Acne

WHAT IS IT? WHAT ARE CAUSES/ SYMPTOMS AND/OR SIGNS?

Acne can affect all skin types and all ages, and may be caused by a combination of genetics, hormone changes, and health and environmental factors.

Acne can form when:

  • Androgen (male) hormones stimulate excess sebum (or oil) production
  • Excess oil, dry skin and debris combine and become trapped in the pore

Acne bacteria lives naturally on healthy skin but proliferates when pores become blocked. The damage caused by this bacteria, and the associated inflammation, can make the tissues more susceptible to other bacteria (such as staphylococcus aureus).

Acne can be categorised into different grades:

  • Grade 1: Mild blackheads and papules
  • Grade 2: Moderate blackheads, pustules and papules
  • Grade 3: Moderate to severe inflammation, blackheads, pustules and papules
  • Grade 4: Severe inflammation, blackheads, pustules and papules

TREATMENT SOLUTIONS:

SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

Retinol A, exfoliators, AHAs, BHAs, light moisturisers, niacinimide

CHEMICAL PEELS

For a more in-depth acne treatment, chemical peels exfoliate and refine the skin by using active ingredients such as alpha-hydroxy acids (fruit acids), beta-hydroxy acids and enzymes to penetrate deeper into the skin surface. Beta-hydroxy acid peels, also known as salicylic acid peels, are a good option for those with acne, as they target oil and help reduce inflammation associated with acne.

SKIN NEEDLING

Skin needling is a regenerating treatment that works by stimulating the production and distribution of collagen. This is achieved by using multiple needles in various sizes to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin, triggering the body’s natural wound healing response. The result is an overall improvement in the appearance of skin, with wrinkles and lines smoothed, acne reduced, and scarring minimised.

DERMAPLAINING

Dermaplaning is a procedure that exfoliates your skin and gets rid of dirt and vellus hair, better known as “peach fuzz.”A scalpel is used to scrape off the top layer of dead skin.
The exfoliation and hair removal can leave your skin brighter and smoother. The treatment may soften fine lines and wrinkles and ease hyperpigmentation, or uneven skin tone. It’s also used to treat deep acne scars. It also helps serums to penetrate.

The Sublime Approach

Before any treatment commences an initial consultation is required. This is an hour appointment and has a non-refundable $50 booking fee that will be deducted off your treatment should you go ahead with a procedure. Antiwrinkle injections can be included in this time. Your medical history and skin concerns will be assessed. It is an opportunity for your questions to be answered. Together we discuss a suitable treatment plan. You are under no obligations to undergo treatment then and there, you may wish to have a think about it first, and book in for treatment later.

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