Customized skin treatments to control your acne
Having struggled with acne since the age of 12, and now in my 50s, I know first hand how frustrating and hard it can be to treat!
Who is affected by acne?
Even though there are numerous treatments and products available on the market today, acne still continues to affect all generations. Acne is considered an inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands and is typically genetic. There is no magic formula that will cure or guarantee long-term results and there is no way to predict how long it will last!
What triggers acne?
Acne is triggered by an excess production of sebum. Sebum is an oil made by our sebaceous glands in our skin. They are most numerous in the face, as well as the back and chest. The sebum along with skin cells can clog our pores and promote the growth of bacteria contributing to acne. There are different grades of acne and depending on that grade will determine the treatments best for you.
There are many medications and treatments available today, making it confusing and overwhelming to choose what is right for you. What worked for your friend may not work for you, and usually takes time and patience to see improvement!
The 3 most common solutions given when seeking help are:
- Prescribing antibiotic creams containing benzyl peroxide: Just a band-aid and is not looking at the overall picture and skincare regime.
- Prescribing antibiotics when the cream is not effective: Again just another band-aid, as this still does not look at the overall picture and skincare regime. Antibiotics can be harsh on your stomach and may wipe out your normal flora causing other problems. It only addresses bacterial infection and not sebum production.
- Prescribing Accutane or similar drugs: These drugs have many side affects and requires careful monitoring. Although these drugs may be necessary if the disease is severe and systemic, it is not a cure, only a method of control.
Please realize there is no such thing as a one time treatment cure for acne, or any skin condition. Many factors need to be considered. More than one treatment will likely be needed, as well as using the correct skin care products, and time to heal will be necessary for continued improvement.
We help you to successfully control your skin condition!
At Fresh Laser Skin Studio, we will do an in depth skin consultation, looking at all aspects of your health, including previous treatments, present skin care regime and skin condition. All this information is used to determine a treatment program that will work best for your skin type and grade of acne. It is very important that pictures are taken initially, and after treatments, to monitor your progress and enable assessment to see if and when changes are necessary.
Several treatment options/combinations are available such as:
As all treatments are customized for our clients individual skin conditions, pricing will naturally vary depending on the treatment method. If you’d like to determine an accurate price, why not book a complimentary consultation today or get in touch to find out more…