Skin Clinic

Acne

This is a disease of the oil glands of the face, chest & back, that is mostly genetically predisposed. (fig. 1)
acne
Questions Answers
Are there any trigger factors? Yes. Age, (teens, and early- mid adulthood), stress, lack of sleep & poor diet.
Do cosmetic products affect acne? Yes. Overusing moisturisers & sunscreens help block the oil glands & trigger acne break outs.
What is the best treatment? The drug of choices is called 13-sic retinoic acid (roaccutane/ acnotin) in combination with antibiotics & gels & lotions usually for a 6-10 month course, to ensure a more long term result.
What about the acne scars? We prefer to use the CO2 Fractional laser to reduce acne scars.

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