Acne

Acne

Acne development is triggered by the excessive production of sebum that becomes trapped in the hair follicles, resulting in bacterial infection of the sebaceous glands.

Acne is characterized by inflammation and the formation of comedones, milia, pimples, pustules, nodules or cysts. Shallow lesions are usually minor and heal quickly. In moderate or severe cases infected material may spread out into the surrounding tissue, causing inflammation. To prevent significant scarring acne should be treated in the early stages. Acne lesions commonly appear during puberty- mainly on the face, neck, chest, back and upper arms.

Contributing factors include heredity, hormonal changes, medications, environment, diet, constrictive clothing and makeup.

Treatment Options:

MICRODERMABRASION, CHEMICAL PEEL, PURELIGHT B, ELOS PLUS, GENTLEMAX PRO

Treatment Options

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a gentle, non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment. Fine mineral crystals are projected against the skin’s surface with Silhouet-Tone’s patented Turbo Flow System for gentle resurfacing of the epidermal layer with immediate improvement in overall skin appearance.

Microdermabrasion is a gentle, non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment.

Fine mineral crystals are projected against the skin’s surface with Silhouette-Tone’s patented Turbo Flow System for gentle resurfacing of the epidermal layer with immediate improvement in overall skin appearance.

Microdermabrasion improves the absorption rate of the optical energy and micro-current conductivity by removing up to 30% of the epidermis.

Microdermabrasion can be combined with other treatments including: Purelight B, Purelight G, Kinelift, Dermalift and transdermal delivery for optimum penetration of active ingredients.

Treatment Indication:
Fine lines and wrinkles, stretchmarks, skin rejuvenation, skin resurfacing, acne and mild to moderate acne scarring.

Treatment Protocol:
Requires a minimum of 5-6 consecutive treatment sessions 7-10 days apart. Monthly maintenance treatments are recommended.

Chemical Peels

The Miracle 10 is a non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment. Lactic and glycolic acids (AHA) of differing strengths are combined with an enzyme exfoliant for effective treatment of acne, dehydration, discolouration, dullness and signs of aging. Chemical exfoliation initiates cellular renewal, increases collagen production and epidermal density as a natural response to the healing process.

The Miracle 10 Peel Treatment

The Miracle 10 is a non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment that provides dramatic results with minimum downtime. Chemical exfoliant is applied to the face, neck or décolleté – the areas most frequently exposed to ultraviolet rays.

Lactic and glycolic acids (AHA) of differing strengths are combined with an enzyme exfoliant for effective treatment of acne, dehydration, discolouration, dullness and signs of aging.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) are light to medium strength chemical exfoliants with a blend of powerful ingredients.

They are applied directly to the skin’s surface to reduce the accumulation of damaged skin cells in the outer layer of the epidermis.

Chemical exfoliation initiates cellular renewal, and increases collagen production and epidermal density as a natural response to the healing process.

Skin type, the severity of the condition, and the desired outcome are considered when selecting the appropriate treatment. Miracle 10 treatments provide immediate improvement to the skin’s appearance.

For additional benefits Miracle 10 can be combined with other treatments.

Treatment Indications:
Acne, dehydration, discolouration, dullness and signs of aging

Treatment Protocol:
Requires a minimum of 5-6 consecutive treatments sessions required 7-10 days apart.

Monthly maintenance treatments are recommended.

Purelight B

PURELIGHT B – controlled wavelengths of violet light stimulate photo receptors in dermal layers producing singlet oxygen that attacks and destroys P. Acnes bacteria. Violet light phototherapy treatment has purifying and antibacterial properties.

The healing process helps to calm and minimize the sebaceous glands activity without thermally altering surrounding tissues.

The Derma-Pod is an advanced multi-application aesthetic station from Silhouette-Tone, a leading manufacturer in non-invasive aesthetic procedures.

PURELIGHT B – controlled wavelengths of violet light stimulate photo receptors in dermal layers producing singlet oxygen that attacks and destroys P. Acnes bacteria. Violet light phototherapy treatment has purifying and antibacterial properties.

The healing process helps to calm and minimize sebaceous gland activity without thermally altering surrounding tissues.

PURELIGHT B can be combined with other procedures including: extractions, microdermabrasion and chemical peels – for gentle skin resurfacing and transdermal delivery for optimum penetration of active ingredients.

Optical energy stimulates circulation, lymphatic drainage and oxygenation to prepare the target tissues – epidermis, dermis and muscle layer – for transfer of energy.

The repair process is initiated by stimulation of the body’s natural bio–electrical currents, resulting in accelerated cellular renewal, fibroblast activation and dermal remodeling, without causing injury to the epidermis. The transdermal delivery system increases penetration of active ingredients deeper into dermal layers.

Treatment Indications:
Mild, moderate to severe acne, comedones, milia, inflammation, infection, pimples, pustules, nodules and cysts.

Treatment Protocol:
Requires a minimum of 8-10 consecutive treatment sessions 1-2 times per week. 1-2 monthly maintenance treatments are recommended.

ACNE – ELOS PLUS

Broad spectrum light (blue, red and near infrared light) and bi-polar radiofrequency energy are optimally combined in each pulse and delivered to target tissues. The blue light spectrum attacks the P. Acnes bacteria in the sebaceous glands, reducing the bacterial count, healing inflammation and regulating the sebaceous gland activity.

Oxygenation and free radicals destroy the P-Acnes bacteria in the target tissues without causing injury to the epidermis. Red, infrared light spectrum and bi-polar radiofrequency initiate a thermal drying response to minimize sebum production resulting in visible improvement in textural irregularities and overall appearance of acne prone skin.

Elos Plus is state of the art multi-application platform from Syneron-Candela – leading manufacturers in noninvasive aesthetic procedures.

ELOS (electro optical synergy) – fractional radiofrequency and optical energy are optimally combined in each pulse and delivered to target tissues. Pre-heating the area with optical energy allows bi-polar radiofrequency to penetrate deeper into skin’s dermal layers without causing injury to the epidermis to ensure safe and effective treatment outcome.

Broad spectrum light (blue, red and near infrared light) and bi-polar radiofrequency energy are optimally combined in each pulse and delivered to target tissues. The blue light spectrum attacks the P. Acnes bacteria in the sebaceous glands, reducing the bacterial count, healing inflammation and regulating the sebaceous gland activity.

Oxygenation and free radicals destroy the P-Acnes bacteria in the target tissues without causing injury to the epidermis. Red, infrared light spectrum and bi-polar radiofrequency initiate a thermal drying response to minimize sebum production resulting in visible improvement in textural irregularities and overall appearance of acne prone skin.

Elos Plus uses an integrated contact cooling system for enhanced patient tolerance

Treatment Indications:
Active papular – papulopustular acne.

Acne Treatment Protocol:
Requires a minimum of 8-10 consecutive treatments sessions 1-2 times per week.

Maintenance monthly treatment is recommended.

Acne – GentleMax Pro

GentleMax Pro is a dual wavelength laser platform that combines two separate laser sources: 755 nm Alexandrite laser and a 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser in single delivery system.

Controlled amount of therapeutic energy is delivered individually or optically combined in each pulse and delivered to target tissues.

The thermal impact attacks the P. Acnes bacteria in the sebaceous glands, reducing the bacterial count, healing inflammation and regulating the sebaceous gland activity.

Cryogen cooling system is integrated for enhanced patient tolerance.

GentleMax Pro has been established as cutting-edge technology from Syneron-Candela – leading manufacturers in non-invasive aesthetic procedures.

GentleMax pro is a dual wavelength laser platform that combines two separate laser sources: 755 nm Alexandrite laser and a 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser in single delivery system.

Controlled amount of therapeutic energy is delivered individually (Alexandrite or Nd:YAG) or optically combined (Alexandrite and Nd:YAG) in each pulse and delivered to target tissues.

The thermal impact attacks the P. Acnes bacteria in the sebaceous glands, reducing the bacterial count, healing inflammation and regulating the sebaceous gland activity.

Oxygenation and free radicals destroy the P-Acnes bacteria in the target tissues without causing injury to the epidermis. Thermal drying response is initiated to minimize sebum production resulting in visible improvement in textural irregularities and overall appearance of acne prone skin.

Cryogen cooling system is integrated for enhanced patient tolerance.

Treatment Protocol:
Minimum 6 consecutive treatment sessions 4 weeks apart are required. Maintenance treatments are recommended.

Treatments may be combined for maximum results.