It is very hard to answer that question without seeing the skin. Please book a consultation with Acne Clinic Miraculum.
Within 30 min of a consultation we will be able to make an assessment of your acne stage, we will explore the underlying issues that might cause acne and we will be able to give you an idea about how many session you might need and what would be the approximate cost.
The cost for 30 minutes of the consultation is $60.00 but if you decide to proceed with the treatments that $60.00 will be forwarded towards your first treatment. Consultation fees are due at the time of booking.
It is different for each individual but in a lot of cases you can expect to see a visible improvement in a matter of 2 – 6 weeks of beginning treatments. It’s very important for acne suffers to be aware of this time frame so they don’t become too discouraged and give up on their treatment plan and skin care regimen before it’s had a chance to work properly.
Every case must be treated individually as no two people are the same and there are different factors to be taken into account before a course of treatment can be recommended. It’s always best to seek professional help in order to get your skin condition under control.
For more information about the types of acne treatments that are available at our Acne Clinic Miraculum please see acne treatments page on our website.
Yes. Always use products referred to you by your acne specialist, who not only helps you get your acne under control but also knows your skin very well and will be able to advice you with different products at different stages of improvement.
We recommend the use of creams and treatments for 4 to 8 weeks and then we would adjust the treatments and the skin care regimen accordingly.
In some cases it might. It is very important to have a balanced diet, and certainly foods high in fats and sugars are not good for the body in large quantities. In clients with severe acne dairy should be avoided. It is usually the hormones that occurred naturally in cow’s milk that might play a role in making ace worse.
The effects of stress can show up in the body in different ways, including changes in hormones that can lead to acne.
When an individual is stressed, glucocorticoids are released in excess. These glucocorticoids can cause sebaceous glands to secrete more oil which will worsen acne.
Regardless the common myth Acne is not caused by dirt or surface skin oils. If you scrub or rub your skin, it can actually worsen your acne. Vigorous and repetitive washing will only serve to redden and irritate the skin. You should wash your face 2 times a day with a gentle cleanser recommended by your acne specialist and then use appropriate acne therapies.
No, using the scrub irritates the skin, makes it more sensitive and spreads the bacteria from acne.
The time it takes for acne to clear really depends upon the treatment plan, products being used and the individual skin ability to heal. Usually it takes weeks or months for acne to improve on a treatment plan.
Adult acne is a condition that’s on the increase and statistics from the US show that it affects 25% of men and 50% of women at some point.
Adult acne can occur at any age and includes severe forms that affect the body as well as the face (more common in males).
Hormonal acne can occur as women get older and experience hormonal changes. Majority of women with adult acne do not have increased androgen levels but have an increased sensitivity to normal levels of androgens. Androgens tend to increase sebum in the sebaceous glands predisposing one to acne.
Some cosmetics can be to blame too.
Scarring is best prevented by treating acne. There are a number of ways to improve the scarring caused by acne. The treatment must always be individualized for each person. Treatment strategies we recommend include whitening serums, chemical peels or laser resurfacing. It is important that the acne be well controlled before any procedure is used for scarring.
It is important to use non-comedogenic skin care products as they have been formulated to not cause or worsen acne. The choice of cleansers and moisturizers should be made by your acne specialist.
It’s a myth that acne is caused by dirty skin. Although washing can help to remove dead skin cells and excess oil from the skin’s surface, frequent washing can actually irritate the skin even more, making it look worse.
So many of our patients have tried every product on the market claiming to cure and prevent acne – including alcohol-based cleansers and harsh scrubs, which again just irritate the skin and make the problem worse. Acne is actually caused by a variety of biologic factors that are beyond the control of washing, it’s important that you stick to the products routine that has been recommended for you by acne specialist.
It is our personal opinion and an experience of many of our patients that smart sun exposure helps acne.
When a follicle (your pore) becomes blocked, it behaves as a closed culture system from which bacteria cannot escape. From this point on the inflammatory response starts. To prevent reassuring inflammation extractions are necessary to keep pores empty so bacteria has no place to multiply.