The Blog How to Treat Acne: Which Treatments Work?
Acne is a common skin condition. These noticeable spots and painful bumps on the skin are usually caused by dead skin cells and oil from the skin clogging the hair follicles. Acne affects up to 80% of young adults and adolescents, but is evident in all age groups.
When left untreated, acne can cause severe skin scarring. There is, however, effective treatment for acne scarring, which involves sessions of laser therapy.
Acne may also leave a negative psychological impact on the patient, sometimes leading to depression and loss of self esteem, as well as physical symptoms such as tenderness and pain in the affected area.
So, which treatments work to rid the skin of acne? Fortunately, advancement in research offers a number of different treatment modalities to treat acne.
Many clinical papers look at the use of different topical and oral treatment modalities, the main treatment options being:
- Topical prescriptions: retinoids +/- benzoyl peroxide product (usually for mild-moderate acne)
- Systemic (retinoids, antibiotics and hormonal control)
- Oral antibiotics (tetracyclines such as lymecycline or doxycycline)
The best starting point is usually a skin analysis with one of our dermal therapists to determine the type of acne you have, your skin type and your skin complexion.
It is essential for practitioners to counsel patients effectively on the use of these products and the side effects that can be associated with them.
How to choose the best Cosmetic Clinic
The best clinic for your acne treatment? Right here at Contour Clinics offering personalised treatment plans that are catered specifically for your requirements, we work carefully and professionally to achieve the best results possible. Whether you will benefit most from needling, laser treatment or a combination of both, we generate the optimum plan for you.
By choosing Contour Clinics, you receive a complimentary consultation, skin assessment and follow-up appointment to assess your results. Our experts administer only premium branded products that are approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) so you know you are in safe hands.
Speak to a member of our team on 1300 233 803 and book your complimentary consultation, or complete an online enquiry form.