Acne Treatments

Acne Treatment Brisbane

We appreciate the sensitive and sometimes uncomfortable journey that our clients go through before approaching Herstellen Clinic in Brisbane to address their acne concerns. With an experienced medispa and skin care team, our clinic can provide tailored consultations and treatment plans to help resolve your challenges. From hormonal acne treatment to acne scar treatment, we pride ourselves on comfortable, effective services that can help you feel your best.

Interested in learning more about some of the root causes of this skin condition, and how our treatments can help? Before coming into our clinic for expert, personalised acne treatment, check out our summary below detailing some of the common acne causes, triggers, and treatments for every stage of life.

Acne Triggers and Causes

What causes acne?

Though most commonly associated with puberty and teenage hormones, acne can affect adults and adolescents regardless of age, skin type, or gender. Although teenage years see an influx of changing hormones and growth and development, passing through puberty and into adulthood is no guarantee that irritated skin conditions will subside. Some women find that after pregnancy acne treatment will become necessary, after the hormonal changes that can occur throughout pregnancy can trigger acne.

Why can acne be present throughout any stage of life? Because the underlying factors that can cause or contribute to acne differ from person to person.

From menstruation to menopause, underlying contact or food allergies, and skin congestion due to environmental factors, cosmetics, or congesting skincare products, severe pimples are formed when the pores become clogged with debris, make-up, sebum, or bacteria. This can also lead to whiteheads, blackheads, nodules, or cystic acne.

Due to the range of factors that can cause or contribute to the condition, and the varying levels of severity a patient might experience, treatment plans must be tailored to each client to address their aesthetic concerns and, if possible, develop a plan to support the root cause of their breakouts.

Acne breakout triggers

While there may be a particular underlying cause to your acne, certain factors can trigger breakouts.

Triggers can be unique to each client, so we would need to assess your skin to find out what is triggering your acne breakouts. To accurately determine the cause of your acne, your best plan of attack is to speak with one of our skin care professionals about your underlying health, lifestyle, and current skincare regime.

That being said, some of the more commonplace causes of acne, and triggers that may contribute to worsening breakouts, can include:

  • Hormonal changes that can occur during menstruation, pregnancy and menopause
  • Genetics
  • Oil-based cosmetics and skin care products
  • Contact allergies
  • Food allergies
  • Sweat
  • Humidity
  • Touching the face, or touching active acne spots
  • Certain medications
  • Diet and lifestyle factors

What is the best treatment for acne?

The first two steps every patient needs to follow to treat active concerns include: stop touching active breakouts (keep your hands away from your face!) and book in with a skin care professional.

Is it worth seeing a skin care professional for acne?

We all have different skin types, genetics, lifestyle habits and more factors that can be the underlying cause of our skin concerns. Sometimes, the factors that contribute to acne can be as simple as removing an irritating product from your skin care regime, or, as underlying as a hormonal imbalance, a professional consultation is needed to determine what might be contributing to your unique concerns.

It is absolutely worth seeing a skin care professional if you find that your skin hasn’t improved after a long period of time, and if your acne is particularly painful and causing significant discomfort. Leaving acne untreated for too long can then lead to other complications, such as acne scarring, which can be harder to treat.

If it isn’t clear that your skin may not be responding well to a certain skincare product, visiting an acne clinic to discuss the variety of factors that could be causing your acne is the best way to go!

At Herstellen Clinic, one of our skin care professionals can create a personalised treatment plan to treat your skin concerns. Your personalised plan can include hormonal acne treatments, cystic acne treatments, acne scar treatment and more – whatever your concern may be, we can take it into consideration when determining the best way to care for your skin moving forward.

The benefits of seeing a skin care professional

  • Discover the causes and triggers of your acne
  • Get a personalised treatment plan that considers all aspects of your skin health and your lifestyle factors
  • Receive expert advice on which skin care products to use on your skin (and which products to avoid!)
  • Prevent further skin damage and complications, such as irritation and acne scarring
  • Ask any questions to learn more about skin health
  • Come back for on-going care (as natural hormonal changes or lifestyle changes  can influence your acne later in life)

Self-care: How to treat and prevent acne

Even before you visit our clinic, you can take some steps to begin improving your acne at home. By making even the smallest of changes, you can improve the health of your skin and begin to see a reduction of acne over time.

Firstly, we recommend limiting the number of products that you are using to actively fight the breakouts – unless they have been previously recommended by a healthcare or skin care professional. One of the most common habits we see in patients trying to reduce this condition is using multiple products or changing their skincare routine quite frequently. Using too many products or continuously changing the products that you use can actually contribute to further irritation, and potentially clog the skin, doing more harm than good.

Sometimes, our daily lifestyle habits can be contributing to the cause of our acne. Until you speak with one of our skilled team members, additional lifestyle changes that may support your overall health and wellbeing, including your skin health, may include:

  • Increase your daily water intake
  • Reduce or limit caffeine, alcohol, or soda (these lead to dehydration)
  • Reduce or limit highly refined carbohydrates (sugar, lollies, fast food)
  • Stay active in some form every day (even a regular walk can help regulate your internal systems)
  • Prioritise sleep
  • Keep your hands away from your face!

We are Brisbane’s experts in medispa skincare treatments

With over 20 years experience supporting clients through their skincare journey, our highly trained team can help you find the right solution for your acne. From fighting active breakouts to supporting cystic scar reduction, your treatment plan can evolve along your journey to keep addressing your concerns.

From leading science, equipment, and products that can be catered to your unique needs, the Herstellen Clinic team takes pride in offering every client a comfortable, supportive space where they can put their best face forward.

Our clinic’s range of skin care products

As part of long-term acne treatment and prevention, maintaining a suitable skin care routine by including the right products for your skin is essential.

As well as expert care, we can provide high quality products in our clinic that can help to combat acne and enhance your everyday skin care routine!

From O Cosmedics to The Beauty Chef, we only stock the best of the best. When you’re in need of a top-up, you can contact us to get your skin health boosting products posted to you. When you come in to our clinic, we can work out which products are ideal for your skin, providing personalised skin care advice and developing a tailored skin care regimen.

Want to banish acne and get healthy, clear skin? Contact Herstellen Clinic in Brisbane today!