Acne breakouts are among the most common skin issues in Malaysia. Acne is a skin condition that begins throughout adolescence and may last into adulthood, affecting people in their twenties and thirties (Adult Acne).
Acne, if not treated properly, may cause irreversible scars on the skin that are difficult and time-consuming to remove. Thus, we recommend treating acne as soon as possible!
What Is Acne?
Acne is a skin problem caused by the accumulation of dead skin cells, germs, and oil in the hair follicles. These clogs subsequently result in nodules, whiteheads, blackheads, or other types of blemishes. Acne is an issue that affects people of all ages. Teenagers, on the other hand, are the ones who are most affected.
Why Is Early Treatment of Acne Important?
Many parents, teens, and young adults think that allowing cystic acne to take its course and heal is preferable to seeking expert guidance from a clinic. Others treat it with home treatments, which could, unfortunately, make the acne breakout worse. The best method to achieve good results is to know the root cause of the acne and which medications and treatments can improve your skin.
Acne scars may be costly to treat and require extensive downtime. Active acne and acne scarring may often cause serious physical and psychological issues. As a result, it is critical to treat the pimple as soon as possible.
Stages of Acne
- Stage 1: Mild Acne Vulgaris
This initial stage of acne is characterized by a high concentration of blackheads and pimples on the skin. In most cases, there’s no inflammation, and it does not occur on a regular basis.
- Stage 2: Moderate Acne Vulgaris
Blackheads, whiteheads, papules, and pustules are moderate acne or pimples on the face or cheek. It could happen more often, and there might be some redness or swelling around the affected areas.
- Stage 3: Moderate to Severe Acne Vulgaris
Inflammation marks the third phase of acne, with the skin appearing red and inflamed. Cysts, nodules, and papules are also possible.
- Stage 4: Severe Acne Vulgaris
Acne gets exceedingly inconvenient at this point. Numerous pustules, cysts, papules, and nodules will appear in the afflicted region or on other areas of the body.
Treatments of Acne
Acne is a complicated skin condition that extends beyond aesthetic concerns. While hormonal activity, genetics, and stress play a role in pimple development, the answers go beyond the skin. Furthermore, not every acne problem can be treated in the same manner.
Acne treatment requires recognizing and addressing the underlying causes. Acne treatment for the face, neck, body, back or buttocks includes an assessment and identification of the fundamental causes of acne. A personalized multi-modal approach, such as our Acne Clear Treatment (ACT), could effectively help in the delivery of effective pimple treatment.
Say goodbye to congested, oily, flaky, and acne-prone skin with our ACT plan. ACT is completed in 2 hours using our premium and highly-effective 3+1 treatments.
- Step 1: Use SilkPeel to thoroughly cleanse and hydrate the skin.
- Step 2: Extraction of remaining whiteheads and blackheads in your skin after SilkPeel.
- Step 3: Apply CryoCell to restore skin elasticity, exhausted skin, skin tone, and texture.
- Step 4: Apply the HEALITE Lutronic LED Light to photomodulate cellular activity, increase healing, reduce acne, and promote skin renewal.
Fotona offers a laser treatment plan that can solve some of your acne woes. Fotona’s finely regulated Nd:YAG laser light safely permeates the skin to target hyperactive sebaceous glands and lessen the likelihood of fresh acne inflammation.
Fotona provides supplementary laser therapy for acne scars that are based on a clear and mild skin resurfacing approach in which an Er:YAG laser beam is received by the upper micro-layers of the epidermis to encourage the synthesis of new collagen in your dermis.
It works through photoselective absorption and balanced heating effects. The high-powered Nd:YAG laser from Fotona securely penetrates your skin to speed up healing and encourage collagen remodeling, which is a key step in long-term acne treatment.
Mandelic acid is a strong — but mild — alpha hydroxy acid. It is an exfoliant that breaks up the small links between dead cells on the surface of the skin, making it an excellent ingredient in chemical peels.
It can help unclog your pores, remove whiteheads and blackheads, and regulate sebum production.
Mandelic acid contains antibacterial properties that can also help in the removal of acne-causing germs from the skin. It may also decrease redness and inflammation, which helps in the prevention of outbreaks, especially cystic acne.
Silkpeel uses a medical-grade disposable nylon brush head that’s very good in breaking up the comedonal blockage that is obstructing your pores — the bristles enter right into the plug and tear it up. A closed-loop vacuum draws those comedones out of the epidermis, as well as the extra sebum, oils, and other pollutants that are exacerbating your acne problem.
The last piece of the equation is completed when the pneumatic force of that closed-loop device pumps a salicylic solution deep down to the bottom of the pores, where it could get to work removing the deep-seated dirt that causes breakouts.
Medication and Supplements
Oral medicines including Doxycycline, Tetracycline, Minocycline, and Erythromycin are used to lower the number of bacteria on the skin and decrease inflammation.
Oral isotretinoin is a retinoid frequently used to target severe nodulocystic acne that hasn’t responded to other acne medications. It lowers the activity of the oil glands and helps clear up skin inflammation.
- Contraceptive Pills
Hormonal medication, like oral contraceptives and spironolactone, is used to prevent breakouts by blocking or reducing hormones that cause excess sebum production.
- Topical Skincare Products
Topical retinoids, which include Tretinoin, Adapalene, and Tazarotene, are topical creams used to treat comedonal acne (whiteheads and blackheads).
Keratolytic agents, which include Hydroxy acid, Salicylic acid, and Azelaic acid, are substances that break down the outer layer of skin and unplug clogged skin pores, allowing pimples to shrink.
The price of acne treatment
The price of acne treatment varies depending on the method used. Generally, treatments can cost between RM250 to RM400.
What Is Acne And Who Gets It?
Anyone may be affected by acne. The majority of acne sufferers are between the ages of 12 and 25; however, adult acne is also frequent. Boys are more typically afflicted than girls, and around 8 out of 10 teens suffer from acne. Acne is most often seen on the face, although it may also appear on the chest, neck, and back. Untreated acne often lasts 4-5 years before clearing up on its own. Untreated acne, on the other hand, may cause scars that last a lifetime.
What Is Cystic Acne?
Because of the depth and inflammation, this form of acne leaves noticeable scarring. This occurs when bacteria become caught in the pores and causes an infection deep inside the skin. It seems to be a red, painful, pus-filled lump. Cystic acne is deemed the most serious kind of acne.
What Can I Expect During My First Consultation With The Doctor?
Our experts may need information about your medical history in order to truly comprehend what caused your acne. A thorough physical examination of the affected areas, such as the chest, back, and face, may be conducted. Based on our deep understanding of your skin problem, our experts will develop a personalized treatment strategy for you.
Are There Side Effects To In-Clinic Acne Removal Treatments?
We are committed to providing acne treatments that are both effective and safe. There are very mild side effects, like slight redness that fades quickly. Most of our acne treatments are non-surgical and need minimal to zero downtime.
How Can I Manage Acne After An Acne Removal Procedure?
With our efficient skincare treatments suited to each individual’s particular acne skin issue, we will guide you on how to manage the skin. A regular skincare regimen eliminates acne while also improving skin consistency and texture, leaving you with beautiful and clear skin.