How to treat acne:
A blocked pore will usually appear as a blackhead, unless infection has set in, in which case they will appear as whiteheads or pimples. Picking, squeezing, or touching the pimples is very tempting, although should be avoided as this can cause further inflammation and contribute to the spreading of the infection to healthy pores exaggerating the condition. Untreated acne, or acne that has been severely disrupted through picking may lead to permanent scarring. Thankfully, acne can be successfully managed by way of deep cleansing, exfoliation, some mild to moderate peels (depending on the severity of the condition), and a recommended skincare regime.
To treat acne, the type of acne must be determined by your dermatologist of skin doctor. Book in for a consultation for our medical team to give you a free acne consultation here.
For severe acne types of treatment may include:
- Topical retinoids
- Medical grade skincare
- Diet and lifestyle recommendations
- Prescription drugs
When treating acne its important to select the correct skincare ingredients,apply moisturizers and avoid from over exfoliation. At VIVA we guide all patients thru our acne kits and systems to ensure maximum results and aim to decrease treatment discomfort.