Acne Treatment Melbourne
People who suffer from Acne often also say that it is very a demoralising condition. There are a number of ways to get rid of acne to suit all budgets. Not all treatments will work for everyone so getting an experienced acne treatment doctor to assess your condition and prescribe a treatment that works will save you a lot of time and potentially money as well.
There are a number of ways Nitai Medical & Cosmetic Centre can help you to get rid of acne.
Acne Scarring Treatments
Acne is among the most popular skin conditions and affects almost 90% of the global population. When sebaceous (oil-secreting) glands get stimulated by androgens, they produce sebum or oil, which dries and combines with dead skin cells and bacteria above the hair follicles, plugging them and giving rise to more bacteria. This results in an acne breakout.
Isolaz Acne Therapy
Isolaz treatment is the most advanced and innovative way to get rid of acne. Using a combination of vacuum suction and Broadband light, the Isolaz treatment works really well when other methods fail to do so. The Vacuum loosens and breaks up the dead cells and dirt and extracts it from the skin surface. The Broadband light then kills the bacteria that
Blue Light Therapy
Blue light acne treatment is a non-invasive procedure that uses light in the blue wavelength range of 405-420 nm to kill the Propionobacterium acnes or P. acnes bacteria in skin. This photodynamic therapy is suitable for the treatment of moderate acne vulgaris or acne vulgaris that has not responded to other acne therapies.
Microdermabrasion is a procedure that exfoliates and removes the superficial layer of dry, dead skin cells. According to licensed medical aesthetician Maria Barry at Union Square Laser Dermatology, microdermabrasion machines can buff and polish the skin using a stream of fine crystals or a diamond tip
Skin Peels work by removing dead skin cells and encouraging new ones to grow, leading to a fresher, more glowing you. A chemical formula is applied to the skin that removes the top layer of skin and reveals the softer, smoother skin beneath. The procedure is used all over the world to treat skin problems such as wrinkles and lines, acne scars
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions and it is estimated that roughly 80 per cent of all people aged 11 to 30 experience acne breakouts at some stage. Acne occurs when the pores produce sebum (oil secreted by the skin) that then combines with bacteria and dead skin cells before hardening in a pore and creating the tiny infection that we call acne.
About acne scarring
Most Severe cases of acne can leave scarring if it is left untreated. Acne damages not only the topmost superficial layer of skin, but also the deeper layers underneath. The body has its own ways to repair and recover, which involves producing essential ingredients for cell growth to trigger the formation of new tissue, but this may not form evenly, since acne actually causes a small space to form underneath the skin – the infection and enzymes produced by the acne bacteria break down cell growth ingredients, leaving pitted or deep scars that are unlike other types of scarring. Your body can produce too much or too little cell growth factors, which leads to acne scarring.
Scarring in visible areas such as the chest, neck, face and breasts can sometimes feel be quite embarrassing, and may lead to a loss of self-confidence until it is effectively treated. Visible scarring tends to be the types of scars people want to get rid of first.
Treating acne and acne scarring – options at our Melbourne clinic
Isolaz acne treatments – Melbourne clinic
The Isolaz treatment is one of the most innovative and advanced way to treat acne. Using a combination of broadband light and vacuum suction, the Isolaz treatment is one of our most effective weapons against acne, and subsequent acne scarring.
The vacuum loosens and breaks up dead skin cells and debris that blocks pores, before extracting the pore-blocking acne-causing components from the skin. The broadband light is able to kill the bacteria that causes acne, reducing the tiny infections that make acne inflamed, red and sore.
Isolaz acne treatments are available for those who suffer from persistent acne, as an alternative to topical, oral and bluelight treatments. The combination of vacuum and broadband light allows Isolaz acne treatments to deeply cleanse the pores and destroy bacteria that causes acne.
The combination of the vacuum and broadband light allows for up to an 80 per cent improvement in acne. Excess oil, blackheads and dirt are loosened and extracted from the skin by the vacuum, while the broadband light gets rid of the bacteria that causes acne and reduces redness.
There is no downtime needed for the Isolaz acne treatments, and these treatments are suitable for all skin types. The results can generally be seen within 48 hours and multiple sessions may be needed. All types of acne can be treated.
Theraclear acne treatments – Melbourne clinic
The Theraclear acne treatments also involves using a vacuum and pulse light that help extract the excess sebum from the skin, kill bacteria, and improve skin quality. The vacuum removes the excess sebum while the pulse light reduces the visibility of capillaries that cause inflammation around the acne. Theraclear is a laser and vacuum treatment, and an effective management tool for treating acne.
Chemical peels for acne and acne scarring – Melbourne clinic
Chemical peels involve using special substances to remove the outer layers of dead skin cells and encourage the regeneration of new ones. A chemical formula is applied to the skin to remove the top layer and reveal the fresh, healthy skin underneath.
Chemical peels can be used to address skin issues that range from dull and rough skin, to sun damage and hyperpigmentation. Peels can be used alongside prescribed home skincare regimens.
Chemical peels are an effective method of resurfacing the skin to promote the regeneration of skin cells. The strength of the skin peel will be customised to the needs of each individual client. Deeper skin peels can occasionally lead to a longer recovery time, but see greater results.
Chemical peels can help treat conditions such as:
- Shallow acne scarring
- Age spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven pigmentation
- Sun-damaged skin
There are many different types of skin peels that are aimed at different types of skin and skin concerns. Chemical peels will vary in strength and are categorised as superficial, medium and deep depending on how deep they reach and how much they impact the skin. Chemical peels can be a helpful adjunct in managing acne and acne scarring.
Microdermabrasion for acne and acne scarring – Melbourne clinic
Microdermabrasion is a laser procedure that exfoliates and removes the superficial layer of dead skin cells. Microdermabrasion involves using a laser beam (or in some treatments, tiny crystals) to buff the skin, which removes the rougher, uneven outer layers and reduce fine lines, pigmentation and scars. Microdermabrasion can be a useful and effective way to treat mild scarring, as it evens out dents or lumps so skin looks more uniform.
The face is cleaned and scrubbed, which is followed by a gentle peel and steaming that softens the skin to produce a better result at the end of the microdermabrasion procedure. In mechanical microdermabrasion, suction is applied with a diamond tip to mechanically and gently exfoliate away the dead layers of skin. This reduces the chances of acne forming by removing dead skin cells, excess sebum, and bacteria.
Microdermabrasion can be used effectively on all types of skin, though some patients with sensitive skin may be prescribed a gentle skin peel as an alternative.
This procedure should be performed every one to two weeks depending on the problem being treated and how severe it is. There is typically no downtime and it is a chemical-free procedure.
Microdermabrasion can treat:
- Dull complexion
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Acne scarring
- Uneven skin tone
Blue light therapy as a treatment for acne and acne scarring – Melbourne clinic
Blue light therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses blue wavelength light to kill the bacteria that causes acne. Bluelight therapy is suitable for treating moderate acne that does not respond to other acne treatments, and is effective to use in conjunction with other acne treatments.
Blue light therapy is recommended one to two times per week.
Fraxel laser treatments for acne and acne scarring – Melbourne clinic
Fraxel laser treatments are considered to be the gold standard in non-invasive cosmetic procedures for treating acne. Nitai has one of the most advanced Fraxel procedures. We apply tiny columns of light to the targeted areas to trigger a healing response. We offer Fraxel dual treatment, which use two different lasers in tandem to treat both the superficial and deep layers of skin.