Acne can be a serious concern for many, dealing with it beyond their teenage years. It can also be painful in certain cases, with scarring being yet another setback. The right acne treatment in Melbourne can help treat the condition from the root.
Acne is the result of blocked hair follicles due to dead cells or excessive oil production. While oil is naturally produced by these follicles to protect the skin and keep it healthy, too much of it can cause blockage which further leads to bacteria being trapped. As a result, the hair follicle is infected. A collection of these infected hair follicles is termed as acne and needs to be properly treated.
Treating acne is much harder than treating a mere pimple, and can leave behind some scarring as a result.
Acne commonly occurs in areas where the production of oil by the hair follicles is high. The areas most affected by acne, therefore, include:
Acne is different from the blackheads or whiteheads usually seen. The whitehead is essentially a hair follicle that has been infected or is inflamed and has a covering or membrane that keeps it from air exposure. Blackheads, on the other hand, are inflamed hair follicles that have already been exposed, leading to oxidisation.
Acne is more to do with your oil production and hormones and is often more excruciating than other forms of pimples.
At Cosmetic Skin Doctors clinic, we are equipped to help with acne treatment in Melbourne using a combination of methods, from lasers to medication. These methods not only help with the inflammation but also help treat the scarring left by acne.
The medication recommended for acne is often hormonal. In some cases that are more severe, your doctor may prescribe medication not available over the counter.
2. Dermatologist-recommended creams
Often, the creams or the washing agent you generally use can aggravate acne. We recommend and provide creams and washing agents that work to treat your acne in whatever capacity it can. Combined with the other treatment methods, this can prove very effective in the long run.
3. Lasers and radiofrequency
Acne treatment at our clinic in Melbourne includes laser therapy as well as the use of radiofrequency. The treatment helps deal with acne at the cell level, killing the bacteria causing the acne and improving the skin texture.
4. Acne Scarring
Aggravated acne can lead to scarring, with the scarring going deep. This is also commonly seen if the acne removal process is the wrong one. Often, trying to deal with acne at home through multiple methods causes the condition to worsen, also resulting in scarring. Further, acne needs to be treated from the root and cannot merely be treated skin deep.
If you’re dealing with acne scarring, we can help treat it through a number of effective procedures, depending on your condition. Through a consultation, we first need to determine how deep the scarring is, what the type of scarring is, and other details related to the scarring. From stimulating the production of collagen to light-based treatment, there are a number of methods we use for acne scar treatment in Melbourne, each designed for an effective outcome.
5. Acne Scar Treatment Methods
Acne scar treatment procedures are vast and can either be used singularly or as a combination or one or more methods, depending on the extent of scarring. Some of these methods for treatment include:
To find out the best treatment option in your case, we conduct an in-depth consultation to find out the type of scarring you have. Since certain scars have shown a better response to certain procedures over the years that we have treated acne scarring, we help determine the best methods to treat your scarring for the best possible results.
At CSD clinics, we have dermatologists who specialize in treating acne and acne scarring by understanding your skin better and providing treatment that leaves your skin smooth and acne-free.
A consultation with our dermatologists can help identify the best treatment options in your case.
*Results may vary from patient to patient.