Acne and Acne Scars
Acne can affect people of all races and ages, but this most commonly occurs during puberty when the sebaceous glands come to life due to stimulation from the hormones produced by the adrenal glands. If acne is left untreated, it may lead to textural changes and scarring. At CMC, we provide acne treatments that take into account your skin type and condition.
Acne and Acne Scars
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. If acne is left untreated, it may lead to textural changes and scarring.
The key to treating acne is to find the appropriate treatment for your unique skin type and condition. Not everyone responds to the same type of acne treatment, which is what makes acne difficult to address. We offer a wide range of laser treatments to treat different types of acnes.
The CoolView laser works by removing excessive oil, reducing sebum production, and dead skin cells from clogged pores. It is also utilised to treat blackheads, whiteheads, and some pimples. There is no downtime following this treatment.
Acne also causes pigmentation on the skin and these areas of the skin contain especially high concentrations of melanin. The Fotona QX Max is 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.
The Genesis minimises acne breakouts, scarring, and acne-caused pigmentation. Aside from treating acne, this procedure also helps improve skin texture resulting in minimised pores, reduced redness and a youthful glow.
Co2 Fractional Skin Resurfacing
The Co2 Fractional Skin Resurfacing procedure is used for visible skin correction. This procedure is Italian engineered, making it a safer, dependable and more efficient laser in acne scar treatment. It is able to tighten skin, improve acne scars, blemishes, large pores and blend uneven skin tones.
Co2 Full Ablative
The Co2 Full Ablation Mode assists in acne treatment by removing superficial benign skin changes across the surface including cysts of acne. This Italian engineered technology makes it safer, dependable and very efficient.
The Healing Light is a non-invasive procedure that uses light diodes to assist with the body’s healing process. It comes with a series of benefits which include reducing the skin’s redness, boosting the body’s cellular recovery, and assisting with skin rejuvenation. This therapeutic procedure allows patients to relax after receiving an acne treatment without any discomfort whilst providing no downtime at all.
What is acne?
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, and may leave stubborn acne scars behind.
Common types of acne
Blackheads: Blackheads generally form when pores are clogged due to debris and oil build-up. The dark colouration of blackheads comes from the oxidation of sebum at the surface.
Whiteheads: This type of acne occurs when the clogged follicles cause the sebum to build up inside the pore, with the white colouration being the sebum, dead cells, and bacteria directly under the skin.
Cystic Acne: Cystic acne is one of the most severe types of acne that are inflamed and filled with pus. It can be caused by hormonal imbalance, improper diet and improper skin care routine.
The key to treating acne is to find the appropriate treatment for your unique skin type and condition. Not everyone responds to the same type of treatment, which is what makes acne difficult to address. For more information on acne treatments and acne medication available, please speak to our laser specialists and medical doctor at Cosmetic Medical Clinic.
What causes acne scars?
Acne scars are permanent textural changes and indentations that may occur as a result of severe acne. If acne is left untreated, it will lead to scarring and can form as pigmentation or dark spots which are more difficult to treat in the long term. 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 term “scarring” is not used for the temporary red and brown marks left early after acne has occurred, as these marks will almost always improve without treatment.
Types of acne scar
Ice pick: Deep, but small pits
Boxcar: Sharp angles and edges; can be shallow or deep, these scars appear as small craters in the skin, usually on the cheeks or temples. These are often more difficult to treat.
Rolling: Tend to be wide and shallow (a wavy look) caused by damage under the surface
What’s the cost of the procedure?
Pricing for acne and acne scar treatments will vary greatly depending on your skin type and condition, the severity of the concern, and the span of the areas to be treated. These factors will determine the type of procedure that will be recommended for you, as well as the number of sessions you will need for your treatment plan.
Our specialist will be able to advise you with a quotation for how much the total procedure will cost when you attend a consultation at CMC.
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Book online or contact us at (02) 9211 6916 to secure an appointment. During the consultation, you will receive a skin examination by one of our skin specialists, discuss the appropriate treatment options, and also be given a treatment quotation.
After the consultation, your treatment plan will be determined, along with the schedule and number of sessions necessary to achieve your desired results.
Depending on the treatment, some aftercare steps are imperative to follow to assist with the body’s healing process. Our specialists will explain these fully and guide you through your treatment journey.
The number of required appointments will vary based on your individual needs. Some are only one-off treatments, while others will need several sessions. The next appointment, if any, will be advised by our skin specialists.