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Which Acne Treatment is Right for my Skin?

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It goes without saying that dealing with acne can do so much for an individual in terms of their personal wellbeing and comfort in their own skin. Acne scars can have a negative impact on your psychosocial wellbeing, causing anxiety, depression and a sense of morbidity. Of course, some individuals’ are more extreme than others, but approximately 80% of the population is affected by acne outbreaks between ages 11 and 30, with 95% of this number having been left with scarring.

It doesn’t have to be permanent, though. There are various products available that can reduce or in some cases completely heal scarring. However, it can be confusing as to what products will work for your skin and which treatments are right for you. So, here are some recommendations.

 

The Obagi Blue Peel Radiance

A salicylic acid skin peel treatment, the Obagi Blue Peel Radiance (BPR) primarily treats acne scarring. However, it can also treat breakouts, fine lines, photodamage and uneven skin complexion.

 

Is the Obagi BPR Treatment right for me?

An Obagi BPR, unlike some other methods of skin care resurgence, brings your skin complexion to life after only one treatment. The peel effectively exfoliates the damaged skin layers, leaving skin transformed and radiant with almost no waiting time.

The Obagi BPR is suitable for the majority of skin types. However, certain darker skin types such as Mediterranean, Asian, and African may have to use further produce on the skin after the treatment to reduce the chance of side effects. Therefore, definitely consult your doctor first.

 

Augmentation

Commonly used for bringing balance and refined proportion to the structural appearance of your face, augmentation is also an ideal treatment to successfully remove acne scars. The remedy involves injecting the face with collagen from other parts of the body in order to stimulate the body’s natural collagen to clear the scar.

 

Is Augmentation right for me?

Collagen augmentation would involve regular treatment – it is not a permanent solution. It has a projected effect of 6 months to 6 years, depending on how the body responds to the collagen, as well as the type injected.

 

Skin Boosters

Restylane Skin boosters are extremely effective at reducing the appearance of acne scarring and revitalising dehydrated skin.
Skin Boosters use Hyaluronic Acid, a substance naturally formed by the skin which increases hydration levels. This improves the skin surface texture and appearance through boosting Collagen and Elastin production in the deeper layers of the skin. Skinboosters invigorates the skin’s resistance and liveliness in a refined and gradual way.

 

Are Skin Boosters right for me?

Used for men and women of all skin types, Restylane Skin Boosters are versatile treatments typically used on the lower face area. A treatment popular with smokers, the Skin Boosters are commonly used to correct smokers’ lines. So, if your acne scars are widespread, then perhaps seeking an alternative treatment would be more appropriate.

 

Derma roller

The derma roller (alternatively called the derma stamp) looks a little bit like a small paint roller and is a device which is moved across the skin. The roller is covered with small needles which puncture the skin. It might sound painful, but the discomfort is mild. The needles trigger the healing process, allowing scar tissue to divide and break down, and for the skin to release substances which stimulate growth.

 

Is Dermaroller right for me?

Deeper scars may not completely disappear, but it is possible to smooth them out.

Most types of acne scar (grade 1-3 scars) can be significantly improved with a course of derma roller treatments.

Do not derma roll if your acne is active. Skin needling can spread bacteria and trigger a cystic breakout.

 

Obagi Nu-Derm System

A prescription strength skin system, Obagi Nu-Derm penetrates below the surface of your skin. This renovates skin cell functions at the cellular level and corrects the damage within. The treatment is one of the most effective ways to help diminish dark spots, sun damage and fine lines.

The system exfoliates old skin and restores pigment cells, leaving healthy, new skin that looks and acts younger.

 

Is the Obagi Nu-Derm System right for me?

This is a gradual process appropriate for Normal and Dry skin. But, it’s important to stick to a specific dose that’s recommended by your skin care professional.

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