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Managing Acne and Acne Scarring: Effective Treatments and Solutions

Acne, a prevalent chronic skin condition, affects approximately eight out of 10 individuals at some point in their lives. While commonly associated with puberty, acne can persist into adulthood or develop later in life. Understanding the causes and effective management strategies for acne and its scarring is crucial for maintaining healthy, clear skin.

Understanding Acne: Acne manifests in various forms, ranging from mild to severe:

  • Mild Acne: Characterized by whiteheads or blackheads.
  • Moderate Acne: Presents as white-centred red pimples (pustules) or inflamed red pimples (papules).
  • Severe Acne: Involves painful cysts filled with pus, often referred to as nodules.

Causes of Acne: The development of acne is primarily attributed to:

  • Excess Oil Production: Overproduction of oil in the skin.
  • Pore Blockage: Plugging and overgrowth of pores.
  • Bacterial Growth: Proliferation of bacteria within trapped pores, leading to inflammation.

Importance of Treating Acne: Effective acne treatment is essential to prevent the development of acne scars. Scarring occurs due to significant inflammation, aggravated by improper handling such as squeezing or picking acne lesions.

Types of Acne Scars: Acne scars vary in appearance and may include:

  • Rolling Scars: Gradual depressions in the skin.
  • Ice Pick Scars: Deep and narrow indentations.
  • Boxcar Scars: Depressions with sharp borders.
  • Hypertrophic or Keloid Scars: Thickened and inflamed scars.
  • Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation: Dark pigmentation following acne inflammation.
  • Erythematous Scars: Pink or red regions resulting from healing.

Acne Clinic Adelaide Treatments: At our Acne Clinic in Adelaide, our skilled therapists and registered nurses specialize in assessing and treating various forms of acne and acne scarring. Our comprehensive approach includes:

  • Skin Care Advice: Personalized guidance on skincare routines.
  • Prescription Medications: Oral and topical medications tailored to individual needs.
  • Chemical Peels: Utilization of fruit acid peels to promote skin renewal and reduce scarring.
  • TCA cross, microneedling with topicals, fractionated laser and subscision

Consultation with Dermatologist: Following assessment, patients may be recommended for further medical treatment by our specialist Dermatologist. A valid referral from a GP is encouraged to facilitate Medicare rebates.

Booking Your Appointment: Take the first step towards clearer, healthier skin by contacting us directly at or our online booking page.

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