Acne, a common skin condition affecting millions worldwide, occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Resulting in pimples, blackheads, or whiteheads, acne often emerges during adolescence but can persist into adulthood. Understanding its causes, symptoms, and effective treatments is crucial for managing this condition and achieving clear, healthy skin

ACNE Introduction

Acne, medically known as acne vulgaris, manifests as various types of blemishes on the skin, including pimples, cysts, nodules, blackheads, and whiteheads. Primarily appearing on the face, neck, chest, back, and shoulders, acne can lead to discomfort, self-consciousness, and even scarring if left untreated. Factors such as hormonal changes, genetics, bacteria, and certain medications contribute to its development. Effective acne management involves adopting a comprehensive approach that addresses both the underlying causes and visible symptoms.

Here at The Grove Skin Clinic we are one of the very few Clinics that specialise in the treatment of Acne. We have worked hard to provide a variety of treatments that can be life changing for those suffering with this very common skin complaint

Treatments for Acne

At The Grove we specialise in helping those suffering with Acne, we deal with all aspect of treatment from diagnosis through to treatment and helping manage the psychological effects. Our treatments include:

  • Medical Grade Skincare is the first treatment modality, specific for acne skin, there is no point in considering physical treatments if medical skincare isn’t being used as this is what manages the Acne on a day to day basis.
  • Oral supplements specifically for hormonal Acne.
  • IPL which is light therapy and helps to kill the bacteria that causes Acne.
  • Medical facials using serums designed to assist with managing breakouts.
  • Mesotherapy for Acne
  • LED facial –  a different form of light therapy for Acne.
  • Sublative facial a skin resurfacing treatment thats deals with any scaring and skin unevenness.
  • Micro medical needling for scaring, skin tightening, collagen production and uneven skin tone.
  • Chemical peels to manage the Acne and help with the skins condition.

Acne Consultation Process

  1. Consultation: Schedule a consultation with The Grove to assess your skin condition, discuss your medical history, and determine the most suitable treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and concerns.

  2. Diagnosis: Through a comprehensive examination of your skin and possibly additional tests, the dermatologist will diagnose the type and severity of your acne, identifying any contributing factors or underlying conditions.

  3. Treatment Plan: Based on the diagnosis, the dermatologist will recommend a personalized treatment plan, which may include a combination of topical treatments, oral medications, professional procedures, and lifestyle modifications to effectively manage your acne.

  4. Follow-Up: Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your progress, adjust your treatment regimen if necessary, and address any concerns or side effects that may arise during the course of treatment.

  5. Maintenance: Achieving clear skin often requires ongoing maintenance, including adherence to prescribed medications, consistent skincare practices, and periodic dermatologist visits to prevent acne recurrence and maintain long-term skin health.