Acne is a complicated medical condition that affects approximately 85% of adolescents and some adults at some stage of their life. Research shows that only 30% of sufferers consult a Doctor or Dermal Clinician / Dermatologist / Therapist for their condition.
Mild, moderate or severe acne can occur on the face, shoulders, chest or back and if left untreated can lead to acne scars and even depression. Skin breakouts and blackheads occur when follicles become blocked with a build up of dead skin cells, oil, dirt and makeup. When the follicle is blocked a build up accumulates and due to this ‘blockage’ is unable to drain, bacteria grows and causes an inflammatory response in the skin.
The team at Skin Clinic are experts in the treatment of acne, as well as understanding the importance of managing this condition once the acne has cleared. Our belief is that no one treatment works on it’s own. This is why we recommend many modalities in your treatment plan and require you to work with us, continuing your regime at home and attending your scheduled appointments.
Initial consultations are performed with our Doctor, Dr Stephanie Hyams and a Dermal Clinician. During this consultation, you will be advised on diet, medication, topical treatments as well as clinic treatments options aiming at clearing your acne. Prescriptions for antibiotic or topical preparations will be given at this appointment, if required. Progress will be measured at 90-day intervals.
Initial Consultation – Doctor and Dermal Clinician
$45 (non – claimable)
Acne requires us to remove the build up of dead skin cells to unblock follicles. Depending on the grade of acne will determine the treatment that will be performed. Initial consultations require an appointment with our Doctor and Dermal Clinician. Persistent or inflammatory acne may require Kleresca® or prescription medication.
Kleresca® is a Bio-Photonic treatment that significantly and comfortably improves acne, offered exclusively in professional clinics.
Administered twice a week for six weeks, Kleresca® harnesses the power of BioPhotonics to safely treat acne and stimulate the tissue’s own repair system. Using a high intensity in-clinic lamp with a photoconverter gel to kill the bacteria in the skin and initiate healing and acne scar repair, Kleresca® is an alternative treatment to prescription medication in moderate to severe acne. Kleresca® is safe for all ages, with little to no downtime and noticeable results after 6 weeks.
In clinical trials, Kleresca® demonstrated high efficacy with 9 out of 10 patients seeing an improvement in their skin and every third person reaching clear skin in moderate to severe acne, with long lasting effects.
What is BioPhotonics?
BioPhotonics is a unique light conversion system that is designed to stimulate your skin’s own repair at a cellular level. Using a multi-wavelength LED and photoconverter gel, the spectrum of wavelengths penetrate the skin to kill bacteria while stimulating your skin’s own repair system, treating the acne and encouraging collagen to facilitate in the repair of acne scarring.
How is the treatment performed?
The skin will be cleansed, and Kleresca® gel applied to the area to be treated. The gel is then photoactivated using a multi-wavelength LED lamp for 9 minutes. During treatment you may feel warmth. The gel is removed and sunblock is applied. You may experience redness after treatment which resolves quickly.
When will I see results?
You should expect noticeable improvement to your skin as the deeper layers respond and skin repairing occurs during the six week treatment course. Additional results can be expected six weeks after your last treatment.
How safe is Kleresca®?
Kleresca® is a topical treatment that is not absorbed or metabolised into the body. In clinical trials Kleresca® showed high safety with no serious adverse events, and the treatment itself was considered a comfortable and pleasant experience. Side effects can include redness and bronzing of the treated area and slight hair lightening. All side effects were transient and did not require any intervention.
Call us on 96648011 or book a consultation online to enquire if you are suitable for Kleresca®