Acne Control

Acne is a common skin disorder that is caused by hormone action on the sebaceous glands (oil secreting glands) of the skin. Hormones act on the skin's oil glands and hair follicles leading to clogged pores and lesions which we commonly call pimples. These usually form on your face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Even though acne does not lead to a serious health problem, it can lead to emotional disturbances such as low self esteem. When it is severe, it can even leave behind permanent scars.

The sebaceous glands secrete an oily substance called sebum that is normally carried out to the skin surface through the tiny opening of the hair follicle, called a pore. The hair, sebum, and dead skin cells in the follicle may form a plug that prevents sebum from reaching the skin surface. The bacteria Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) found normally on your skin start to grow in these follicles and cause inflammation. When this plug breaks down, it causes pimples.

Treatment

Acne is often treated by medicines that may be applied to the skin or taken by mouth. There are several over-the -counter medicines used, the most common being Benzoyl peroxide. These medicines are available in many forms like gels, lotions, creams, or soaps. Prescription medicines such as antibiotics or Roaccutane (vitamin A derivative) are recommended if the problem persists.

Azelan

Mesopeel_azelan is specifically formulated for greasy skins or those with acneic tendancy, particularly Propionibacterium acne. Also used to lessen or eliminate epidermal hyperpigmentations.

Composition:

Azelaic acid 20%

Salicylic acid 20%

Azelan is specifically formulated for greasy skins or those with acneic tendancy
Salicylic Peel

Ideal for combating whiteheads, exfoliates both in pores and skin surface. Salicylic Acid Peel acts directly on oily skin problems or those prone to acne, whiteheads and skin blemishes. The salicylic acid formula mixes freely with existing oils on the epidermis as well as sebaceous material within the follicle.

Available in concentrations of 10%, 20% and 30%.

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Salicylic Acid Peel acts directly on oily skin problems or those prone to acne, whiteheads and skin blemishes.
LED Light Therapy

The body is made up of cells that are generally capable of healing and reproducing on their own using naturally occurring cellular energy known as adenosine triphospate or ATP. When the skin is damaged, ATP stimulates cell regeneration to heal and restore the injured area.

Factors such as poor nutrition, a person's age, and the general condition of the skin determine how slow or how fast cells may heal. Scientific studies also found that light can stimulate the production of ATP for better cell renewal otherwise known as photo rejuvenation. Skin care specialists take advantage of the therapeutic effects of light by using LED (for Light Emitting Diode Technology) to heal skin conditions during a light therapy session. Not just any light ray may be used to stimulate skin cells. There are harmful rays that can burn the skin or cause skin cancer. LED is ideal for light therapy because it emits a low level power that does not irritate or burn the skin.

Benefits of LED light therapy

  • Non invasive procedure.
  • No downtime.
  • No scarring associated with LED light therapy.
  • Painless procedure is comfortable and relaxing.
  • No known side effects.
  • LIGHTS: What does each colour does for the skin and cells

    Treats all skin types with a single device Each colour has its own frequency and vibration, colour and light bring physical, mental and spiritual and emotional systems to balance.

    1. Red light for skin rejuvenation increases collagen production.

    2. Blue light for acne by targeting bacteria that causes acne.

    3. Purple light is the combination of red light and blue light, gives benefits of both lights combined together.

    4. Yellow light energising skin, improves skin immunity and gives radiance and glow.

    5. Green light calming and soothing effect on the skin.

    6. Orange light improves skin’s metabolism and detoxifying for the skin.

    7. Radium light penetrates deeply into the skin which is great for pigmentation improves skin tone.

    Click  here   for more about LED Light Therapy.

    Types of pimples

    The most common types include:

  • Whiteheads - These pimples form under the surface of the skin and appear as a small white bump on the skin
  • Blackheads - These pimples form on the skin surface and are black in colour
  • Papules - These are small pink bumps that can be painful when you touch them
  • Pustules - These pimples appear red at their base and are filled with pus
  • Nodules - These are large, painful, solid pimples
  • Cysts - These are deep, painful, pus-filled pimples and can cause scars
  • Causes

    Acne is common in teenagers because of excessive hormone production of androgens during puberty. These hormones make the oil glands produce more sebum and also clog the pores of your skin. It can also occur as a result of hormonal changes during pregnancy or when birth control pills are started or stopped. In addition heredity may also play a role, where it runs in families. The use of certain drugs containing lithium and oily creams can also contribute to acne. In women, acne frequently worsens at the time of menstruation.

    Skin Care Tips

    Practising some skin care tips may prevent acne from developing or becoming worse.

  • Cleanse your skin gently with a mild cleanser twice a day. Avoid using strong soaps or rough scrubs as overstimulation can make the problem worse
  • Do not try to squeeze the lesions as this can lead to permanent scarring
  • Use cosmetics sparingly, and make sure to use products labelled "oil-free" and "non-comedogenic" which means it won’t block your pores and aggravate the condition
  • Protect your skin from tanning by wearing a sunscreen daily
  • Find many more skin care tips under  General Skin Health

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    To achieve best results it is essential that patients follow the correct medical homecare treatment program - this will be advised at your initial consultation.