Acne is a skin condition typically associated with teenagers, however it also affects around a quarter of adult women. For years, the standard treatment for adult acne in females has been the oral contraceptive, or birth control pill. However, taking synthetic hormones every day is not suitable for many women. Taking the pill carries the risk of side effects including mood changes, depression, weight gain, changes in libido and deep vein thrombosis.
The pill works by limiting the stimulatory effect that androgens have on the skin. In women, androgens are hormones that are responsible for more than 200 cellular actions. If your androgen receptors are particularly sensitive, these hormones can trigger excess oil production, leading to clogged pores, inflammation and breakouts.
How To Treat Acne Without The Pill
The most effective acne treatment, whilst avoiding the pill and thus daily doses of hormones, is a combination of SublativeTM radio frequency skin rejuvenation treatment and customised active cosmeceutical skin care.
SublativeTM Acne Treatment
Safe for all skin types, SublativeTM treatment for acne uses an aesthetic device to vaporise dead skin cell debris, clear congested pores, kill bacteria and reduce the oil/sebum production in the sebaceous glands. Optimum results are achieved when used in conjunction with the correct active cosmeceutical skin care.
There is no downtime with SublativeTM treatment. Your skin will have some redness (similar to a mild sunburn) and fine marks from the treatment, however the redness resolves within 24 hours and the tiny marks can be covered with tinted moisturiser.
Correct Active Cosmeceutical Skin Care
Using the right type, amount and frequency of the correct active cosmeceutical skin care for your particular skin condition assists to optimise the results from Sublative TM treatment, and to restore and strengthen the acid mantle of your skin. Cosmeceutical skin care consists of “active” ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, retinol, vitamins, antioxidants and peptides. Used correctly, they can have a serious impact on the quality and appearance of your skin.
For a personalised acne treatment and skin care plan, book a free skin analysis consultation with one of the expert skin clinicians at Eden Laser Clinic. All Eden clinicians are qualified skin therapists and can recommend the ideal treatment plan to help you achieve clear, healthy skin.
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Taking a daily, high-quality probiotic, eating a nourishing diet, exercising and minimising stress are considered key foundations of a strong immune system. Getting more exercise improves circulation in addition to a host of other health benefits. A strong immune system and good circulation helps to tackle infection caused by skin bacteria and reduce inflammation in the skin.
At Eden Laser Clinic, we offer a complimentary acne treatment consultation. We will analyse your skin condition and you will a receive personalised treatment plan.
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