Acne is a very common problem affecting in various degrees, mostly the adolescent population. Acne is a disease of a specialized skin appendage - the pilosebaceous follicle which is present mainly on the face, back and chest. In acne, sebaceous glands become inflamed and bacteria grows in the cells of these oil glands. The four cardinal etiological factors of acne are:
- an increased sebum
- hypercornification of the pilosebaceous duct.
- colonization of the duct with Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes)
Patients with acne can present with:
- Non-inflamed lesions / white heads and black- heads
- superficial inflamed lesions - papules and pustules
- deep inflamed lesions - nodules and deep pustules
- scars - due to loss of tissue - atrophic scars
- scars due to increase of tissue - hypertrophic / keloid scars
Traditional treatments of acne could be very frustrating, time consuming, and resistance develops to antibiotics, occasionally. Topical acne therapies often cause redness, irritation, and skin peeling.
Photodynamic therapy with red or polychromatic visible light, blue/clear lights after the topical application of aminolevulinic acid (Levulan) has been very successful in treating acne, as it destroy most of the bacteria that causes acne. The treatment is very fast, effective and safe. It is a non-invasive, pain free treatment with no side effects. Clear light treatment with Levulan application is the hallmark of resistant and even purulent inflammatory acne and is FDA approved.
Our highly trained aesthetician and nutritionist will tailor a treatment for each individual as different skin types react differently. We will also provide medical-graded skin products for post care treatments, which make the skin smooth and silky. Certain acne scars can also be treated with IPL in conjunction with microdermabrasion and Levulan application. These acne treatments are drug free, require no downtime, causes no pain or irritation and has no side effects. To enhance self-esteem and to improve poor body image, get rid of acne with our state-of-the-art technology.