Reduce the appearance of acne
Acne is one of the most common and most troubling skin conditions, but unfortunately it is also one of the most stubborn, causing those affected both physical and emotional suffering.
Contrary to popular belief, acne is not caused by dirt, nor does stress and diet have much of an impact. Acne starts when hair follicles and pores become blocked with the natural oil produced by the skin (sebum) and dead skin cells. Within a blocked pore, bacteria (P.acnes) multiplies and causes inflammation. Blackheads and whiteheads form, and in cases of inflammatory acne pustules (spots), nodules, and even cysts.
Most people have a mild form of acne that usually clears up after their teenage years, but sometimes more severe complications e.g. acne scarring and hyperpigmentation can develop if you have moderate or severe acne. At The Aesthetic MediSpa we offer skin care and treatments to minimise outbreaks and improve acne scarring allowing you to feel better about your skin.
IPL releases yellow, green and red light in a series of short pulses. The yellow/green light destroys the bacteria (P.acnes) that live in the skin and cause acne (this is how natural sunlight helps to improve acne), while the red light directly targets the overactive sebaceous glands.
This maximum strength !0% Benzoyl Peroxide acne-fighting formula helps control surface oils by decreasing sebum production and mitigating p. acnes proliferation to prevent future breakouts. Antibacterial tea tree oil neutralizes bacteria, calms redness and minimizes skin reactions.
Scars from acne can seem like double punishment, first you had to deal with the spots, now you have marks as a reminder.
Acne scars are usually caused by inflammation at a cellular level that causes darkened or lightened pigmented areas, disruption of collagen fibres and an overproduction of scar tissue. If this inflammation alters the collagen structure, a pock mark or other unsightly scar may develop.
At The Aesthetic MediSpa we offer the latest approaches to treat the scarring left by acne:
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
An FDA approved fractional laser which provides textural and skin improvement for patients with acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, as well as scarring on other parts of the body. “Fractional Laser Resurfacing” creates thousands of tiny micro-perforations in the skin similar to the size of pores. The skin around each of the perforations remain intact and rapidly heals from within and from around the edges of these tiny holes to create “new skin”. The treatment is a safe and effective with minimal downtime.
An advanced micro-medical skin-needling procedure that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely. It significantly improves the appearance of acne scars, aged and sun damaged skin, facial and décolleté lines and wrinkles and stretch marks, creating smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin.