Clinical Acne Treatments Perth
Dermedica provides clinical grade acne treatments including prescription medicines for severe acne, as well as treatments to reduce acne related scarring.
For more information please email or call our clinic to discuss your needs.
- Doctor prescribed medicines for severe acne. Visit Dr Teh in our Perth clinic for an assessment of the severity of your acne & scarring if any, its causes, and appropriate prescription medicines if required.
- Clinical grade Acne Creams
- Learn more about facial peels
- Learn more about micro dermabrasion
How to Get Rid of Acne Scars
Fractional Resurfacing for Acne Scar Removal
Fractional resurfacing is a groundbreaking technology which is particularly effective at treating bad acne scarring on the face and other areas. It uses a grid like pattern of radiofrequency energy to trigger regrowth of new skin cells, collagen and effectifvely results in a resurfacing process within the skin.
About Acne, Scarring and Treatments
Acne is a common skin condition that can affect people of all ages, though especially so during the teenage years, however the scarring from severe acne can affect one’s appearance for a lifetime.
The good news is that with advancements in research and technology, most forms of acne scars can be treated with specialised skincare and in-clinic cosmetic treatments.
Acne scars generally take the form of
- Brown (pigmentation) scars,
- Reddening caused by inflammation,
- Uneven and indented (dimpled or pockmarked) skin.
For acne scars that have not indented the skin but only discoloured the skin, some specialised serums or creams can help to even out the complexion.
For pigmented (or brown) scars, a skin lightening cream like the Aspect Dr Complete Pigmentation Serum (available in authorised clinic like Dermedica Cosmetic Clinic-Perth).
Hydroquinone is bleaching agent however due to its risk of causing skin irritation and may be carcinogenic, it has gone out of favour.
For red acne scars, try a low dose cortisone cream to reduce inflammation. Use the cortisone cream sparingly and only for a short period of time as overuse of this cream can actually induce acne. It is important to be under the supervision of a doctor who has experience treating acne and acne scars.
The use of an active Vitamin C serum like the Aspect Dr Active C is a great adjunctive serum in addition to a skin lightening serum like the Aspect Dr Complete Pigmentation serum to enhance the lightening effect of the coloured acne scars.
Best acne treatment for scars that have dimpled and indented the skin:
You will need in-clinic cosmetic treatments to fill and smooth out the acne scars.
Laser skin resurfacing is a popular choice to stimulate collagen which fills out the acne scars.
Fractional resurfacing using radiofrequency is one of the best acne scar treatment available because it has reduced side effects, less downtime and little to no discomfort.
Within 2 to 4 treatments you should notice an improvement in the smoothness of your skin.
For a fraction of the cost of Fraxel, fractional resurfacing using radiofrequency is a worthwhile acne treatment to consider.
Wrinkle filler has long been used to smooth out wrinkles and improve facial contours though not many people know that fillers can also be used to fill in the indentation of acne scars. The wrinkle filler treatment is especially useful for certain types of acne scars, so it is vital that you see a doctor who specialises in the treatment of acne scarring.