Acne

More Than Skin Deep

The effects of acne are much more than skin deep. With around 95% of Australians will be affected by some degree of acne in their lives, acne is one of the most common skin problems worldwide.

While most cases of acne resolve, approximately 5% of people will be affected severely, and may leave scarring on the skin. To treat acne, we combine the below treatments and products with assessing your diet, activities, current skincare routine and other lifestyle factors so we can break the acne cycle.

Treatments for acne and acne scarring include:

  • Byonik laser
  • Chemical peels
  • Microtox
  • Subcision to the scars
  • Skin needling
  • Fillers
  • Products
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These are the sorts of results you can expect when working with us

A before and after image of a persons face with Acne
A before and after image of a persons face with Acne
A before and after image of a persons face with Acne

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes acne?
When a sebaceous gland at the end of your hair follicle produces too much oil called sebum, bacteria can build up and cause a breakout. As hormones are a common trigger for acne, it often affects women in pregnancy and adolescents going through puberty.

Our skin contains oil glands (called sebaceous glands), which produce a protective oil (sebum) for our skin. The sebum reaches the surface of our skin through tiny channels called pores. Our hair grows up through these channels too, and the oil uses the hair to reach the surface. When all goes well, the skin produces just the right amount of sebum to protect our skin. If the oil gets trapped in the pore, it allows bacteria that normally live on the skin to grow in the pore opening. When this happens, pores become blocked and pimples develop. Factors such as hormones, some medications and diet (to a degree) can exacerbate acne.

What causes acne scarring?
When the skin is damaged from acne, as well as injuries and burns, your body will produce collagen to help mend the area. As part of the healing process, the area becomes red and raised. After this, it starts to break down again and you are left with a scar. Early treatment is essential for helping prevent acne scarring.
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