Acne affects most adolescents and causes significant concern in about 20% of individuals. In many cases, acne persists until the mid-20s and can even continue until 40-50 years of age in 7% of suffers. However, acne sufferers may not seek help because of a misconception that no effective treatment is available for the spots, blemishes or scarring that some unfortunately develop.
There are, in fact, many effective treatments for active acne, including creams, gels, antibiotics and the oral contraceptive pill. These treatments can avoid unnecessary self-consciousness and importantly prevent the development of scarring.
It important to distinguish between acne and other rashes such as rosacea, dermatitis or rare skin conditions. At The Bosham Clinic our doctors perform a careful skin assessment, establish a diagnosis and offer a choice of treatments appropriate to your skin type, medical history and lifestyle.
The following treatments are highly effective for acne and the red marks or scars that can be left behind:
- Medical strength skincare products (Obagi Medical & Skinmedica)
- Skin Peels
- Dermaroller Collagen Induction Therapy
WHAT IS DERMAROLLER COLLAGEN INDUCTION THERAPY?
Dermaroller is a natural skin rejuvenation treatment that is well tolerated by patients. The roller has tiny micro-needles that is rolled across the skin. This procedure stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin. It can significantly improve the appearance of acne scars, aged and sun damaged skin, facial and decollete lines and wrinkles and stretch marks. It can be used on any skin.
IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL AND WHAT HAPPENS AFTERWARDS?
Anaesthetic cream is applied before the procedure. This should make the treatment comfortable. The skin can resemble mild sunburn afterwards, but this should settle down within a day or two.
For further advice and to arrange an appointment please call the Cosmetic Clinic on 01243 771455.