We now know more about controlling acne than ever before. The secret to managing acne is prevention — stopping this condition before it exhibits visual symptoms. Once you have found an acne treatment that helps you accomplish this, it's important to stick with it. Even after pimples disappear, you may need to continue treatment to keep new blemishes at bay. It's also crucial to begin treatment as soon as the first signs appear; the sooner you address your acne, the less likely you are to experience permanent damage to your skin.
Caci provides thorough acne treatments:
Acnelux Blue Light Therapy
There is a pain free non-invasive approach to the control of acne for all age groups.
The Acnelux treatment is based on blue light therapy and works by bathing the skin with a special wavelength of pure light. This special wavelength and intensity of light has been found to create a toxic environment for the bacteria which cause acne. The bacteria die and the incidence of new acne decreases. A secondary effect of this light is that it stimulates the body’s natural repair mechanisms to further assist skin recovery. Clients visit Caci twice a week for four weeks. During the appointment the client sits or lies down and is bathed in this special light for 20 minutes. There is no sensation. You will see some improvement at two weeks and you will see some at four weeks but the full impact of the treatment is progressive and goes on after your light therapy course has been completed.
A micro-epidermal skin abrasion treatment, the “Miracle” system, delivers a controlled stream of inert micronized crystals. The speed of delivery and the abrasive nature of the crystals work together to gently remove the epidermal skin cells layer by layer. The result is skin that is instantly smooth and fresh, promoting new skin and collagen growth.
Research has shown that the process leads to a dramatic improvement in the texture and appearance of the facial skin, with benefits to acne scarring, acne prone skin, blemishes, pigmentation, sun damage and tired, dull skin.
Treatment takes approximately 30 minutes and you can continue your daily activities straight after your treatment.
People experience different types of scarring from acne, and every person is left with different facial topography. Therefore, acne scar treatment must be addressed on a case by case basis. No single treatment is right for everyone.
Collagen Induction Therapy or Dermal Rolling is a medical treatment for the skin that aims to improve texture, lines and wrinkles, scarring and skin tightness, by encouraging production of new collagen.
How does it work?
The Dermal Roller is a surgical instrument with nearly 200 extremely fine micro-needles of medical grade stainless steel. These fine needles cause tiny micro-wounds within the dermis layer of the skin. The skin reacts in much the same way as it reacts to any other inflammation; additional production of collagen tissue is stimulated over time. The new collagen develops on top of the dermis and underneath the epidermis. In the course of the next three months this collagen is then transformed from collagen-type III to type I, resulting in increased fibre strength and elasticity and a thicker tissue layer. This new collagen production may reduce the appearance of skin depressions when dermal rollers are applied to lines wrinkles and scars, including depressed acne scars.
Since getting rid of acne scars is a complex process, often several of the treatments listed above will have to be combined to produce the best results.
Murad Skincare and Facials
Clarifying Enzyme Facial Treatment - Murad’s professional strength acne treatment is scientifically formulated to improve skin clarity and reduce acne blemishes while soothing redness and inflammation. This facial combines exfoliating natural fruit enzymes, antioxidants, and hydrating agents to open clogged pores for deep cleansing and extraction without irritation. This facial improves all skin types experiencing breakouts. From severe acne to occasional hormonal breakouts, the Clarifying Enzyme Facial delivers excellent results for both teens and adults. Also available for breakouts on the back and chest.
Murad Topical Acne Products
Murad complete range of acne products balance oil production to soothe inflammation without drying skin. Achieve clear, beautiful, healthy looking skin in less than four weeks. Purchase online at Murad.co.nz or from Caci clinics.
Cellex-C topical vitamin C is very useful in the treatment of acne. Cellex-C is available from Caci clinics.