Acne and Acne Scar Treatment
Acne is an inflammatory skin disease that often causes chronic anxiety and severe stress in the patient, not to mention the constant cosmetic challenge it accompanies especially for the prime stage of life in males as well as females. Moreover, acne can impair social relations, lower self-confidence, and even lead to unemployment. In teenagers, it has been identified as the number one reason for suicide.
However, it should be consoling to note that above 90 % of 16-year old boys and above 80 % of 16-year old girls are affected by some degree of acne, meaning that acne is a common problem and which in most of the cases resolves itself.
With that said, one out of five patients may need specific medical intervention. Also, one-fourth of the affected population may continue experiencing the problem into their thirties.
Acne develops when oil glands are producing excess oil while pores are clogged so that the oil, bacteria and dead cells all get stuck below the surface of the skin. Other factors that are thought to be contributing to acne are abnormal bacterial population on the skin and slower-than-normal skin shedding.
Acne has many faces: they may appear as black and white heads called comedones; they may take the form of tiny spots or pimples, or thicker and harder nodules; and, sometimes, they can even result in scars when acnes are gone.
Some specific conditions may particularly worsen the problem. For example, in most women, acne flares in the week preceding their period. Similarly, hot and humid environment will often lead to deterioration in acne.
As acne can spoil the quality of life considerably, it must be treated in time, and the good news is that in most cases, the condition can be significantly controlled.
The skincare department at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinics offers a comprehensive acne and acne scar treatment program that can be customized exactly to address your present and future needs.
Depending on the stage and severity of acne or acne scarring, your skin type and color, general health conditions (including allergies), your lifestyle, and, of course, your preferences, our practitioners may choose any of the following methods, singly or in combination and work out your treatment plan.
The treatments available at our clinics include:
Topical and Oral Treatments such as topical antibiotics, Benzoyl peroxide preparations and Retin-A, Differin Gel, Hormonal preparations;
Heat-, Light- and Laser-based therapies including IPL, Fractional CO2 laser, punch techniques and laser Skin needling/rolling;
Full variety of Chemical peels with formulations ranging from cool and light to hot and deep; and
Other approaches such as Dermabrasion, Microdermabrasion, Augmentation, Cryosurgery, Cytotoxic Injection, Steroid Injection, and Topical Subcision.
Contact us today to book your FREE session personally with one of our board certified skincare specialists to have your situation evaluated and a customized program designed to specifically target your needs and preferences.
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