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    Ages affected

    Acne is not restricted to an age group but usually develops during puberty.

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    Pimple Formation

    Acne is caused by the blockage of pores and hair follicles by the faces glands overproducing oil or by dead skin cells.

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    Acne triggers

    Acne can flare up from external factors such as hereditary genes, hormones, stress, diet and exercise.

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    Acne types

    Acne has many forms. The most common of these are blackheads and whiteheads that are caused by blockage of the pores.

Overview of Acne

Acne can affect people of all races and ages but most commonly occurs during puberty when the sebaceous glands come to life due to stimulation from the hormones produced by the adrenal glands. Acne, medically known as Acne Vulgaris, is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit, which is made up of a hair follicle and sebaceous gland (oil gland). Acne occurs when the skin’s oil glands produce too much sebum, an oily substance that moisturises the skin. The excess accumulation of sebum along with dead skin cells creates a plug that blocks the pore. This blockage becomes infected with bacteria, resulting in swelling and the formation of a pimple or acne, as well as leave stubborn acne scars behind. 

Talk to the Cosmetic Medical Clinic about our services for acne treatment in Sydney. Either laser treatment or acne medication are both available at Cosmetic Medical Clinic. For more information, please speak to our laser specialists and medical doctor at Cosmetic Medical Clinic.

Acne Scarring


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    Acne occurance

    Acne scars are usually the result of an active acne inflammation in the dermis layer of the skin.

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    If left untreated, acne scars can form as pigmentation or dark spots which are more difficult to treat in the long term.

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    Boxcar scars

    These scars appear as small craters in the skin, usually on the cheeks or temples. These are often more difficult to treat.

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    Personal wellbeing

    Clearing acne leaves more than just a physical change. Having acne treated can really boost self-esteem and confidence.

Overview of Acne Scars

Acne scars are textural changes that may occur as a result of severe acne. If acne is left untreated, it may lead to scarring. When acne occurs, large pus-filled spaces known as the cysts form, destroy the surrounding skin tissue and hinder the healing process. Once the cyst empties the area, allowing it to heal, it leaves behind a scar on the face.

The procedure for correcting acne scarring is dependant on the basis of an individual’s skin type and the type of scar. For the removal of acne scarring, we, here at Cosmetic Medical Clinic recommend the EXEL02 Co2 Laser Fractional Skin Resurfacing procedure.

Tips for Acne Prone Skin

Wash your face twice each day. Do not wash it more often. Use a mild soap made especially for people with acne, and warm water. Do not scrub the skin.

Don’t try to burst the pimples. You may push the infection further down, causing more blocking and worsen the swelling and redness. Popping pimples makes scarring more likely.

Keep your hands clean by washing them regularly and try to refrain from touching your face with your hands.

Always wash your hands before touching your face. This includes before applying lotions, creams or makeup.

Glasses should be cleaned regularly as they collect sebum and skin residue.

You should NOT use any chemicals including moisturiser and makeup so that pores do not clog up with any particles.

Your skin needs to breathe. If your acne is on your back, shoulders or chest try wearing loose clothing. Tight garments, such as headbands, caps and scarves should be avoided – if you have to wear them make sure they are cleaned regularly.

Hair collects sebum and skin residue. Keep your hair clean and away from your face.

Avoid too much exposure to sunlight as it can cause your skin to produce more sebum.

If you shave your face, do it carefully. Use either an electric shaver or safety razors. If you use a safety razor, make sure the blade is sharp. Soften your skin/beard with warm soapy water before applying the shaving cream.

We provide acne and acne scar removal treatments in Sydney

The Cosmetic Medical Clinic offers a wide range of services for acne and acne scar removal. Either laser treatment or acne medication are both available at Cosmetic Medical Clinic. You can rest assured that we can address every stage of the issues associated with acne.

CoolView – Delivers both the 532 and 1064 nm wavelength and features a zoom spot-size capability quick, efficient spot sizes adjustments.

Genesis – Specifically designed for Cutera’s signature laser genesis procedure, the Genesis V handpiece delivers gentle micro-pulses that target microvasculature and stimulate collagen remodelling, improving the appearance of wrinkles, diffuse redness and other noticeable signs of ageing.

Fotona QX Max – The Q-Switch FRAC3 laser uses laser energy to destroy bacteria and shrink the sebaceous gland. Great for the removal of mild to moderate inflammatory ACNE

Q-Switch 1064 – The safest and most powerful Q-Switched laser system in the world and uses multiple wavelengths to treat a wide range of Epidermal, Dermal and mixed Dermal- Epidermal Pigmented Lesions.

EXELO2 CO2 Fractional Skin Resurfacing – Creates thousands of microscopic ablative thermal channels in the skin which stimulates the natural healing process.

CO2 Full Ablative – Delivers a laser through a range of narrow wavelengths that are able to target the area to rise the temperature that in turn results in full tissue ablation.

LED Healing Light Therapy – Utilises light emitting diodes to boost natural cellular recovery meaning the skin will heal faster and with less pain than if left to heal naturally.

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