What is Acne?

 

Acne is a common condition that can vary from mild to severe and affects 80% of adolescents and many adults. Several non-invasive treatments offered at the Urban Aesthetix Clinic, such as medical-grade skin care, chemical peels and antibiotics, can improve acne for a smoother and healthier-looking complexion.

 

Overactive skin glands produce excess sebum which blocks pores and results in inflamed skin and acne spots, papules and pustules. Acne break-outs are also often triggered by diet, hormonal changes in women, various medicines and conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome and Cushing’s syndrome.

 

Medical skincare products available at the clinic include Dr. Obagi’s ZO® range and the Tebiskin® range. These are therapeutic treatment protocols available only by prescription, and skincare regimes for healthier skin, based on the latest advances in skin therapy technology for a more effective clinical approach. They treat a wide range of skin disorders and chronic conditions, such as acne.

 

Enerpeel® medical chemical peels can slow down oil production, control spot-causing bacteria, reduce inflammation and congested skin as well as boost collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production for repaired and rejuvenated skin.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why consider acne treatment?

Medical-grade skin treatment products can be prescribed to treat and maintain a healthy skin through a good skincare regime. For example:

  • ZO® range and the Tebiskin® range: to treat acne prone skin. Can be used alone or with clinical procedures for optimum results.

Enerpeel® chemical peels have been specially formulated to treat specific skin conditions, such as acne, with minimal downtime. For example:

  • Enerpeel® Salicylic Acid 30%: to drastically improve acne specifically as it has an oil production reducing effect. It is most effective in the inflammatory phase of acne.
  • Enerpeel® Pyruvic Acid 50%: can treat acne if patients are sensitive to salicylic acid.
  • Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) 25%: to provide controlled exfoliation and long-lasting results. Used for skin-remodelling, a TCA peel improves texture and tone and colour.
  • Enerpeel® Revised Jessners: to reduce pigmentation and improve skin appearance.

For moderate or severe cases of acne, oral medication such as antibiotics may be required. Appropriate make-up may also be recommended.

What does acne treatment involve?

Treatment is simple and safe if carried out by Dr Unnati, who is an experienced and fully qualified clinician, following a detailed consultation to examine the areas to treat and decide on what is best for you.

How soon should you notice a difference?

Dr Unnati will advise you at your consultation, but you may also like to read more about medical-grade skin treatment and Enerpeel® chemical peels.

How long does acne treatment last?

Dr Unnati will advise you at your consultation, but you may also like to read more about medical-grade skin treatment and Enerpeel® chemical peels.

Are there any side effects to acne treatment?

Dr Unnati will advise you at your consultation, but you may also like to read more about medical-grade skin treatment and Enerpeel® chemical peels.

 

When should acne treatment not be used/be used with caution?

Dr Unnati will advise you at your consultation, but you may also like to read more about medical-grade skin treatment and Enerpeel® chemical peels.

Points to consider

Any clinical procedure carries a risk of complications, which is why it is always highly advisable to have cosmetic treatments safely performed by a doctor. Dr Unnati is a GP and specialist Non-Surgical Aesthetic Physician, trained in dermatology and medical cosmetics.

 

The Urban Aesthetix Clinic follows strict guidelines in making patients fully aware of any possible cautions and complications, and in offering post treatment advice. Dr Unnati will undertake a full consultation before any new treatment can be given.