Acne is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease that results in whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, cysts, and nodules. While it is not dangerous, it can leave skin scars and affect confidence. Not just an issue that affects teenagers, it can also appear in adults on the face, back, chest, shoulders, and neck. While women have the option of concealing breakouts with makeup, men are often left to suffer through the problem bare-faced.
Due to varying causes of acne, at Esq. Clinic we take a multi-modality approach, using a range of skincare, light-based treatments, and clinical peels to suit the individual’s needs.
Often acne issues are a result of using incorrect ingredients for your skin type, so our first step is to prescribe the right active skincare products to treat acne topically.
Our laser treatment option safely penetrates deep into skin to effectively target overactive sebaceous glands and to reduce the risk of developing new acne inflammation or recurring infections within the same follicle. Our laser treatment also reduces the likelihood of acne scarring.
Chemical peels help address the build-up of dead skin and clear follicles that may have become blocked, inflamed and infected, which can lead to cystic acne.
Esq. Clinic uses a selection of lasers to heal acne-prone skin.
For active acne, the laser treatment can help reduce acne inflammation through photo-selective absorption and controlled heating to selectively destroy overactive sebaceous glands, plus accelerate the healing process and stimulate collagen remodeling, which is an important step in the long-term treatment of acne.
For acne scars, the laser light is absorbed by the top micro-layers of the skin to stimulate the production of new collagen in the dermis and help heal scar tissue and gently resurface skin.
Clinical peels are a non-invasive skin treatment for acne that renews damaged cells and speeds up cell turnover to encourage new skin cells to be produced from the basal layer up.
The Esq. Experience
At Esq. Clinic, before prescribing a specific acne treatment, we first consider all facets of your daily life to determine what the root cause of your acne is. While all skin is different, common internal factors that can cause acne include hormonal imbalances, skin bacteria, diet and stress, and additional external factors may be dirt, pollution, and the skin care products you’re using. Acne can be treated as often as bi-weekly until resolved. For best results, a combination of extractions, clinical peels, masks, LED, and laser treatments are used in alternation.