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Acne and Acne Scarring

Acne and Acne Scarring are common skin conditions, not limited to teenagers as is commonly believed, which manifests as scaly red skin, blackheads and whiteheads, pimples and pustules, and usually leaves sufferers embarrassed initially, and later with unsightly marks or scarring. Acne may be inflammatory, or not, and usually affects skin with the densest population of sebaceous follicles (oily skin) in areas including the face, the upper part of the chest and the back. Aside from physical acne scarring, its main effects are psychological including reduced self-esteem and depression.
Genetics, infections, sleep patterns, stress, what you eat and drink, the sun, smoking and hormonal or psychological changes are all factors that may cause or contribute to the condition. Acne Scarring is formed as a result of inflammatory or cystic acne. This is when the follicle/pore becomes enlarged due the accumulation of excess oil, bacteria or other impurities, causing the follicle wall to break.
The impurities spread to the dermis where it damages healthy skin tissue and, combined with the over-production of collagen to heal the wound, leads to the formation of a scar. Different types of Acne Scarring include Ice Pick Scars (deep pits), Boxcar Scars (angular scars – normally occur on the temple and cheeks), Rolling scars (have a wave-like appearance) and Hypertrophic (thickened) scars. The type of scarring that develops depends largely on the nature of the damage to the skin and the accompanying repair process.

When Do We Recommend Chemical Peels?

Chemical Peels or otherwise known as Superficial Peels are one of the most commonly used, most popular and most effective procedures for improving general skin appearance, and to restore skin to a more youthful appearance. A Chemical Peel will work wonders on fine to moderate lines and wrinkles, the appearance of certain types of scars, brown spots, sun damage, clogged pores, skin discoloration, dull complexion, acne scarring, rough skin, skin blemishes, blotchy skin, hyperpigmentation, age spots and freckles.
In general, people with fair skin and light hair respond best to Chemical Peels. However, people with darker skin types may also achieve excellent results, after careful consultation with one of our Aesthetic Specialists.


How Does It Work?
A Chemical Peel renews the skin by lifting dead cells from the skin surface and stimulating the metabolism of the cells beneath.
There are several different types of chemicals used, depending on your individual skin condition, your skin type, and the desired results. The most commonly used chemicals are salicylic acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid and alpha hydroxy acid.
These so-called acids are all derived from natural sources, such as sour milk, unripe fruits, and sugar cane, rather than a laboratory. Types of Chemical Peels vary from minor, Superficial Peels with little or no down time, to more serious, deeper peels that will require sedation and some time away from work.
Chemical Peels can be performed on the face, neck, chest, arms, hands and the back, so anywhere you wish to improve your skin texture, with your specialist’s recommendation.


Rosacea is a skin condition that is characterized by redness and inflammation of the facial skin. It often starts with just a slight flush of the cheeks but may soon progress to other areas of the face, such as the forehead and chin. It can also affect the chest and back.
There are different subtypes of Rosacea and the classifications vary based on the combination of symptoms. These include flushing, redness, swelling, visible blood vessels and irritated eyes. Some people with Rosacea also have bumps and pimples.

As Rosacea develops, small dilated blood vessels known as Telangiectasia, begin to appear on the skin. These areas of redness are often painful. At this stage, Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatment is often suggested, as it can destroy the blood vessels that gives rise to the redness. Rosacea flare-ups can be very distressing for some people, often leaving them with feelings of low self-esteem.

Medical researchers are still unsure about the cause of Rosacea, but genetic factors are thought to play a role. In addition, there are other triggers such as excess sunlight, stress and extreme weather. Rosacea redness is most often caused by abnormalities in facial blood vessels. Certain foods such as dairy and chocolate, are also thought to trigger the condition.

What Is DermaPen®?

Now there is a quicker, easier and painless way to promote scar-less healing, increase natural collagen reproduction and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The DermaPen is a revolution in skin needling that is safer than traditional skin needling rollers and Fractional Lasers.
DermaPen’s advanced skin needling technology uses multiple needles that vertically pierces the skin with an automatic vibrating function. When moved across the skin the skin’s surface it stimulates natural collagen reproduction, whilst allowing fine channels to be created in the skin
The channels carry up to 80% more topical nutrients, allowing for treatment delivery deep into the skin’s fibroblasts to feed the underlying cells found in the dermis and basal layer, this increases absorption of active ingredients into the skin creates stimulated repair and faster-resurfacing results.
There is no chance of cross infection as the device only uses disposable needles. And because damage to your epidermal later is minimized, rejuvenation results are enhanced. Active ingredients can be directly supplied to the deeper layers of the skin for a superiors effects on collagen and elastin rejuvenation. DermaPen® is used, even for hard to reach and delicate places such as around the eyes, nose and lips where fine lines and wrinkles are most visible.
Most skin areas can be treated. Popular areas include the face, neck check, hands and abdomen.

When Do We Recommend DermaPen?
DermaPen® is a perfect solution for a wide range of treatments. It was designed for those who want to have rejuvenate their skin, target the effects of aging; sun damaged skin; hyper pigmentation; Rosacea; enlarged pores; scaring and stretch marks.

DermaPen® is a perfect solution for a wide range of treatments, including:
    o    Skin tightening, natural collagen induction, lifting and rejuvenation
    o    Healing acne scars and wounds
    o    Improving wrinkles and fine lines
    o    Open pore minimisation
    o    Improving stretch marks
    o    Treating Alopecia
    o    Aiding penetration of treatment solutions

DermaPen® is used for even hard to reach and delicate places such as around the eyes, nose and lips where fine lines and wrinkles are most visible. The vertical delivery makes it easy to penetrate the various skin depths and breaks up scar tissue for improved healing.

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