Skin problems are very common, and affect people across all ages at any given time. Learn how to identify the symptoms and the treatments we have for these common skin conditions.
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 uses a multi-wavelength LED light combined with photoconverter gel to kill bacteria and initiate acne scar repair. 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.
Treatment is administered twice a week for six weeks, with treatment taking approximately 20 minutes. Kleresca® is a safe and highly effective alternative to prescription medications for moderate to severe acne for all ages, with little to no downtime and noticeable results after treatment number 6.
Call us on 96648011 to enquire if you are suitable for Kleresca®
Changes in our skin are the most visible signs of ageing. Skin ageing is influenced by many factors including ultraviolet radiation, excess alcohol consumption, smoking, environmental pollution, stress and poor nutrition.
As we age, skin cell turnover slows, skin becomes thinner and starts to lose its elasticity. Skin becomes uneven, showing signs of pigmentation, age spots, lines, enlarged pores, textural changes and wrinkles as well as a sallow appearance. The good news? Skin has an amazing ability to repair.
While we cannot make you look like you’re in you 20’s again, with a home care regime of Vitamin A, AHA’s, antioxidants and a quality SPF as well as in clinic treatments, we can improve your skin’s appearance.
Rosacea is a skin condition that effects mostly light-skinned adults between the age of 30 and 60. It is characterised by permanent redness, pimples and noticeable blood vessels, mainly in the central area of the face.
The cause of rosacea is unknown and there is no permanent cure. Some researchers and dermatologist believe that people that suffer from rosacea have a sensitivity to the Demodex folliulorum mite, a microscopic mite that inhabits the pores of the skin. Symptoms can often become worse with age but with a proper rosacea treatment plan and avoiding known triggers, we are able to improve the appearance of this condition.
Your skin gets its colour from melanin. When these pigment cells (melanocytes) become damaged or unhealthy, melanin production is affected. This can cause hyper pigmentation. Hyper pigmentation is a darkening of the skin, and can visually add up to 12 years to our perceived age.
This uneven skin tone can be a smattering of freckles all over to patches of darker areas and can have many causes, all which require varying skin treatments. The main cause of hyperpigmentation is sun exposure. This is the bodies way of protecting itself, and the easiest to treat.
Products containing Vitamin A, AHA’s and niacinamide as well as Vitamin C and a quality SPF are our first line of defence and work best. In clinic treatments such as peels and IPL will move the pigment fast. Melasma is a hormonal related pigment caused by pregnancy or the birth control pill. Melasma is an irregularly shaped pigment that is often more of a ‘block’ of pigment than a ‘smattering’. This type of pigment is a difficult condition and requires patience to treat. PIH or Post – Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation is often caused by inflammation or injury to the area and is most common in a darker skin type. Treatment is to encourage the damaged skin to turn over using exfoliation products.
Scars are indentations in the skin that occur after a trauma to the skin such as acne, surgical incisions, burns or trauma.
Scarring can cause distress for those affected. While it is not possible to remove all scarring, significant improvements can be obtained.
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