Adult acne is one of the most common complaints we see. Many still see acne as an embarrassing ailment when in fact it is very common for people to be experiencing acne well past the teenage years and nothing to be ashamed of.
At Laserpod we understand the massive impact acne can have on your life, many of our clients have experience lack of confidence, self esteem issues and work and personal relationship stresses. We know how distressing acne can be and we are here to help.
At Laserpod we have a number of treatments we can recommend to clients experiencing active acne and clients who are worried about acne scars. These treatment will be recommended after your free skin assessment. It is important to realise that there is no overnight cure but we will work tirelessly to see how your skin responds best to give you a clear and glowing complexion.
What Causes Acne?
Acne, can be caused by a number of factors, hormones, genetics, stress and occasionally diet. .Acne forms when your pores become blocked which can lead to bacteria causing spots and inflammation.
It’s a myth that acne is caused by not washing your skin regularly, actually over washing can make matters worse causing skin irritation. Stress may also contribute to acne.
Adult acne is sadly increasing in both men and women. Approximately 25% of men and 50% of women will be affected by adult acne. Women can often experience hormonal acne which will be worse around your time of the month. At Laserpod we will work hard to find out the triggers for acne and manage active acne so that you can regain your confidence.
What Is The Best Way To Treat Acne?
There is no one size fits all solution with acne so we will need to do a skin assessment to recommend the best course of treatment for you
How can you treat Acne scars?
Scarring by acne can be a distressing reminder of past problems but don’t despair – we have numberof treatments o improve acne scarring depending on the individual case. We will need to get the acne under control first before tackling the scarring to get the best results.
Acne is very common and symptoms are treatable. Treatments may take several months to clear spots and inflammation but the earlier you start the less scarring you will have. Acne is the most common cause of spots and can sometime stay or even start well into adulthood.
Treatment – Dermaceutics are a range of skin peels, including glycolic & salicylic acid to reduce oil production, exfoliate the skin, unclog pores and kill bacteria.
Does it Hurt? – The treatments are completely safe and painless with little or no downtime. After treatment your skin will become less congested with a smoother more even tone
Treatments may take several months to clear spots and inflammation but the earlier you start the less scarring you will have. We will work with you to find the best solution for your skin troubles.
If you have active acne we might recommend on of the following treatments:
Skin Peels –Skin peels contain glycolic & salicylic acid to reduce oil production, exfoliate the skin, unclog pores and kill bacteria. They are completely safe and painless with little or no downtime – just minimal redness.
Derma Pen – we have seen great results actively improving acne by minuscule damage to the skin and speeding up the production of collagen and oxygen. The bacteria that causes acne is killed and new skin cells are stimulated.
Microdermabrasion – Microdermabrasion can give great results in terms of smoother skin, reduced pore size, black heads and dark spots. Microdermabrasion is not recommended for inflamed acne lesions, pimples, pustules, nodules, or cysts. Those who have sensitive skin need to have care as well as this is a relatively aggressive treatment.
Derma Roller – Derma Roller is an effective treatment for acne scarring.