Acne is a chronic disease which is difficult to eliminate and requires comprehensive measures. It mainly affects adolescents, but adults also suffer from it more and more these days. It is associated not only with hormonal disorders, but also with an improper diet, stressful lifestyle and environmental pollution. It also happens that people who did not have any problems with the complexion in their teenage years begin to suffer from this disease in their adulthood.
Traditional methods of treating severe acne usually involve antibiotic therapy and oral administration of vitamin A derivatives. Unfortunately, such therapy puts a heavy burden on the body. Medicines must be taken for at least several months. Antibiotics contain tetracycline derivatives, which have a negative effect on the digestive system, and taking vitamin A in large amounts requires detailed blood tests, as it can cause many undesirable side effects. In addition, it often happens that oral antibiotic treatment gives short-term effects, and then acne returns. Meanwhile, you can achieve equally good results using the methods of aesthetic medicine and cosmetology without burdening the body in any way.
First of all, it is worth remembering that effective acne treatment should be based on an in-depth patient history. At Triclinium, we evaluate what types of changes the patient has and carry out a detailed analysis of their lifestyles. We often recommend taking food tests to check whether the patient is hypersensitive to a given ingredient in the diet. Sometimes we refer our patients to hormonal tests. This way, we are looking for factors that cause acne in the patient. Then we try to eliminate them with appropriate actions so that the patient can enjoy nice complexion again.
At Triclinium, we have developed a proprietary method of treating this disease. It is based largely on the appropriate application of laser therapy individually selected depending on the degree of acne development in the patient. For the treatment of active acne, our specialists use:
- copper bromide laser – its radiation reduces the number of bacteria responsible for the formation of inflammation and normalizes the work of the sebaceous glands, thanks to which the existing changes heal faster and new ones do not appear; the treatment works locally, therefore it does not cause systemic side effects, and bacteria do not become resistant to radiation (as is often the case with antibiotic therapy); it has a biostimulating effect, activating the natural defense mechanisms of the skin, including against acne-causing bacteria
- medical peels, e.g. Perfect Derma Peel – exfoliate the epidermis and upper layers of the dermis; performed regularly on the entire surface of the skin, they stimulate its reconstruction, restoring its original structure; treatments selected especially to treat blackheads and papules, the removal of which usually requires an exfoliating stimulus; allow to act deeply and evenly on the entire surface of the skin affected by acne; exfoliation of the skin also allows the laser therapy to work more intensively/effectively
- photodynamic therapy – it consists in applying a dedicated chemical compound to the skin, which penetrates the sebaceous glands; then irradiating the skin with a laser; it reduces the number of bacteria responsible for the formation of inflammation and normalizes the work of the sebaceous glands, thanks to which the existing acne lesions heal faster and new ones do not recur
Acne develops and worsens gradually, and so does its treatment. There is no method that can remedy it in a short time. Laser acne treatment in adults usually takes 3 to 6 months. Despite the long time, the therapy is completely safe for the body. The durability of the effects often depends on the elimination of additional acne triggers, such as changing the diet or regulating hormone levels.
In order for acne treatment to be effective, apart from therapy in an aesthetic medicine clinic, proper daily home care and regular cosmetic therapy are also necessary. It is advisable to maintain strict facial hygiene and systematic gentle exfoliation of the epidermis. At Triclinium, we support acne-prone skin with treatments such as:
- chemical peels – exfoliating treatments with the use of bactericidal salicylic, azelaic or almond acid; are selected individually to the patient’s skin condition; regulate the secretion of sebum and the work of sebaceous glands; remove dead, callous epidermis, thanks to which the pores do not clog and inflammation does not arise;
- IPL – its radiation reduces the number of bacteria responsible for inflammation, thanks to which the existing acne lesions heal faster and new ones do not form; it has a biostimulating effect, thanks to which it activates the skin’s natural defense processes, including mechanisms that protect against acne-causing bacteria
- Black Doll laser carbon peeling – the treatment involves covering the skin surface with a colloidal carbon suspension, which is then irradiated with laser light; activated carbon solution attracts and absorbs toxins, excess sebum and callous epidermis, thus cleansing acne-prone skin, reducing enlarged pores; this element also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties;
- cavitation peeling – gently removes dead, calloused epidermis by cavitation, thus cleansing the skin; the antibacterial effect of ultrasounds supports anti-acne therapy
- oxybrasion – is an oxygen peeling intended for people with acne-prone, but very sensitive skin; a non-invasive procedure, in which a pressurized air spray with saline “washes off” dead epidermal cells from the surface of the skin, thus cleaning it off anaerobic bacteria
- plasma spray – plasma application onto the skin, i.e. ionized matter with low energy, which leads to its strong and non-invasive disinfection (sterilization) by causing ozone to form on its surface; it has a bactericidal and anti-inflammatory effect, thus reducing the number of acne lesions
- LED light phototherapy – irradiating the skin with light of a specific wavelength and low energy, which has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties; accelerates skin regeneration process; reduces the oiliness of oily and combination skin
- proprietary manual skin cleansing – an effective method for quick cleansing of the skin, usually used in the case of blackhead acne; properly made, it facilitates cleansing and restoring the normal structure of acne skin
- cosmetic care treatments – we offer treatments whose main purpose is to regulate the work of sebaceous glands and restore the hydro-lipid balance of the skin, necessary for its proper functioning also in the case of acne
In addition to using aesthetic medicine or cosmetology treatments, a key step in the treatment of acne, especially in adults, is to look at the patient’s diet and correct it if necessary.
- dietary consultation – a thorough analysis of the patient’s diet in order to introduce nutritional modifications aimed at treating acne
- MRT test – a method of detecting food hypersensitivity, determining the degree of white blood cells’ reaction to particular foods (blood test); the purpose of the study is to reveal food ingredients or whole products, the consumption of which causes inflammation in the body and which may indirectly contribute to the formation of acne lesions