From blackheads, to comedones, acne comes in various forms. At Continental Skin Clinic, our aestheticians are fully equipped to effectively tackle whichever one it takes on your skin.
At Continental Skin Clinic, we understand that acne can negatively affect your life in different ways. It can impact your self-esteem, your self-confidence, your social life, and the way you interact with others. It’s more than just a skin condition; acne can affect the way you feel about yourself. Treating acne is often a long journey that can take its toll, but our aim is to help you regain confidence and feel happy with the way your skin looks.
For severe acne, we start with a medical skin consultation with our in-clinic doctor. The doctor usually requires a set of blood tests to be had before they prescribe any necessary medication, that will target the problem from its source.
Whether you are suffering from teenage acne or hormonal breakouts in your adult life, our experienced team of specialists can help you find the best course of treatments, to manage & treat your acne and significantly improve your skin’s appearance.
For this concern, you can use one of our standalone or combined in a personalised treatment plan procedures:
And others depending on the skin state and are of concern. Please bear in mind that finalised treatment plan can be chosen only after face-to-face assessment for the best result.
Acne, also known as “acne vulgaris”, is a common skin problem that occurs when your hair follicles which are connected to oil glands become clogged with dead skin cells, dirt, bacteria and oil, resulting in pimples. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages. The most common areas that acne where acne can develop is on the face, back, chest and shoulders because these areas of skin have the most oil (sebaceous) glands.
Certain hormones cause the oil-producing glands next to hair follicles in the skin to produce larger amounts of oil (abnormal sebum). This abnormal sebum changes the activity of a usually harmless skin bacterium called P. acnes, which becomes more aggressive and causes inflammation and pus. The hormones also thicken the inner lining of the hair follicle, causing blockage of the pores, and sometimes cleaning the skin alone isn’t enough to remove this blockage.
Early treatment of acne will prevent subsequent problems such as enlarged pores, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and post-inflammatory pigmentation.
During your consultation you will be provided with a treatment plan that will correct and prevent visible skin damage such as pigmentation, scarring, enlarged pores and redness. These will be necessary to improve the overall quality and appearance of your skin.
In-clinic treatments may include any or a combination of the following:
Regular in-clinic treatments will enhance the efficacy of medications and home care while improving the appearance of your skin. Our specialists will also recommend what products and home care practices you must adopt. Remember treating acne is a through process which require consistency and dedication.
Becoming an increasingly popular treatment amongst Hollywood celebrities in the lead up to red carpet events, a Hollywood Carbon Laser Peel .
IPL skin rejuvenation is a non-invasive skincare procedure that uses high-powered pulses of light to improve the appearance of the skin.
A chemical peel uses an acidic solution that breaks down the top layer of skin and exfoliates the skin by removing the dead skin cells.
Add radiance and rejuvenation to your skin with an LED treatment. It is a gentle alternative to chemical peels for those who have very sensitive skin.
Are there any over-the-counter products for acne?
Yes, we offer multiple products in-clinic that can help to effectively treat your acne and its symptoms.
What are the risks and side effects of treatments for acne?
As with all treatments, there is a slight chance for side effects and risks associated with treatment. Our therapists and doctors are fully qualified to give you the best treatment with minimal side effects.
Can a healthy diet and lifestyle help manage acne?
Yes, a healthy diet and lifestyle can help you manage your acne and make sure the results after in-clinic treatments are maintained.
Can stress cause acne?
Yes, because stress increases the inflammation in skin, it can also lead to acne breakouts.
How long does it take for acne to clear up?
It takes skin cells 28 days to renew itself, so you can begin to see a reduction of acne from between 4-6 weeks.