Many of our patients feel embarrassed thinking that acne is something teenagers suffer from, but here at Skin Aesthetics, we have treated many adult patients and know that this is a common problem facing people of all ages. We understand just how damaging a breakout of acne can be to your self-confidence and want you to know that you are not alone.
Dr Qian (MD of Skin Aesthetics) and her team are here to help you regain your self-confidence, make your skin glow and put the smile back on your face!
Acne is caused when hair follicles in the skin become blocked. Sebaceous glands that are found near to the surface of your skin lubricate both the hair and skin to stop it from drying out by producing an oily substance called sebum.
If the glands begin to produce too much sebum, the excess oils can mix with dead skin cells that begin to form a plug in the hair follicles. Plugged follicles that are close to the surface of the skin, will bulge outwards, creating a whitehead. If the plugged follicle is open to the skin a blackhead will form.
These plugged hair follicles are the ideal environment for harmless bacteria which grow on our skin to thrive in. When these bacteria contaminate the plugged follicles, papules, pustules, nodules or cysts will grow.
We treat every patient individually, taking the time to understand what has happened to your skin, what you are currently suffering with and working towards preventing it happening again in the future to ensure your skin is shining and your smile is beaming.
In your consultation we will uncover past damage, assess your current symptoms and create a plan to ensure your skin looks great in the future.
With this approach treatments will typically combine courses of micro-needling to remove any lingering acne scars, chemical peels to get rid of your current redness and a course of proven skincare regimes that will you’re your face glowing.
Every person's skin is different and we use our medical knowledge and experience with skincare to ensure your treatment is tailored exactly to your needs.
Once you have booked your initial consultation at one of Skin Aesthetics clinics most convenient to you, you will meet with your Doctor who will examine your skin and ask questions to understand your acne problem in a holistic way. If it can be solved at home, we will give you suggestions on creams to use and other changes that you can make yourself.
If your acne problem is more complicated, we will work on the right approach for you. We take you through each step of your journey that will typically be a combination of micro-needling and chemical peels alongside clinically proven skincare products that will have you feeling great in your own skin again.
Chemical peels are a great treatment to help reduce and control the redness and inflammation acne causes while helping to regulate the oil producing glands.
Your face will first be cleansed and then your Doctor will apply the right chemical peel for your skin type to your entire face or the area to be treated. The time the peel will remain on will be determined by your Doctor, based upon your skin type and sensitivity. You will then have a neutraliser added to allow the peel to be removed before a gentle protecting cream is applied to your face.
After treatment your skin will be red and you will feel some tightness and perhaps some stinging, this is normal. Your skin should heal within two weeks but depending on how bad your acne has been fresh red skin may remain for up to a few months.
You might have heard microneedling be referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). This treatment significantly improves the appearance of the scars to your face that acne leaves behind.
Micro-needling works by harnessing your body’s own natural healing ability. Immediately after an injury to skin our bodies reuse damaged collagen and elastin fibres to produce healthy new ones, repairing the damage to skin.
Your skin will be numbed to ensure you are comfortable and don’t experience any pain in this treatment. Using a SkinPen, your Doctor will expertly create microscopic sub-cutaneous injuries that will stimulate new collagen generation without any bruising or injury to your face.
After the treatment your skin will be slightly red, similar to a sunburn and you may experience some skin tightening and slight sensitivity. This should completely disappear after three days and you will begin to see results within a few weeks.
Skin Aesthetics was founded by Dr. Qian Xu to set and maintain a high standard within the aesthetics industry. We believe that aesthetics is not about keeping up with current trends, but it is about having healthy, radiant skin, and maintaining your natural features for as long as possible. It is about bringing out the best version of yourself.
This is why we take a much more holistic approach, which not only will help you look great, but will also leave you feeling happier, and more confident over the long term.
Through our 3-step approach of Prevent, Rejuvenate and Enhance, one of our doctors will create a personalised treatment plan for you to give you the results you want within your budget, and teach you how you can maintain the results for as long as possible.