YOUR SOLUTION FOR CLEAR, BEAUTIFUL SKIN
Acne can occur due to various reasons and at various stages in a person’s life. Medically known as Acne Vulgaris, this skin condition involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. Medically speaking, acne is not dangerous. However, it can leave undesirable marks and scars on your face. There are often psychological side effects associated with acne, such as poor self-image, depression and anxiety.
Overactive sebaceous glands produce too much oil that leads to blocked pores. This is turn promotes bacterial growth which ultimately causes inflammation which shows up in the form in bumps on the skin. The primary trigger of most cases of acne is a hormonal imbalance. Hormones stimulate the oil glands to produce more sebum, which can block pores. Additionally, a genetic predisposition, stress and environmental factors are also triggers. Acne can present itself as common whiteheads, blackheads and papules all the way up to more serious pustules, nodules and cysts.
It is essential to seek professional help at the earliest to avoid and minimize unwanted scarring. Our doctors will first investigate the cause of your acne. After understanding the cause, the severity of your condition will be evaluated following which we will create a tailor-made treatment plan for you. Treatment usually involves a combination of oral medication, clean-ups, professional peels and sublative laser for scarring.
What are some of the treatment options for acne?
Topical creams and antibiotics usually work for mild cases. For more severe acne in females, we investigate hormone levels first and treat the cause, i.e. the hormonal imbalance. Professional peels also help. Severe cases of acne may be treated with medicine. Blood counts, all other parameters and contraindications are monitored before any giving any medicine.
How can I choose the treatment that’s best for me?
The treatment you choose depends on factors such as age, gender, the severity of the acne, and how long you’ve had it. At SkinLab, we customise your acne treatment based on your history, skin analysis and a complete investigation of blood reports.
How can a peel help?
During a peel procedure, the peeling agent when applied on the skin exfoliates the top layers. This signals the cells inside the skin to produce more rapidly, which can help hasten skin turnover and prevent pores from clogging up. Moreover there are certain peels which even help to control the sebum production thereby aiding in healing and drying the existing acne.
Is there a treatment for back ance?
Acne is not limited to the face, it can appear anywhere on the body that has hair follicles including your back, chest and shoulders. 60% of acne sufferers are inflicted with back acne and it is usually a sign that their acne is severe. Medication will heal the acne and the advanced skin brightening peel at SkinLab helps to reduce the acne scars effectively.
Can I get a clean-up?
If you are prone to acne, we strongly recommend you avoid traditional facials. But SkinLab’s special range of dermal therapies for acne are customised to soothe, pamper and heal skin without causing any aggravation. The newly introduced Pure Pore and Hydra Pure Pore treatments aim at reducing the skin's oil content, preventing dead cells from clogging pores and finally killing bacteria to prevent further acne outbreaks.
What about the scars?
Collagen induction is the best way to treat scars. Treatment options can range from microdermabrasion, peels, microneedling and even resurfacing lasers, depending upon the extent and severity of the scars. Our doctors will examine your skin and based on the extent of damage caused by the acne, suggest the perfect regime for you.
What can I do in case of a sudden break out?
Even while on medication, you may find a stray pimple or two that refuse to leave. At SkinLab we have an answer for that too. We use precise intralesional injections to flatten the acne as much as possible for you to be able to feel comfortable and confident.