The Medical Team at SKYN® for MEN will develop a tailored treatment program to treat your active Acne or Improve Acne scarring

Who hasn’t fought (and sometimes lost) the battle of the blemish? In fact, acne may be the one adolescent angst that lives on long after you’ve passed puberty.

Whatever your age, acne manifests itself with plugged pores (blackheads & whiteheads), pimples and blemishes, as well as deeper cysts and nodules. Caused by porphyrins (P-acne bacteria) as well as an overproduction of sebum (often hormonally triggered), outbreaks can lead to permanent scarring and discoloration.

SKYN'S ACNE Solutions

The goals of treatments for active eruptive acne are: to reduce the bacteria count of the sebum production. The clinical improvements in the appearance of acne are evidenced by reducing the size of individual acne lesions, reducing the frequency of acne eruptions, and promoting faster healing times.

1. INFINI Radio Frequency & Micro needling

INFINI delivers focused radio frequency energy through micro needles to the dermis. It provides minimally invasive tightening targeted into the deeper layers of the skin and treats inflammatory acne and acne scars. There is little to no downtime after tretment.

 

2. Medi Facials & Peels

Medi facials & chemical peels offer a special combination of acids (including retinoic and salicylic) to treat a multitude of problems, including acne, oiliness and discolouration. Expect some flaking/peeling for a period of 3 to 7 days.

 

3. elos Acne treatment

The heat from this treatment helps dry up excess sebum and kills the acne-causing bacteria.

 

4. Microdermabrasion MDA

If your acne is limited to clogged pores, blackheads and oiliness, or you have uneven skin texture from past bouts with acne, microdermabrasion provides vigorous exfoliation to get rid of dry flakes and surface impurities to reveal smoother, fresher skin.

Acne is a disruption in the skin caused by different factors including hormones and genetics. The pilo-sebaceous unit is comprised of the hair growing follicle and the sebaceous gland which releases sebum to the skin surface through the pore. There is a normal population of bacteria called Propionibacterium Acnes in the skin, but when the pores become clogged the build up of sebum and the proliferation of P.Acnes causes a blackhead or whitehead to form within the pore. White blood cells infiltrating the area and ensuing inflammation can lead to acneic lesions called papules, nodules or cysts.

How Does Acne Develop?

Acne is a disease of the pilosebaceous units (PSUs). Found over most of the body, PSUs consist of a sebaceous gland connected to a canal, called a follicle, that contains a fine hair (see “Normal Pilosebaceous Unit” diagram, below). These units are most numerous on the face, upper back, and chest. The sebaceous glands make an oily substance called sebum that normally empties onto the skin surface through the opening of the follicle, commonly called a pore. Cells called keratinocytes line the follicle.

Preventing future blockages or clogging of pores can be facilitated through a variety of topical therapies including microdermabrasion, light chemical peels and acne skin regimen.

  • Gently wash your face twice daily with a non-comedogenic (pore clogging) cleanser that contains salicylic acid.
  • Try a topical cream or gel that contains either benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. For treating individual pimples, use a spot cream containing sulfur or resorcinol.
  • Exfoliate to get rid of dead skin cells that can clog pores. Instead of scrubbing, which can aggravate acne, try a toner or lotion with salicylic acid.
  • Over drying the skin. Fight the urge to overdo it by constantly cleansing and exfoliating or using too many treatment products too often. This will disrupt your natural acid mantle. Your skin will respond by producing even more oil, leading to even more breakouts.
  • Picking and popping. You’ve heard it a million times, but it’s true—you’ll only spread the bacteria and increase potential for scarring. If you want deep cleansing or extraction, see a SKYN therapist.
  • Anything oily. Makeup, hair products, even the natural oils from your hair or fingers can all clog pores.
  • Change pillow case everyday and always use fresh towels.