At our acne clinic, we provide therapies to settle your acne quickly. We believe it is best to use physical methods if at all possible. Antibiotics cause resistance, upset your gut bacteria and oral vitamin A should not be the first port of call. If you have severe cystic acne, this may be an option, but for 90% of people, anti-acne diet, skin care and combinations of physical treatments are effective to get rid of pimples.
Avoid using oral antibiotics for acne when possible. ( Australasian College of Dermatologists recommendation) See below link to The Teenage Anti-Acne Diet. A diet which was researched and shown to reduce acne by up to 50%.
Kleresca Acne Treatment?
Kleresca is considered a natural treatment; it involves the use of a gel applied to your skin that is activated by blue light. Until recently only mild acne could be handled without prescription medication. Kleresca has changed this. The system is called BioPhotonics as the gel is converted when exposed to blue light to an active acne therapy.
Kleresca involves a course of 12 treatments, performed twice per week over 6 weeks. It is the quickest way to settle acne and treats moderate to severe acne (cystic) without oral retinoids. Cost for Kleresca is $200 per treatment or $1980 for package of 12.
Kleresca acne treatment can be used on face or body (chest, neck, shoulders, back etc.)
Your skin is in good hands at SkinRevision; our aim is to provide non-medical treatment alternatives for acne with physical therapies, diet and advice to treat not only acne but prevents acne scarring. We provide a referral if required for resistant acne.
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Other Therapies For Acne Treatment
LED light therapy – is very effective for killing the bacteria responsible for causing pimples. First introduced by Omnilux, blue light therapy reduces the acne bacteria in the skin and reduces inflammation and breakouts. Red and blue acne light phototherapy is a non–laser light delivered by light emitting diodes. The blue light wavelength 415nm activate the acne-causing bacteria P.acnes to release chemicals known as Porphyrins. The porphyrins, in turn, kill the bacteria. The red light stimulates collagen production, reduces inflammation and speeds healing, reducing the risk of scars.
Combinations of treatments can include prescription vitamin A, peels, microdermabrasion and skin care is effective to get rid of pimples. It is beneficial for all skin types. The recommended course is ten treatments performed weekly.
Microdermabrasion For Acne: Microdermabrasion combined with peels and LED light therapy is beneficial to clear blocked pores and allow healing. These can be combined with extractions.
Peels for Acne:Exfoliation with facial peels helps settle pimples by unblocking pores, removing dead compacted skin cells. Peels are often combined with microdermabrasion and LED light therapy. Only $85 for skin analysis and peel.
Acne Extraction Facials: Correctly performed extractions physically unblock your pores to allow pimples to settle. Extractions combined with a peel and LED light therapy to provide a non-medical treatment which will get rid of pimples, blackheads, whiteheads. Suitable for all grades of acne. Only $85 for skin analysis and extraction facial.
Skin Care – Acne cream: There is a range of skincare that is used to treat acne; you do not need to pay a fortune, you just need to make sure the ingredients have a science base. We recommend DermaEnergy as an Australian, science-based affordable skin care.
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Acne Treatment According to Type
Acne treatment begins with an assessment of the type of acne, the severity, where on the body it is present. In teenagers especially acne can cause emotional distress and this makes it critical to start acne treatment early.
Mild acne: Can include non-inflammatory or inflammatory lesions. Mostly blackheads and whiteheads (comedones) with fewer than 10 papules and no scarring. This can be treated with skin care, extractions, peels or microdermabrasion and light therapy.
Moderate Acne:Predominantly papules (papules >10), can have any number of comedones, but less than 3 nodules. There may or may not be acne scarring. We recommend Kleresca for moderate acne, as long as you do not have contraindications to using this.
Severe acne:Predominantly nodules or cysts > 3. There can be any number of comedones and papules, scarring present. We recommend Kleresca as long as you do not have a contraindication to its use.
Cystic Acne:Also known as severe acne, this type consists mainly of deep nodules, leads to severe scarring if untreated as well as significant emotional toll. Except for severe cases of cystic acne Kleresca provides a treatment to rapidly settle cystic nodular acne.
Non-inflammatory Acne:This simply refers to blackheads and whiteheads. These cannot be treated with Kleresca, but respond well to peels and extractions.
Inflammatory Acne: Pimples, papules, pustules and cysts, for moderate to severe inflammatory acne Kleresca is indicated, for mild acne peels, skin care, diet and LED therapy.
Hormonal Acne:Is a term applied to acne that occurs in women around the time of menstruation, although all acne has a hormonal basis. Moderate to severe hormonal acne responds well to Kleresca.
Adult Acne:35% of adults develop acne. This acne may be due to malfunctioning of some sebaceous glands. Adult acne can be treated with Kleresca or for milder forms the range of treatments our acne clinic offers.
Back Acne:Sometimes known as bacne has the same basis and is treated the same way as for face acne. Kleresca can be used on the back. Our Acne clinic operates after school and on Saturdays.
Chest Acne:Another form of body acne, also treated identically, Kleresca effective for treatment of chest acne.
Other Acne Treatment
Women can use some forms of contraceptive pills that help reduce acne.
EMatrix radiofrequency can be used to treat acne as well as acne scarring, so it is ideal to use as the acne is settling, to speed healing and to resolve scars. Our therapists provide a range of treatments under the supervision of Doctors in our acne clinic.