Acne and Acne Scars

Acne is a disorder that causes outbreaks of skin lesions commonly called pimples. Acne lesions occur mostly on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. It is the most common skin disease. Although acne is not a serious health threat, severe acne can lead to disfiguring and permanent scarring. Acne does not just revolves around teenagers. There are plenty of adults that suffers from acne upon entering the workforce either.

So what’s causing those embarrassing zits today? One culprit: changing hormone levels. This includes premenstrual dips (aka period pimples), and fluctuations that occur during peri-menopause. Cosmetics, your skin-care regimen, and lifestyle choices may also be to blame, as well as factors you’ve never considered.

Most commonly, acne are also formed as a result of the accumulation of oil production of the skin’s forefront, build-up of dead skin cells and clogged pores, as well as bacteria formation on the skin.


• Topical medications
• Oral antibiotics
• Diamond Peel
• Shining Peel
• Chemical Peel

Acne Scars
• Fractional Co2 Laser
• TCA Peel
• Erbium YAG Laser
• Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment (PRP)
• Microneedling

Frequently Asked Questions

When Should I Consult with Specialist?

You should consult with a specialist when:

  • Your acne makes you shy or embarrassed.
  • The products you’ve tried have not worked.
  • Your acne is leaving scars or darkening your skin.

How can I prevent my acne from worsening?

You can prevent your acne from worsening by:

  • Washing your face twice a day with an oil-free cleanser.
  • Remove makeup and clean your skin thoroughly before bed.
  • Eat a healthy diet with minimal refined sugar.
  • Reduce stress.
  • Let your skin heal naturally. If you pick, pop or squeeze your acne, your skin will take longer to clear and you increase the risk of getting acne scars.

Keep your hands off your face. Touching your skin throughout the day can cause flare-ups.

Should I stop wearing makeup if I have acne?

You don’t have to stop wearing makeup altogether, but you might try switching brands or going with a different type. Look for cosmetics and toiletries with the label “non-comedogenic,” meaning that they don’t clog pores.

What acne treatments are best for me?

That depends on many factors: your age, whether you’re male or female, how severe your acne is, and how long you’ve had it, among others. There are several options available.

For mild to moderate acne, many dermatologists will start with a combination of a topical cream or gel containing either a retinoid or benzoyl peroxide along with a topical antibiotic. For more inflammatory acne, an oral antibiotic may be added. For more significant cases of acne, women may be placed on birth control pills.

Severe cases of acne may be treated with the drug isotretinoin, which is very effective. However, side effects and blood abnormalities must be monitored monthly and requires registration with the FDA to obtain a prescription. There are also various types of light or photodynamic therapies available.

Will my acne ever go away?

Most often, acne will go away on its own at the end of puberty, but some people still struggle with acne in adulthood. Almost all acne can be successfully treated, however. It’s a matter of finding the right treatment for you.

Fine Lines & Wrinkles

As we age, it is inevitable that our skin wont be as flawless as it once was.

The most common signs of aging are wrinkles and fine lines. Fines lines are caused by the natural breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin combined with ageing and other factors such as sun exposure, pollution, smoking, lifestyle, lack of sleep and genetics.

Youthful skin is usually tight, elastic and plump. However, skin may start to sag as early as mid-twenties, depending on an individual’s lifestyle.


Fine Lines & Wrinkles
• Medical Grade Skincare
• Topical Medications
• Erbium YAG
• Fractional CO2 Laser
• Anti-Wrinkle Injection
• Dermal Fillers
• Thread Lift

Frequently Asked Questions

What Causes My Skin To Age Prematurely?

There are many factors which cause premature skin ageing, and most of them are related to lifestyle.

Some of the major causes include:

  • An unhealthy diet
  • Excess alcohol consumption
  • Nicotine
  • Psychological stress
  • UV radiation in sunlight

These factors provoke the increased formation of free radicals which are the major cause of premature skin ageing.

By making lifestyle changes you can prevent premature ageing signs like fine lines and wrinkles. Always take care when you’re out in the sun and use products with sun protection for your skin type. We recommend using a day cream with high SPF protection.

Does Stress Contribute To Skin Ageing?

Our bodies react to stress in the same way they have reacted to potential dangers for thousands of years – by releasing hormones that respond to an immediate and short term threat. Today stress plays a more constant role in many of our lives. Our bodies are constantly producing these hormones and this makes our skin age faster. The most prominent hormone in the stress response is cortisol.

Cortisol can influence the breakdown of collagen, the most prominent part in deeper layers of the skin. Changes in collagen structure and amount can result in wrinkle formation, but an anti-ageing cream containing creatine will support collagen production and help prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

When Should I Start Using Anti-Ageing Cream?

The skin ageing process is very individual and can be influenced by many different factors. One can say, that from the age of 25-30 you should start to give your skin the protection it needs. UV filters and adapted anti-ageing ingredients, such as creatine and hyaluronic acid, are therefore essential.

Skin type and age play an important role in choosing the best face cream. Creams are often designed with a particular skin type or age group in mind and contain ingredients that support the skin’s specific needs.

When Should I Start Using An Eye Cream?

Skin ageing is very individual and depends on different factors. The first lines to appear are those around the eyes, because this is where the skin is at its thinnest. Even younger people suffer from dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. It makes sense to start using an eye cream as soon as you start to see the first fine lines. For some people, the use of eye cream before they turn 30 is beneficial.

When Will I See The Effects Of An Anti-Ageing Cream?

This depends in general on the skin type, the age and the condition of the skin. There are immediate effects you can see and feel – fine lines are reduced and the skin is moisturised and smooth. For your anti-ageing cream to work to its full potential, you should apply it regularly and throughout your life.

Pigmentation & Uneven Skin Tone

Pigmentation or brown spots as they’re more commonly known – are caused by your skin’s arch nemesis, aka the sun. It occurs due to an increase in the number of pigment-producing cells in the skin, or the pigmented substance they produce called melanin.

Pigmentation can manifest in a number of ways including Melasma, freckles and Age Spots, or Chloasma, and more. It can be made worse by the use of inappropriate products on the skin (such as alcohol in fragrances) and continuing sun exposure.

Melasma is one such skin pigmentation condition commonly experienced by women, especially during pregnancy, hence the nickname “mask of pregnancy”. It presents as brown patches on sun-exposed areas of the face, such as cheeks, bridge of nose, forehead and upper lip.

Freckles are small flat brown spots arising on the face and other sun exposed areas, often seen in fair skinned people, but they can be inherited by those with darker skin as well. Usually, freckles appear around the age of five and tend to fade in adulthood.

Age spots possesses no threat, but they are unsightly, especially when they appear on the face, arms, and other visible areas. We can’t stop the clock, but we can certainly help you to age gracefully and keep your spirits young.


• Oral Medication
• Medical Grade Skin Care
• Topical Medications
• Retinol Peel
• Q-Switched Laser
• Fractional Co2 Laser
• Whitening Peel
• Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment (PRP)

Pores & Skin Texture

As we age, environmental factors and sun damage along with genetics and the natural aging process will begin to show their effects on our skin. From uneven texture to enlarged pores, the effects of aging are different for everyone. But uneven skin and enlarged pores are two of the main reasons we look older than we feel. There are many factors that contribute to uneven texture including hyperpigmentation, acne, scarring, hormonal shifts, and many other conditions.

Enlarged pores are often the main culprit behind uneven texture and may even highlight lines and wrinkles. Pores are the openings of hair follicles and each one contains a sebaceous gland, which produces your skin’s oils. Some people are born with large pores, while others notice their pores enlarge as they age. Pores can be enlarged when dirt, oil, and/or debris becomes trapped. Also, both acne and sun damage can cause the pores to appear larger and more noticeable.


Open Pores & Uneven Skin Texture
• Diamond Peel
• Microneedling
• Chemical Peel
• Fractional Co2 Laser

Hydration & Whitening

Fact: luminous, dewy skin never goes out of style, we know this. We also know that maintaining radiance isn’t always easy, and the reality is there are reasons your skin is missing that so-called glow. Our skin constantly sheds dead cells, but if the process isn’t working efficiently, your complexion can take on a dull, unhealthy, tired appearance that emphasizes wrinkles.

It’s the little things can make the biggest difference when it comes to your complexion. Dry skin is best treated from the outside-in. Inappropriate cleansing products, perfumes, excessive bathing or swimming, air-conditioning, prolonged sun exposure, weather changes and some other factors can determine how dry your skin will be.

Drinking water is important, but water doesn’t go straight to the skin. So, instead of shoving water down your throat, locking in moisture, improving the skin barrier function with proper care will help regulate cell growth and boosts cell renewal better.


• Medical Grade Skin Care
• Skin Boosters
• Diamond Peel

• Oral Supplements
• Q-Switch Laser
• Whitening Peel

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