Top 5 Acne Treatments Recommended By A Doctor
For the better part of those teenage years, most of us are hanging onto the hope that acne will end once high school does. But what happens when it doesn’t? What happens when “adult acne” becomes a thing? Haven’t we done our hard yards? What acne treatments actually work?
Alas, acne can happen to anyone for a range reasons. Everything from diet to hormones to skincare can impact the way our skin looks, feels and functions. There’s really no “one size fits all” answer unfortunately, but we do have solutions for just about everything.
Technology and skin doctors are on our side!
Advanced Cosmetic Medicine Director, Dr. Rahma Targett & her team are passionate and highly experienced in dermatology. For years they have been treating patients of all ages for acne, cystist acne, milia, terribly timed breakouts and everything in between. Sometimes the case is easily treated with a couple of cosmetic treatments; sometimes it’s a combination of treatments, a tight skincare regime and perhaps medication. Whatever the case, Dr. Targett & the ACM team are there with you every step of the way, personalising your treatment plan, assessing all the internal and external factors to ensure the best results for YOU.
Top 5 Acne Solutions to Treat & Prevent Breakouts:
If you want the top echelon of acne treatments, this is it. A patented gel is first applied to the skin before you’re put under a unique lamp that delivers fluorescent light energy to stimulate your skin’s own repair mechanisms. Dr. Targett has likened the power of Kleresca to one of the strongest, most popular acne medications on the market, without a lot of the nasty side effects. Not only can this treatment kill bacteria, it reduces inflammation and redness whilst stimulating collagen production which in turns reduces the severity of acne scarring.
Doctor prescribed medicine
One of the biggest benefits about Advanced Cosmetic Medicine is that it is a doctor-led clinic. This means Dr. Targett is available to not only perform cosmetic treatments for the skin; she can also prescribe medication to combat acne from a deeper, biological level.
Medication can include a low to high strength daily oral tablets and/or medicated topical creams. Each patient’s needs are different which is why it’s important to consult with a doctor before starting any treatment.
Microdermabrasion + the right skincare regime
Majority of people will be familiar with microdermabrasions – that really intensive exfoliation. A gentle abrasive technique is used to buff away the outermost layer of the skin (basically your dead skin cells), leaving behind brighter, tighter, clearer skin even after just one session.
Combine this with a regular at-home skincare treatment recommended by Advanced Cosmetic Medicine’s team and you’ll be amazed.
Ps. It’s not recommended to have a microderm treatment done when active acne is present. This treatment is best used once a month to maintain healthy skin along with good cosmeceuticals such as Medik8.
Acne scars BE GONE! Say goodbye to uneven skin tone, pigmentation and acne scarring at last. Dermapen 4 is the only micro-needling device with a dedicated scar setting and protocols for revision of deep, atrophic scars; including surgical, burn contracture, striae and post-acne scars. In addition, this treatment can reduce the appearance of pigmentation. Now, unlike some Laser treatments that target, Dermapen removes the risk of heat injury and hyperpigmentation risks, whilst promoting optimised cell function. This makes it a suitable procedure for any patient affected by melasma and with a predisposition to hyperpigmentation.
LED Light Therapy
The icing on the cake is LED Light Therapy. It’s a gentle, non-invasive treatment that is usually performed in approximately 15 minutes. It can be used as a standalone treatment or added on top of virtually any other service offered at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine. There are different colour lights that work to combat different concerns. For the treatment of acne, it’s the blue light you’ll want to ask for. The blue light helps to kill bacteria lurking under the skin, which prevent breakouts whilst reducing inflammation and redness.
Book in for a personalised skin consult at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine to find out what acne treatments may be right for you by calling 0403 690 031.