Acne is a common skin condition that causes spots and bumps to appear on the skin. Acne can occur in people of all ages, but it most commonly affects teenagers and young adults. If you feel like acne is holding you back, our clinic can help you with acne treatment. We offer a range of treatments to help restore your confidence & achieve clear, healthy skin.
Identifying the current stage of your acne is key to finding the right acne treatment for your skin. The stages acne can progress through are:
Stage 1 (Whiteheads & Blackheads) – In this first stage, the pores of the skin become blocked by dead skin cells, which causes whiteheads or blackheads to develop (also known as comedones).
Stage 2 (Papules) – In the second stage, the whiteheads or blackheads are infected by bacteria on the skin and become pustules. Pustules are pus-filled pimples that can also contain sebum and bacteria.
Stage 3 (Cysts & Nodules) – In the third stage, infected lesions known as cysts and nodules form. These lesions can extend deep into the skin. In addition to being painful, cysts and nodules often leave behind acne scars. Cystic acne treatment can reduce the appearance of cysts and minimise the risk of scarring.
Acne is caused and exacerbated by a number of factors. Genetic predisposition plays a significant role in determining an individual’s cause of acne, but other common causes can include:
Determining the cause of your acne can help assist with determining your unique treatment plan. For example, if your acne is related to hormonal imbalances, hormonal acne treatment options will be sought out from our acne specialist.
Acne removal treatments can involve the use of laser and other methods to reduce active outbreaks and minimise scarring. If you’re seeking acne treatment or acne scar removal, we may recommend one of the following options:
Bay Medical Aesthetics is a trusted acne treatment clinic in Melbourne offering a range of safe & effective skin and acne laser treatment options for people of all ages. If you’re concerned about acne or acne scarring, our clinicians will thoroughly assess your skin, take the time to understand the causes of your breakouts, and recommend suitable treatment options. Contact our Bayside clinic today to arrange a complimentary consultation.