When it comes to skin disorders, many of us have experienced at least one of these big three: acne, eczema, or rosacea. Even though each of these is a common issue, they can be frustrating and uncomfortable to deal with, and finding effective solutions can be difficult. If you’re looking for solutions for your skin ailments, we can help you!
At The Skin Department, our team of professionals are experts in the field of appearance medicine. In this blog, we elaborate on each of these conditions and share effective treatments to minimise them.
Acne is the most common form of skin disorder which affects the skin’s oil glands and hair follicles. Pimples are a symptom of acne and occur when sebum and dead skin cells clump together, essentially blocking the hair follicle. Because acne can often be triggered by hormonal changes, it can be a source of anxiety for teens during puberty, but it can also continue for adults as well.
Eczema, otherwise known as Atopic dermatitis, is another common skin condition. While the exact cause of eczema is not known, it often develops at an early age and can be related to the immune system, genetic disposition, and environmental factors. Dry, scaly, and itchy, eczema can be irritating to deal with; it can appear on the face, hands, and feet, as well as in folds of the skin (e.g. elbows or knees).
Superficially, rosacea resembles teen acne but occurs for adults. While rosacea is most commonly seen in women over 30, symptoms can develop for men as well. It is a chronic inflammatory condition, characterised by redness, swelling of the face, dilated blood vessels, and pimples.
It is important to note that although the causes of rosacea are still unknown, it is not a result of poor hygiene. It is believed to be connected to hereditary and environmental factors.
Our Skin Care Treatments for Acne, Eczema, and Rosacea
While acne, eczema, and rosacea are common issues many of us deal with on a daily basis, they can be uncomfortable to say the least, and they can play on our insecurities and negatively impact our self-esteem as well. For those looking for effective, clinically-proven treatments for skin conditions, you’re in the right place! At the Skin Department, we provide a wide range of effective treatments for these conditions.
Intensive Pulsed Light (IPL)
IPL, otherwise known as Intensive Pulsed Light, is an excellent option for colour correction and overall skin rejuvenation. IPL treatment improves the skin by minimising or even completely removing red veins, brown pigmentation, general redness, or rosacea. ILP also stimulates collagen production in the skin, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and pore size.
Laser genesis gently heats up the skin using a multi-pulse technique, which deeply yet gently stimulates the skin to encourage collagen production. Laser genesis is an excellent on-the-go treatment which can be used to not only combat early signs of ageing, but also promote a radiant complexion, and reduce acne, pore size, and redness in the skin. This treatment requires minimum down-time, so it is perfect for bustling individuals with a busy lifestyle.
Dermal needling or skin needling is the ideal treatment for ageing, acne-prone, and scarred skin. This treatment has a rejuvenating effect and can aid in the prevention of ageing, particularly in the upper and lower eyelids as this area tends to be the first to show signs of ageing. At the Skin Department, we use the SkinPen, which is the only medical-grade, FDA approved device approved for skin needling. This ensures the quality, precision, and delicacy of our treatments as we can adjust the needle depth easily to cater to different parts of the face.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP therapy, otherwise known as Platelet Rich Plasma, uses cutting edge technology to promote the body’s natural healing processes. This is a great treatment for a wide range of skin conditions and is well-loved for its natural rejuvenation and regeneration abilities. PRP therapy is an excellent choice of treatment for increasing skin thickness, reducing scar visibility, and treating rosacea and acne. It also stimulates collagen production and is great for hair loss as well.
At The Skin Department, we also offer a range of superficial peels. A face peel often uses a type of acid, such as lactic acid or salicylic acid to break down the top layer of the skin. This process leaves the skin feeling fresh and new. Peels are used to address fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged clogged pores, pigmentation, and acne. They are a quick and easy treatment you can even get done during your lunch break.
While commonly used to treat melasma, the rapid lightening action of a dermamelan peel can be used to treat all types of pigmentation issues and blemishes. After a dermamelan peel treatment, the skin will undergo a ‘peeling process’ and make a full recovery within a week to ten days. Over the following weeks, the skin will continue to improve, and patients typically notice their best results at 4 to 6 weeks. These results can be sustained with the right aftercare diligence.
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While skin disorders are not the end of the world, for many of us, they can be a source of anxiety and insecurity. At The Skin Department, we want you to feel confident and beautiful on the inside and out. All treatments we offer are safely performed with the latest industry technologies and by medical professionals, so you can rest assured that you are in the best of hands! No matter your skin ailment, we can help you achieve your best results.
Book an appointment with one of our specialists today to discuss your concerns and treatment options for you.