Dundrum

Acne Treatments


Acne Treatments

At Dundrum, Cosmetic Clinic we offer tried and tested acne treatments (acne laser treatment and products) which will help you get your skin looking beautiful and healthy again. Simply put, acne is a skin disease which manifests itself through the appearance of skin lesions it happen when the pores of the skin get clogged with sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria. The pore then becomes inflamed and lesions make their appearance as spots, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, nodules and cysts. The face, neck, chest and back are the main areas where acne can appear. Many risk factors have been identified including hormonal changes, diet, stress, certain medication, amongst other causes.

No one treatment for acne is effective for everyone with this problem, that is why we offer more than one treatment, because the best treatment for you and your skin depend on a number of different factors.

What can I expect during the consultation?

When you arrive at Dundrum Cosmetic Clinic you will be looking after by one of our qualified staff who will take note of your medical history and will assess the condition of your skin. As acne is generally more prevalent amongst adolescents it is a requirement of the clinic that any under age patients be accompanied by an adult. Once your skin has been assessed an individualised acne treatment program will be recommended exclusively for you. This may include a deep skin facial cleanse with gentle products to ensure that whilst your skin receives a well needed deep cleanse. Then a Casmara mask will be applied to specifically combat your acne, after that you will continue with your treatment program at home or at the clinic depending on the severity of your condition.

At Dundrum Cosmetic Clinic we have tried and tested the best acne products available to treat your acne. We use ZO Skin Health and ZO Medical; a range of anti-acne creams and treatments by Dr. Zein Obagi. one of the leading skin health experts and dermatologists in the world. We also stock the Image Skincare range of acne products which contain doses of benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid which combined with soothing botanicals to calm irritated skin are the ultimate treatment for your acne.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is another acne treatment that may suit, which is an in-house treatment.

How does the acne treatments with IPL work?

IPL delivers a broad-spectrum pulse of light in the visible spectral range of 400nm that works on the epidermis by increasing the formation of monatomic oxygen, in other words the element that kills off the P. acnes bacteria. This results in the progressive disappearance of the acne and a reduction in the scars caused by the bacteria.

What are the benefits of this treatment?

After the first session, it will seem like your skin is moving very rapidly through cycles. Spots and dirt will surface during the first week and will dissipate in few days leaving your skin looking better.

Are there restrictions in this treatment?

There are some restrictions and recommendations for using IPL. No sun exposure for 30 days before and after each session. You cannot take a treatment if you are pregnant. If you have been taking antibiotics you must wait for a time after you have finished taking them.

How long does the acne treatment take?

It takes approximately 40 minutes to treat the full face. A typical course includes four treatments, taken approximately three weeks apart.

Am I a suitable candidate?

Patients with inflammatory acne are obtaining the best result.

Does it hurt?

Patients describe the discomfort as a warming sensation.

Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?

The light used is completely safe, so no special precautions are necessary. NO Potentially harmful wavelengths are emitted during  this treatment.

What can I expect after the treatment?

You may notice some general redness on the face following the treatment. If you have sundamaged skin, some of the pigmented spots may turn darker and eventually disappear.

Because the bacteria are difficult to eradicate completely, your specialist may recommend that you continue using your home care products for some weeks after the IPL treatment.
Although results vary from person to person, initial results from a recent clinical study show that 58% of acne lesions disappeared with the Superior IPL treatment, compared to 33% improvement with topical cream alone. Please talk to your specialist about what results you can expect.

Should you have any questions please phone us 01 2166 778 or Contact Us – we would be delighted to help.

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