Before we can carry out an Acne Prescriptive Treatment we need to find out what type of Acne it is and what is causing it.
There are four factors generally involved in the development of Acne:
- Increased oil production
- Increased skin cell turnover
- Increase in the p. acnes bacteria
It is often useful to categorise acne so that we can choose the best treatment plan for you. Check out our blog on Acne here
Mild acne – this is when the acne has no inflammatory spots. Scarring is unlikely. There will usually be blackheads and/or whiteheads.
Moderate acne – this is seen as a mixture of blackheads, whiteheads and inflammatory spots.
Severe acne – this is characterised by an increased number of spots, with evidence of scarring and inflammation. Nodules, which are hard, raised spots that extend deep into the skin, will be present. Breakouts are cystic. It is important that medical advice is sought, therefore you will be recommended to see one of our dermatologists.
The Myths Around Acne
- Acne is not caused by eating too much chocolate or sweets – check out our blog on acne and diet!
- Poor hygiene does not cause acne
- You cannot catch acne from another person
How We Treat Acne
After a through consultation to determine what grade of acne we are treating. We use a combination of modalities to create the perfect skin treatment, for the ultimate treatment of acne. If you suffer from oily skin or frequent breakouts, our Acne Prescriptive Treatment will get you on the road to healthy, clear skin!
Our Acne Prescriptive Treatment is now revolutionising the treatment of acne. The Acne Prescriptive Treatment destroys the most common bacteria that cause acne — without drugs, without pain and without downtime. It improves the texture and smoothness of your skin using highly effective active ingredients, tailored to your specific requirements on a level that suits you, from mild to more advanced.
Skin Philosophy Acne Prescriptive Treatment
Minimises oil production, large pores and inflammation. Cleansing gently with steam removes impurities, followed by a micro-scrub to prepare the skin to easily address the extraction process by removing remaining debris from the skin’s surface.
A combination of AHA’s and salicylic acid are used to minimize excess oil production and tighten pores. Calm, clear and healthier oil-free skin is revealed. With Laser light drying up any blemishes there at that time.
LED light The treatment finishes with antioxidants, DNA repairing enzymes and powerful sun protection using natural melanin to minimize acne scarring. Skin is visibly clean, clear and calm.
Treatment vs Homecare
Treatments are the most effective way to manage acne; products are there to accompany and help support the treatment. From our experience, treatments and products, combined, provide the best outcome four our acne clients.
Total Estimated Treatment Time: 60 minutes