Acne

Acne Treatment

Through the use of scientifically researched skin care products and medically advanced treatments, the aesthetic laser centre has been successfully treating acne since 1996.  We create individual programs for each client to treat a range of problems including active acne and acne scarring. These programs use specific treatments which aim to prevent acne by removing excess dead skin cells and suppressing oil gland activity, as these two problems are the main cause of blackheads, whiteheads and pimples.

The medically active skincare products we use combat active acne, and promote skin rejuvenation to help with acne scarring, most importantly these products are designed for long term use. The products we sell can be used for the face and the body.

Acne treatments include:

 

Microdermabrasion and extraction

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Using a vacuum mechanism, a microdermabrasion gently applies fine crystals to the skin. This results in intense exfoliation and stimulates circulation in order to produce collagen. Microdermabrasion’s can be used to treat acne scarring and active acne. We offer two types of microdermabrasion’s, medical grade and cosmetic. For more severe cases the medical grade microdermabrasion is used as it offers a more intensive exfoliation.

 

Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT) or Omnilux

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At the aesthetic laser centre we offer the PDT 2000, which had a red light of 630nm and a blue light of 430nm. The role of the blue light is to eradicate the P-acne bacteria. To plump up collagen the red light is used. This will smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, as well as evening out skin-tone and pigmentation. Using PDT in conjunction with a photo sensitive topical solution can be used to treat stubborn acne and ongoing skin problems. The use of the photosensitizer makes cells more receptive to light. By exposing the cells to a specific wavelength of light, the damaged cells are killed by a form of oxygen produced.

 

Intense Pulsed Light

The newest cutting-edge technology designed to significantly improve skin products is IPL or Intense Pulsed Light treatment. It successfully treats, age spots, freckles, acne, hair removals, sun spots, pigmentation, moles, removes red spots and fades Port Wine Stains (red birthmarks). Using a broad spectrum of light IPL targets the problem area by directing light through a light filter. The light stimulates new collagen production to soften and lessen the appearance of acne scarring and targets unsightly blood vessels making them fade and disappear.