Acne is a common skin condition that affects teenagers and young adults of both sexes equally. We are also noticing adults from their mid-twenties though to the fifties are becoming troubled by the blocked pores and pitted scarring that is characteristic of acne.
Acne Before and After
What causes acne?
Acne is caused by multiple factors:
Acne typically flares up at puberty for the majority of sufferers, with changes caused by a hormone called Androgen leading to sebaceous gland enlargement and over-stimulation, resulting in skin eruption.
Androgens also cause the sebaceous glands to produce extra sebum or oil which causes blockage of the glands, leading to acne flare-ups.
Whilst a small number of the bacteria P. Acnes is normally found on the skin surface and does no harm, if a large number develop in the trapped sebum as occurs in acne, they cause a reaction leading to redness with the spots becoming larger and filled with pus.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What Acne treatments do you recommend?
An effective treatment regimen may include one or more of the following clinically proven treatments; A special skin peel that incorporates glycolic, salicylic and lactic acid that helps to reduce sebum production and inflammation whilst calming the skin.
Diamond Microdermabrasion, which gently exfoliates the skin, unclogging pores, removing debris and is also effective in combating acne scarring.
Dermalux LED Blue light therapy that uses narrow-band blue light 415nm with powerful anti-bacterial properties to eradicate the P.acnes bacteria in a natural and pain-free manner whilst preventing future breakouts. In addition, Dermalux LED Red 633nm has a visible rejuvenating and calming effect on the skin, reducing redness and inflammation.
Genuine Dermaroller (also known as micro-needling) is particularly beneficial for treating acne scaring. This works by causing mild trauma to the skin which triggers a natural healing response that allows it to repair itself and reduce the appearance of acne scarring.
- How is Acne treatment carried out?
Skin peels are applied to the skin following a period of skin preparation.
Dermalux LED light therapy involves removing skin-care products and make-up to allow the light to penetrate the skin. The light-source is placed in close proximity to the index area and treatments typically last 30 minutes.
Diamond Microdermabrasion exfoliates dead cells from the skin surface, cleaning the pores, stimulation local blood flow and increasing collagen production. This treatment renders a firm, fresh and younger looking complexion.
Genuine Dermaroller involves numbing the skin with topical anaesthetic and then using the dermaroller to create thousands of punctures within the skin. This will induce the skin regeneration process.
- Is it painful?
The skin may initially tingle with a peel but the redness and soreness should soon settle Dermalux LED is a pain-free and relaxing treatment that promotes a genuine feeling of wellbeing.
Diamond Microdermabrasion is hypoallergenic and therefore does not cause any irritation or discomfort to the skin.
Dermaroller may cause mild discomfort to the skin although this is kept to a minimum with the application of topical anaesthetic.
- How many treatments will I require?
We usually recommend a course of 6 Skin Peels every 2 weeks for optimum results. However, depending on your skin type, you may require only 4 treatments whereas some patients may require 8 peels.
Dermalux LED treatment regimens vary depending on skin type and condition being treated but we generally recommend weekly treatments for a minimum duration of 6 weeks for optimum results.
Treatment with Microdermabrasion should yield immediate benefit, with a softer, brighter complexion. We recommend a course of 6 treatments every 2 weeks for optimum results.
A minimum course of 3 treatments with 4-6 week intervals is recommended with the Dermaroller. Results will be visible approximately 4 weeks after the first treatment.
- Why choose Skyn Doctor?
- Our philosophy at Skyn Doctor is unique. We view ourselves as your long-term partners in improving your skin health and will be by your side to ensure you achieve the desired results. We believe each patient is unique and thus requires a treatment plan that is tailored to their individual needs.