Skinfresh Clinic

Acne Vulgaris

This condition causes the most psychological stress in young people. When it starts to occur in women of various ages, there is usually a hormonal or nutritional imbalance.

In all cases a comprehensive approach must be taken involving internal health, a specific skin care prescription, and specific clinic treatments.

We specialize in using a scientific and holistic approach to this problem.

Acne in young people is very common.

Have you noticed that most young people in the street have Acne?

What causes Acne (Acne Vulgaris)?

Acne is the common name for Acne Vulgaris, to distinguish it from Acne Rosacea which is a different skin condition. Acne is caused by the combination of hormonal changes in the skin of younger people along with blocked pores and skin bacteria called Propionibacterium Acne. At this age, young people have this specific combination of factors that predisposes them to develop Acne. What then makes things worse are the foods eaten along with nutritional and even hormonal deficiencies that lead to inflammation in the skin - thus the inflamed acne papules.

We treat people from all age groups and walks of life for Acne.

What are the solutions?

Apart from the usual Acne creams and drugs, there is a lot more that can be done from the internal health aspect first, to potentially enable people to avoid strong drugs in some cases. We regularly improve and cure Acne without strong drugs.

What is the unique Skinfresh approach to Acne?

Because we are also a chronic illness clinic, we love to correct internal health to enable skin conditions to be improved and even cured.

Our Specialized approach involves the following..

  • Computerized skin analysis identifies all issues to be treated.
  • An individualized specific skin health diet is given.
  • In-clinic testing as well as external blood testing is undertaken.
  • Specific, individualized skin care is prescribed.
  • Nutritional support is given- natural supplements, vitamins and minerals.
  • We restore and correct nutritional and hormonal deficiencies/imbalances.
  • Clinic treatments are given if still needed.

What about special cases?

Our nurses are trained to identify and begin the treatment of medical conditions causing Acne including - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Hypothyroid, Premenstrual syndrome related Acne, Perimenopausal related Acne.

If necessary, medical referral to Dr Frances Pitsilis is undertaken.

We treat people with numerous causes for their Acne.

What about the clinic treatments?

We would advise clinic treatments in the following situations..

  • If you are in a hurry to get results
  • If the treatments so far have not given enough results
  • If there is significant inflammation or scarring

Usually a combination of treatments is more effective and quicker to give benefits than one treatment alone.

What clinic treatments are available?

  • LED blue light - kills P.Acne bacteria.
  • Laser Genesis - can be used in any skin type, even dark or tanned skin. Is very comfortable and carries with it no down time.
  • Intense Pulsed Light - can be added to Laser Genesis for extra effect in lighter skins.
  • Dermapen®
  • Photodynamic therapy

How do you decide what combinations are used?

Each client's treatment will be individualized according to the following...

  • Severity of Acne
  • Scarring
  • Cost
  • How quickly it needs to be under control
  • Down time
  • Discomfort
  • Scheduling considerations
  • Time commitment and how many visits needed
  • Personal preference

Dr Frances Pitsilis and her Skinfresh staff are well-trained and deeply knowledgeable about what to do for clients of all ages with Acne.

What about Acne with scarring?

We are very pleased to have several treatments that help scarring...

Sometimes before the treatments start, Dr Pitsilis may need to gently remove deep acne scars.

Note: Active acne with scars can now be treated immediately with new technology.

We have specific combinations that work well for scarring Acne.

CONTACT US to make a booking with one of our nurses for a no-obligation visit to discover the best treatments for your acne.

Or you can call us today on 09 486 0030

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