Acne is one of the most common skin conditions world-wide. It occurs when hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Acne most commonly appears on the face, chest, back and shoulders. Depending on the severity, acne may lead to scarring of the skin.
While mild acne may be treated with simple over-the-counter products at are easily available at the pharmacy. It is best to consult a physician for moderate to severe cases. Treatment options for active acne include oral and topical medication as well as chemical peels
to unclog the hair follicles.
Acne can sometimes leave scars or marks on the skin surface. Most of the time, the reddish or brownish acne marks that are left behind after a pimple will eventually fade with no need for treatment. How soon the marks fade largely depends on an individual's wound healing capability. If the marks are not fading as quickly as you'd like, chemical peels
can help speed up the skin renewal process whereas IPL face revitalisation
and laser face revitalisation
can lighten the marks.
For instances where the scaring is more severe -formation of atrophic, boxcar or ice pick shaped scars, procedures like laser face revalistation
and eMatrix™ Sublative RF face revitalisation
help stimulate collagen growth which then fills in the depression left by the acne scars.
It is best to start treatment of acne and acne scars early as this lowers the risk of lasting physical and emotional damage.