Acne Scaring Treatments
What is Acne
Acne is a common skin condition that affects the skin's sebaceous glands. These glands connect to a hair follicle which opens onto the skin at the pore. The purpose of these glands is to produce an oil called sebum that flows out along the follicle to keep it clean. Failure of this system with blockage leads to accumulation of sebum often with low grade infection causing the appearance of red inflamed pustules.
Often as the acne resolves the individual acne lesion leaves behind scar tissue resulting in the pitted and pockmarked skin typical of acne scarring.
Acne Scar Treatment
We are able to treat the residual scarring left behind from active Acne with our Picosure Laser with it Focus Lens fractionated delivery system. Unlike the Asclepion this laser is not designed to transfer heat to the hair follicles themselves. Instead it stimulates new elastin and collagen fibre to form. These new fibres remodel and smooth the scar tissue and result in smoother skin with reduced pock marks.
Active Acne Treatment
Effective treatment of Acne during its active phase often involves a combination of therapies. Proper skin hygiene is important and we can assist with our range of cleansers and masks. Often Doxycycline, Roaccutane or other medications will be prescribed by your GP or Dermatologist. More recently light based therapies have been found to be affective as an adjunctive therapy.
Laser treatment of Active Acne
At Bare Again we use our Asclepion laser to treat active Acne. The laser light from this laser is preferentially absorbed by the pigment of the hair associated with the follicle allowing heat to be selectively applied to the follicle and its associated gland. This heat assists with the clearance of the accumulated Sebum with in each individual acne lesion.
In many cases it is an excellent therapy when used in conjunction with appropriate skin care. It cannot however be used in conjunction with Roaccutane or Doxycycline and these must be stopped before commencing laser based acne treatments. We would be more than happy to liaise with your treating Doctor to come up with a comprehensive treatment plan.
Please contact us for a free consultation to see if these therapies may be suitable for you. Alternatively click "Get a Quote" above for an obligation free online quote.