Do you look in the mirror and squirm at the sight of those acnes on your face? Are you frustrated of using creams and pills to treat your acne scars which have no effect on them?
Acne is a medical condition and you can get Medicare assistance to treat this condition.
What is Acne?
Acne Vulgaris, commonly known as Acne, is a regular skin problem which occurs in the form of reddish scaly skin, blackheads, whiteheads, pinheads and pimples and can develop on the face, chest and back.
Why do we get Acne?
It is commonly believed that acne is caused by eating junk food, chocolate or due to blocked pores. However that is not the case. Acne is causeddue to many other reasons. Acne can occur due to puberty or in individual going through extensive physical changes. Stress can worsen acne further.
Acne can also lead to scarring which can cause one to feel self-conscious about their looksand less confident.
Because acne is caused due to multiple factors it can be challenging to treat it by focussing on only one aspect.
Acne has to be treated by regulating all possible factors that cause it. A fairly simple regime is recommended for acne treatment,which helps the sebaceous glands from curbing the quantity of sebum produced, destroying the bacteria and keeps the ducts clean.
Regime to follow for Acne Scar Treatment
The home regime for acne treatment involves a variety of medically proven creams and lotions with an easy to use routine.
Monthly professional program
Our highly qualified team of doctors will offer you options of monthly packages for your acne scar treatmentthat are economical and include our specialised and professional services:
2- BHA peels.
3- Vitamin A peels.
4- Mechanical black heads extraction.
5- IPL treatment.
6- Scar treatment.
Treating acne medically:
- Skin care products
Skin care products have to be used cautiously as they can easily block pores and even react when used with make-up. Our expertteam will recommend products that will best suit your skin to bring out successful results.
- Medical Treatment for Acne Removal
A variety of over-the-counter products are available for acne treatment including topical benzoyl peroxide (BP), retinoids, antibiotics, oral antibiotics, hormonal therapy and isotretinoin. Other factors to consider are psychological impact of acne, ensuring treatment routine is followed consistently, diet intake and examination by an endocrinologist if required.
Monotherapy options for acne treatmentcan include Benzoyl peroxide which is harmless and efficient in usage and can also be used in topical combination products inregimens treating mild to severe acnes condition.
Benzoyl peroxide is another effective acne treatment as it reduces the growth of antibiotic-resistant Propionibacterium acnes when applied with topical or systemic antibiotics.
Topical retinoids can be used as monotherapy for treatment of severe acne conditions in children or adolescents and also in combination products and regimes.
It is not advised to not use topical antibiotics as monotherapy for acne scar treatment, as their effect is very slow in creating resistance. If topical antibiotics are required to be used for over 2 weeks, topical benzoyl peroxide should be combined with it.
Doxycycline and minocycline can also be used for acne treatment. They need fewer doses and can be taken with food. If you are using Doxycycline ample sunscreen should be applied and protective clothing should be worn during the entire term of the treatment as it tends to sensitize the skin against UV rays.
Acne scar treatment in cases where scarring is very harsh or where adolescents have refractory acne it is advised to use Isotretinoin.It is recommended that it should be taken with counselling to ensure there are no side effects.
For all types of severe acnesscar removala regimen involving fixed portionmixtures oftopical medication can be effective.
Light Therapy For Acne Scars treatment
IPL treatment can help to destroy bacteria particularly when it is used along with topical medication. IPL also diminishes the redness and swelling.
Laser treatment for acne scar removal
Chelsea cosmetics offers 4 types of laser for acne scar treatments
Acne Scar Treatment using Urbium Laser 2940
Acne scars can be treated with fractional ablative laser. The procedure clears away tiny sections of skin from the surfaceand levels out rough skin patches while also activating collagen generation. This flattens the acne scars.
Acne Scar Treatment using Laser 1540
This procedure of Acne scar treatmentincludes heating the lower layers of the skin and eliminates tiny sections of the skin. Collagen is activated in the lower layers of the skin as a result of the heating which eventually fills up the depressed scars and evens out the skin, making it look supple and smooth.
Chelsea Cosmetics uses the most current technology in IPL and offers the best treatmentsfor acne and scar removal and prevention. The laser spectrum in our IPL is so effective that along with destroying skin bacteria that cause acne it impedes future breakouts. This leads to healthy and fresh looking skin without having to apply other medication or topical creams.
Fotona Ablative and collagen stimulating laser:
Fotona lasers work on acne scars by flattening the scar edges using ablative laser which removes layers of the skin to even the scared skin, Fotona’s Er:YAG laser wavelength is ideal for gentle ablative scar revision. The Er:YAG laser safely and effectively provides the minimal penetration depth required for light resurfacing of acne-scarred skin, helping to improve skin texture and tone. Unlike chemical peels and dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing allows the penetration depth to be precisely controlled. The laser gently vaporizes micron-thin layers of the acne-scarred surface to reveal healthy, undamaged skin below. Laser resurfacing is a fast, safe and simple procedure.
The Nd:YAG laser is non ablative laser perfectly complements the Er:YAG laser’s ablative action with the ability to penetrate deeply into the skin to create thermal effects without damaging the skin surface. Compared to conventional Nd:YAG technologies, Fotona’s proprietary VSP pulses create virtually instantaneous temperature increases that are limited to the targeted structures only. No unnecessary energy is deposited into the skin.
Risks related to Laser Treatment
Because this method is non-invasive there are minimal risks involved in this treatment which means there is no or minimal recovery time needed.The procedure uses our Advanced Contact Cooling Technology due to which patients feel minimal or no pain and also protects the skin.
We would love to assist you with your concerns or questions about our acne scar treatments. Please feel free to drop by our clinic at your convenience. Chelsea Cosmetic’s greatest strength is listening to our clients. It helps us get a fair idea of your concerns and to come to a decision on the ideal treatment that will bring out satisfying results for you.
The great news is that the consultation fee can be redeemed for any cosmetic procedure of your choice.
You can call us on (03) 88223472.
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