All of us have experienced acne or are still suffering from it. For most people, this problem resolves quickly. For others, it’s a problem that continues well into adult life with recurrent outbreaks of redness, blackheads, and pimples that can lead to permanent scarring.
What Is Acne?
Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, is the most common skincare condition. It occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It is characterized by comedones, papules, nodules, pimples, and scars.
The most common areas for acne are:
Acne can also be emotionally scarring. We understand what our patients are going through, so let us help you at our Acne Clinic.
What Treatments Are Available?
At Richmond Medical Spa Club we have several effective treatments for acne and pimples. We start by assessing you for medically treatable causes of acne. It may be a matter of managing a medical condition such as a hormonal issue. There are also a number of medications and skin care products that can help.
If medications do not provide you with sufficient relief, there are a multitude of new treatments available to you thanks to the recent advances in aesthetic medicine. These treatments include:
- Broadband Light (BBL)
- Radiofrequency technologies
- Blue Light treatments
- Chemical Peels
- Intra-lesional medications to shrink the persistent cysts.
Visit Medical Spa Club To Treat Your Acne. Book your consultation today. Call us at 604-284-5501 if you have any questions. Our friendly trained staff will help you every step of the way.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Diet Play A Role In Getting Acne?
There is no strong correlation between acne and diet; however, some claim that high sugar diets can make acne worse.
Does Stress Cause Acne?
Yes, there is a link between stress and acne. Stress causes an increase in stress hormones, which contribute to getting acne.
Is It Bad To Pop Your Blemishes?
Yes. Squeezing blemishes may cause the pimple to rupture into dermis, sending the infected material deeper into the skin, resulting in more inflammation and possible scarring.
Can Acne Scars Be Treated?
Acne scarring can be addressed by using a combination of ablative, non-ablative, or fractionally ablative laser and RF resurfacing techniques, acid peels, (micro) dermabrasion, and intra-lesional injections to smooth-out and reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Acid Peels involve use of weak acids which can be brushed onto your skin for a strictly controlled time interval, and then neutralized or removed. This is used to safely dissolve the superficial layer of dead skin cells, thus stimulating deeper layers of skin to produce collagen and new cells, giving your skin a younger and more clear appearance. Acid peels are used for treatment of acne, to tighten skin pores, to decrease wrinkles, and to reduce skin blemishes.
Are Consultations With The Doctor Free?
We require your MSP card number for medical consultations to be complimentary.