Acne

Introduction To Acne

Acne is an inflammatory disease caused when the sebaceous gland (found in the hair follicle) which produces oil, or ‘sebum’ get blocked. There are many reasons for this blockage but the end result is the same. Bacteria builds up which may  result in a break out that we see as acne or pimples.

It is a very common skin disease, with 95% of people suffering at some point in their lives. Most people will have mild indications with occasional break outs whereas others will have much more severe episodes. It is vital to treat acne effectively and as early as possible to prevent acne scars.

There has been a lot of scientific research and advancement for the treatment of acne. Talk to our specialists and discuss the available options for you in detail. 

We provide a complete skin analysis and customized treatment plan for each patient. 





Factors causing and exacerbating Acne

Hormones:  Androgens are hormones that increase in boys and girls during puberty and cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum. Hormonal changes related to pregnancy and the use of oral contraceptives also can affect sebum production. And low amounts of androgens circulate in the blood of women and can worsen acne.

Genetic Makeup : The cause of Skin cells clogging the sebacious glad pores is poorly understood but it has been seen that acne does run in the family. If any of your parents had acne at puberty you will have a higher chance of a breakout.

Certain medications : Examples include drugs containing corticosteroids, testosterone or lithium. 

Diet : Studies indicate that certain dietary factors, including skim milk and carbohydrate-rich foods — such as bread, bagels and chips — may worsen acne. Chocolate has long been suspected of making acne worse. A small study of 14 men with acne showed that eating chocolate was related to a worsening of symptoms. Further study is needed to examine why this happens and whether people with acne would benefit from following specific dietary restrictions.

Stress : Stress can make acne worse.

Acne treatment requires a multimodality approach utilizing medical treatment and aesthetic procedures such as Chemical Peels and Laser/Light treatment.




Treatments Available for Acne


Medical Treatment

Acne medications work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection or reducing inflammation — which helps prevent scarring.

With most prescription acne drugs, you may not see results for four to eight weeks, and your skin may get worse before it gets better. It can take many months or years for your acne to clear up completely.

Acne medical treatment has to highly customized according to the skin type and severity of the condition.

Book a consultation and discuss your problem in detail.  




Chemical Peel

A Chemical Peel treatment is a process to improve the appearance of skin of face, neck and hands by applying a chemical solution to remove the outer damaged skin revealing a new skin layer with improved tone, texture, and color ...



Laser and Light Therapy

A Chemical Peel treatment is a process to improve the appearance of skin of face, neck and hands by applying a chemical solution to remove the outer damaged skin revealing a new skin layer with improved tone, texture, and color ...