TREATMENTS FOR ACNE
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) has an antibacterial effect as well as a calming effect on sebaceous glands.
Acne is a chronic inflammation of the sebaceous glands. Acne is caused by an excessive amount of oil production, blockage of the openings to the sebum producing glands (resulting in blackheads) and a P. acnes bacteria which causes inflammation in the blocked glands. These three factors produce the red and yellow spots. While it is estimated that more than 80 percent of the world's population is affected by acne at some point during their life, there is still no cure. It can cause considerable emotional stress, affecting self esteem and social lives, and occasionally lead to life long scarring of the skin.
Benefits of the treatment:
● Long-term clearance
● non-invasive quick treatment
● NO injections or surgery involved
● Reduction of overall redness
● Improvement of the skin texture
● Closure of large pores
● Affordable monthly treatments
● Minimal discomfort during the treatment
BEFORE and AFTER
Rising hormone levels is one of the important factors which cause acne. These hormones, called androgens, increase in both boys and girls during puberty and cause sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum (oil). Another factor is heredity and genetics.
Factors that can make Acne worse in women are changes in hormone levels. This may cause acne to flare in thier teens and when they are older. Usually it happens 2-7 days before their period. Hormones also change at pregnancy, when you start or finish taking birth control pills. Stress or emotional tension may aggravate the disorder. In addition, certain drugs, including androgens, lithium and barbiturates are known to cause acne. Greasy cosmetic products may alter cells therefore aggravate this skin condition but they do not cause Acne. Also, environment irritants, squeezing or picking at blemishes, and hard scrubbing of the skin can make acne worse.
Early Acne scars prevention Acne affects up to 80% of people in their teens and twenties, and up to 50% of older adults. While many people recover from Acne without any permanent effects, some people are left with disfiguring acne scars. There are some topical treatments available but most deep acne scars are treated with combination of surgical procedures and skin resurfacing.
After the acne lesion has healed, it leaves a red mark on the skin which is not a scar and normally would heal without skin change. The problem with Acne is that so many spots can be presented that the body cannot cope with healing them. The best way to prevent acne scarring is to prevent acne lesions from occurring.
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Your GP will usually prescribe antibiotics or Roaccutane which may have a varying degrees of success to combat your acne. Antibiotics have to be taken over a few months and while treating your skin may seriously damage normal bacteria in your stomach and intestine. Roaccutane has some unwanted side-effects too. It may damage your liver and causes mood swings.
At our clinic we offer range of natural non-invasive treatments. Ultrasonic Deep Skin Cleansing and IPL (intense pulsed light). Usually IPL treatments are combined with gentle natural Glycolic Peel and use of NeoStrata professional skin care products for maximum result.
IPL is the desired option for most due to good outcomes, low risk and minimal or no downtime.
The method of IPL treatment has been developed to provide longer-term benefits safely and effectively. IPL is a non-invasive alternative Acne treatment. During and following the IPL treatment the bacteria will be destroyed and the inflammation of the sebaceous gland is reduced and its activity limited. This can result in long term remission from acne. If Acne is in a long remission phase or is not active; IPL photo-rejuvenation will be advisable as a collagen remodeling treatment. This treatment will improve overall texture of the skin by stimulating growth of new collagen and elastin, therefore diminishing the scars appearance. It tightens the skin diminishing large pores/scars and giving the skin glowing appearance and gentle and natural uplift.
The number of treatments necessary varies from person to person. A specific number of treatments during active acne cannot be guaranteed as acne is a complicated condition with physiological and psychological components. However, most people achieve a significant reduction in the severity and frequency of outbreaks in 6 sessions.
Glycolic Peel can be done on its own as a course of 6 treatments with monthly maintenance thereafter and use of NeoStrata products. All these treatments are affordable and effective.
You will not be hustled or pushed into buying anything at your first consultation. It is designed and designated to provide necessary knowledge and understanding of the treatment and the technology used to assist you in making your own decision. Children from 16 years of age can have these treatment at Laserina Clinic if it is recommended by their GP.