Acne is a chronic skin disease that causes extraordinary distress to sufferers in its most severe forms, and can lead to severe loss of self-confidence at a time when most sufferers (though not all!) are young and are already vulnerable to self-esteem issues. Adult acne is far more common than many realise, and is often associated with a general slowing of skin turnover and hormonal changes as people age, or in the post-partum (breast-feeding) period.
There are many different reasons why some people develop acne, and others do not. Sometimes a strong family history can be a factor, but for most it’s related to an excessive production of sebum, combined with blocked or congested pores, and bacterial infection.
Your initial consultation with Dr Kraft will be extremely detailed, and will cover many different, but inter-related areas, including a very thorough review of all products currently used on your skin.
Wherever possible, we will encourage you to use any products already purchased, rather than replacing items unnecessarily…we know that you probably already have a bathroom cupboard full of skincare products!!
However, it is likely that you may need to add in at least one prescription product to your routine…after all, it’s all about getting the acne under control pronto! If you have darker scars and have developed pigmented scars, we are also able to dramatically improve these.
Treatment options include the initial medicated home-care skin routine, followed treatments such as specialised Acne Facials, with or without Microdermabrasion and Laser Genesis for red acne scarring. Other options include the use of the Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill, Chemical Peeling and Fractionated Laser Resurfacing. (the latter is useful in cases of indented acne scarring)
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Sometimes nothing can destroy one’s self-confidence more than active acne or its remnants. For both men and women, acne spots and acne scars detract from other facial features and can be frustrating for the .
Fortunately, the days of needing acne scar removal treatment with Roaccutane are over for most patients, with the success of treatments that don’t lead to serious debilitating side effects. Sometimes this can be as simple as a series of chemical peels, with or without microdermabrasion or a series of laser treatments.
Whatever the state of your skin, the first step to a flawless complexion starts with a thorough examination and assessment of your individual skin problems.
Whether through chemical peels, microdermabrasion or laser therapy, Dr Kraft’s medical background and extensive experience treating adolescent and adult acne means achieving flawless skin is easier than you think.
For acne scarring a wide variety of treatments are available, ranging from chemical peeling, subcision, dermal filling, blood injection and non-ablative laser resurfacing such as the Laser Genesis or ablative laser resurfacing with the fractionated Ultrapulse CO2 laser. Some of these treatments can only be performed on light skinned clients, whilst others may be suitable for darker skinned clients.
These options, pricing, pros and cons can all be discussed in more detail with Dr Kraft during your consultation.
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