If you or a loved one suffers from acne, it’s likely you’re all too familiar with the stress it can cause
Particularly when cruel nicknames are thrown around. Of course, it’s not just the names which hurt; if you’re suffering from severe acne, it’s likely you’re also experiencing extreme discomfort and even pain in the affected areas. And pimples aren’t just the domain of gangly teenagers either; men and women from all age groups and walks of life can be affected.
Many people end up in a cycle of medication to treat their acne, but often this can simply return after the medication course is complete. What many people don’t realise is that some 90% of acne can in fact be treated without the use of medications. Instead, through the use of a mix of light treatments, peels, and specialised skin care products, it is possible to help you defeat your acne, and get on with your life.
What kind of acne can you treat?
Whether you’re suffering from blackheads, whiteheads, scarring, hormonal breakouts, or even just your usual teenage pimples, the team are Herstellen Clinic is here to help you overcome your zits. As we eluded to above, there are some forms of acne which will require treatment through the use of medications. If your acne is one of these varieties, we will be able to point you in the right direction to get the help you need.
How do you treat whiteheads and blackheads?
These general forms of skin congestion are some of the easiest to treat. Generally, we will recommend a combination of peels, alongside a skin care regimen with specialised products to target your acne. Peels are a highly effective treatment method as they can unplug the build-up in your pores which is causing the acne, as well as exfoliating the skin.
How do you treat cystic acne?
Cystic acne is something nobody wants to experience; the angry red bumps are normally quite painful, and can cause real emotional and physical distress for sufferers. When cystic acne is present, it means there is a large amount of bacteria present which is causing your symptoms. In order to treat cystic acne, we will normally recommend blue light treatment which also helps to promote healing.
How do you treat hormonal acne?
Some 25% of women experience hormonal acne; angry, red, deep and painful cystic acne along your jawline and around the chin. Ruled by your menstrual cycle, you likely find this flares up around two weeks prior to your period. The good news is we can help you to overcome this through a combination of treatments including peels and blue light therapy, and we may also recommend some dietary changes.
How long will my acne treatment take?
The time required to treat your acne will depend on many different variables. If your acne is limited to whiteheads, blackheads, and general skin congestion, it’s possible you may see improvements quite quickly; within a few weeks. However, in the case of cystic acne, you may require between six weeks and three months treatment to see your results. While we understand everyone wants to see an immediate improvement, it’s important to remember that treating acne is a process. Rest assured that we will be with you for every step of your acne treatment journey, and celebrate just as much as you once you defeat it!
Can you treat acne scarring?
We most certainly can! To find out more about this treatment, visit our scar reduction page.
Acne Treatment Brisbane
If you or someone you love is suffering from the effects of blackheads, whiteheads, congested skin, hormonal acne, or cystic acne, we are here to help! Contact Herstellen Clinic today to request your acne consultation, and start your journey to clearer, healthier skin now.
Yes! In fact, around 90% of acne can be treated without the use of medications. While many people use medication to treat their acne, the condition often returns after the course of medication is complete. Instead, with the use of a combination of light treatments, peels, and specialised skin care products, it is possible to treat and manage your acne sustainably. We will advise you of the best treatment methods for your needs.
Cystic acne occurs when bacteria, dead skin cells and oil builds up in the pores of the skin, leading to the development of cysts under the skin, as well as infection. Common symptoms include painful, red bumps; skin tenderness; and large, pus-filled cysts. The cysts can occur on the face, as well as the chest, neck, back, arms, and shoulders.
Hormonal acne is associated with hormonal fluctuations, typically during puberty and as a result of the menstruation cycle. Hormonal acne can take the form of pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, or cysts. In many cases, this form of acne flares up around two weeks before one’s period, and develops as painful cystic acne along the jawline and around the chin.