Acne affects many people and is characterised by inflammatory lesions in the skin. Sebum production, blocked pores, inflammation and bacteria all contribute to the red bumps, marks, and pustules that bother so many people who suffer with acne. At Venus Medical, we perform a careful consultation and skin analysis to decipher what is contributing most to your acne, and create a tailored combination protocol to deliver best results and return your skin to the smooth, bright, clear complexion you desire. Treatment modalities at Venus Medical include lasers, peels, oral and topical therapy. Regular reviews are important to measure response to therapies and modify your plan as required.
Which peels are best for acne?
Anti-inflammatory chemical peels such as salicylic acid peels are appropriate for treating acne in many cases. These peels are quite light, with minimal downtime. The Obagi Radiance peel is quick, effective, and requires little downtime and is ideal for people who want to target acne breakouts and improve skin quality.
Can lasers be used for active acne?
Yes, at Venus Medical we use the VBeam laser that targets inflamed, red acne lesions and also helps reduce the the red marks that are left when acne breakouts clear. Usually four VBeam treatments are recommended for acne, with little or no downtime apart from mild redness and mild swelling.
Which topicals are used for acne?
Topicals are important as a complementary therapy for acne. The Obagi Clenziderm has proven extremely effective to treat acne and also to maintain healthy clear skin once the acne is under control. Actives in this range include benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, helping to clear blocked pores and reduce inflammation in the skin.
What dietary factors should be considered?
We will provide to you a list of foods to avoid and foods to add into your diet to help reduce inflammation in your skin and clear acne. You may think you are eating very healthily, but certain foods with a high glycaemic index can trigger inflammation in your body and in your skin, exacerbating acne breakouts. Our Skinade drink is also fantastic for maintaining healthy, clear skin and can be added as a skin supplement to any acne regimen.
What are bioidentical hormones?
Sometimes hormones can contribute to acne due to the action of testosterone on sebum production in the skin. Bioidentical hormones are hormones, such as progesterone, that are molecularly identical to the hormones found in your body. They may be prescribed in cases where it is suspected that hormones are playing a significant role in the acne. Blood tests will usually be taken before prescribing bioidentical hormones.
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