ACNE & acne scar treatment in MELBOURNE
Acne treatment in Melbourne
Looking for help with acne and acne scarring? At Medix Skincare in Bentleigh we offer the best acne and acne scar treatment in Melbourne. We have achieved excellent results for both acne and acne scarring. We combine medical peels, laser treatment, RF micro-needling, and home care products to remove acne and acne scars. Acne and breakouts are not easy to treat due to the involvement of both bacteria and hormones. And by using different modalities such as laser for acne blemishes and other treatments, we can achieve optimum results.
Whether you are looking for cystic acne treatment in Melbourne, or you need hormonal acne treatment, we can help you. We can also help you find the best anti-acne kit that will suit your skin condition depending on the type of acne you have.
What is acne?
Before finding out how to get rid of pimples, active acne and acne scars, it’s important to understand exactly what acne is. When sebum from the skin’s sebaceous glands plugs the openings of the hair follicles, this can result in blackheads or whiteheads. If the plug causes the wall of the follicle to split, the oil, dead skin cells and bacteria normally found on the surface of the skin can penetrate the skin. It causes eruptions on the skin surface known as spots or pimples. In severe cases, painful cysts can form under the skin which becomes inflamed or infected. Over time, acne can leave unsightly scars. Fortunately, it’s possible for these scars to be removed using a suitable acne scarring treatment. Read more about how acne scars develop
What is the best treatment for acne?
If you’re wondering how to get rid of pimple, active acne and acne scars and what treatment or acne kit suits you, the answer will depend on a number of factors such as your skin type and your acne condition.
Below you can read more about the best acne and acne scars treatment in Bentleigh, Melbourne. And the best part is: you can find them all in our clinic.
UltraPlus VPL laser treatment
At Medix Skincare & Laser Clinic Bentleigh, we use the latest UltraPlus VPL laser technology for active acne to destroy the P-Acne bacteria that causes acne. VPL Laser has been clinically proven to reduce acne and acne scarring . Using variable pulsed light, this laser acne treatment, combines anti-inflammatory action with antibacterial effects to provide safe and effective treatment for all skin types and ages. VPL laser is also one of the best back acne treatment you can find in Melbourne.
A course of 4-6 VPL laser treatments for acne can significantly reduce cystic and hormonal acne while working to improve your skin texture and boost collagen production.
Chemical peels are designed to remove dead skin cells and clean out clogged pores. It reduces inflammation in the deeper layers of the skin and minimises the amount of oil in the pores. We use different types of medical peels to remove acne as well as acne scarring. At Medix Skincare & Laser Clinic, we use a combination of lactic acid and salicylic acid peels to treat pimples and breakouts. The type of chemical peel depends on your skin type and condition. This treatment for acne scars and active acne can take less than 45 minutes. A course of 4-6 chemical peel treatments for acne will significantly reduce acne inflammation and improve your skin texture and acne scarring.
Radio-frequency micro-needling is a new technology that can remove acne lesions, smooth away scars, and generally improve the appearance of your skin. Instead of applying heat to the skin surface, like an acne laser treatment in Melbourne, RF energy penetrates deeply into the dermis, using tiny insulated gold needles to carry the energy directly into the lower skin layers. This has a bulk heating effect on the dermis without heating the epidermis. The heat seems to destroy the P-Acne bacteria and inhibit the sebaceous glands activity. It reduces sebum production and improves inflammatory acne lesions. The insertions of tiny needles also stimulate a wound healing response that increases fibroblast production. Production of new healthy collagen and elastin help reduces the appearance of acne scars, surgery scars and stretch marks.
It’s important to know that the above acne and acne scarring treatment options alone will not keep your skin clear. In addition to using the best acne treatment that’s suited to your skin, you’ll also need to treat your skin daily at home. Having a proper skin care products will prevent new plugs from forming in your pores. Once your skin is looking clearer, you may want to get maintenance treatments (every 1 to 2 months) in addition to your customised daily skin care regimen to keep your acne under control. Read More
How many acne treatments are recommended?
The type and the number of treatments will depend on your skin type and the grade of your acne. This is because everyone’s skin is different and responses can vary from person to person. In general a course of 4-6 sessions are recommended for the optimal result. You can book a complimentary skin consultation to discuss your treatment options for active acne and acne scar removal in more detail.
What should I do before and after acne treatment?
- Avoid direct sun exposure, spray tanning or sun beds for 6 weeks before and after our laser acne scar treatment in Melbourne. If you will be exposed to the sun, a high SPF sunscreen should be applied.
- Avoid waxing, peeling or any kind of skin resurfacing for 2 to 3 weeks before and after the treatment.
- Don’t do any heavy or sweaty workouts within 24 hours of the treatment.
- Don’t apply any make-up to the treated area until swelling and discomfort are resolved.
- Don’t have a hot shower for 24 hours after the treatment. Treated areas should be cared for by gentle washing with proper cleanser and water without scrubbing or rubbing.
- Don’t scratch or pick the area, as this can cause scars.
Does acne treatment have any side effects?
There is no major down time or side effect after acne and acne scar removal. Immediately following your treatment, you may feel a little sunburnt and the treated area may be red for a few hours. Clients with darker skin may notice the skin is darker after the treatment. This will gradually lighten over a period of about 3-4 weeks. Male beards are likely to lose hair at the same time as the acne is treated with laser. Some clients may experience swelling, but this goes away within a few days of the laser treatment for acne scars. Applying a cool compress immediately after your treatment can help to relieve any swelling or discomfort. Using a cooling gel such as aloe vera can help, but don’t use anti-inflammatory products, as these can interfere with the treatment. Application of antioxidants, vitamin A and E creams can increase your treatment results.
If you would like to stop active acne and remove acne scars and still not sure what treatment is best for you, don’t worry. Feel free to call us and we will be happy to schedule a free consultation for you in our Bentleigh Clinic. We will help you determine the best acne treatment and acne scar removal that suits your skin type and condition – call us today on (03) 9686 0003 to get started.