACNE TREATMENT OPTIONS
LED THERAPY – This LED light technology targets both the upper and lower layers of the skin to help fight acne. LED broadband light to heat up the dermal layer of skin, destroying acne causing bacteria, as well as reducing inflammation.