Acne… the scourge that many of us had to go through in the transition to adulthood. Sometimes it stays with us and even occasionally appears later in life for the first time.
Unfortunately, especially in teen years, it can be devastating, when self-confidence is often already at a low, to have to face the world with such a condition. The basic problem is an over production of sebum (the skin’s lubricant) and skin cells in the top layers. The skin glands become backed up, and bacteria set in, leading to well-recognised pimples and inflammation. With a more severe form, this can progress to deep cysts.
How to treat acne
There are, of course, different grades of acne but it can be treated. Not all need Roaccutane. At the CRC, we have a medical approach that uses both conventional medications and also proven skin treatments that clear the skin. The skin treatments are aimed at reducing sebum production, removing the extra layers of dead skin cells and reducing inflammation. We start with specific skin care and microdermabrasion, and intensive in-clinic skin treatments.
By combining modalities, we can reduce the amount and length of time antibiotics are needed. If your own doctor is managing your medical treatment, then we support this by adding treatments that are not available in GP clinics to clear your skin. Of course, with more severe forms, Roaccutane may be needed, and we will work in with your dermatologist where necessary.
With the school holidays coming up, it is an ideal time for us to see teenagers and start clearing the congested inflamed skin in preparation for the summer months.