Managing Acne from Breakouts to Scarring

Acne is not a problem that only effects teenagers, while that is the age group that are the most heavily impacted by the condition it is often a difficult condition to manage as an adult. The only certainty with Acne is that left untreated it can and most often will get worse.

Acne Explained

Acne (Acne Vulgaris) symptoms can range from small Whiteheads to large Cysts that have the potential to scar post healing. The small Sebaceous Glands within your skin produce an oil know as Sebum, this oil distributed via tiny hairs in the pores provides a barrier function that is critical for smooth healthy skin.

As with most of our skin systems there is a delicate balance of production of this oil. Where the issues begin is when this system is out of balance. This can happen for many reasons including genetic disposition (hereditary over production of Sebum), obviously hormone changes as seen in teenagers navigating puberty, general stress and fatigue can amplify breakouts on someone that may not generally suffer from Acne. A secondary issue with Acne is the spreading of bacteria, what may start as a small breakout can become highly problematic due to picking, squeezing and poor product selection.

Control Measures for Acne even started in the later phases of the condition can halt the progression and start the healing process

Managing Acne

Treating Existing Acne and Controlling Acne Breakouts

Acne can be simplified into two stages. Early and Late

The early stage of Acne can have contraindications that may include:

  • Small Blackheads or Whiteheads

 Theses usually clump around the nose, forehead and chin areas. This is the common early sign for teenagers. Within this phase changes can happen fast leading to escalating numbers of spots and a spreading to the jaw line and other areas of the skin.

Putting in place early control measures at this point can lead to the start of a skin management regime that a teenager can benefit from for life.

Early treatments include:

  • Extraction Facials
  • LED Light Therapy sessions
  • Ultrasound Sonophoresis
  • Diligent Skin Care Regimes using professional skin care products and following the advice of our qualified therapists

Treatments in this phase must be managed carefully as the balance of Sebum and pH in the skin is critical, especially during Hormonal change periods.

Late Stage Acne

The late stage of Acne can have contraindications that may include:

  • Larger spots that appear red and angry
  • Redness and pain around the spots
  • Fresh spots appearing in new areas

This phase of Acne is much more severe and painful than the earlier phase and is much more likely to lead to stress and picking which can amplify the condition. The redness and pain indicates that the infection is now deeper within the skin. This phase of Acne can be seen on other parts of the body, including neck and chest areas, arms and the back. Once Acne has reached this stage scarring is likely. The important process in this stage of the condition is calming the skin and beginning the healing process.

Adding to the Treatments that apply to the early stages of Acne this phase may also require an introduction of Skin Rejuvenation Treatments that include:

  • Clinical Facials
  • Laser Rejuvenation Treatments
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Dermapen

These Treatments are the basis for a long-term care management plan to treat and manage Acne and Acne scarring.

Lara Day Spa Laser Clinic Services Available for Treating Acne and Acne Scarring

Skin Rejuvination

Our IPL skin rejuvenation services strategically address a number of the most common skin concerns with just a handful of treatments.

Clinical Facial

A Variety of Treatments Available to Help Improve & Maintain the Health of Your Skin

Ultrasound Sonopherisis

Ultrasonic vibrations enabling penetration of professional product through the first layer barrier that sits between your epidermis and your dermis.

Carbon Facial

Carbon Facial treatment combines Laser/IPL Technology with a special carbon cream applied to the facial region.

DermaPen & Microdermabrasion

Both Dermapen & Microdermabrasion are treatments that can be utilised at different stages of your skin's repair program.

LED Light Therapy

sing a therapeutic LED Light enhances your body’s natural cellular recovery, improving healing times, subsiding active acne, promoting skin rejuvenation and more. The pain free and non-invasive treatment delivers concentrated energy deep into your tissue affecting your body at a cellular level

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