Acne is a condition in which the sebaceous glands in the skin become inflamed, resulting in the formation of pimples and painful swellings around these glands. This skin condition often begins at a young age but can persist or start in later years. It predominantly affects the face, chest, back, and shoulders, where anatomically the largest number of sebaceous follicles are located.
At Solution Clinic, we use IPL for the treatment of acne. If necessary, this can be complemented with a chemical peel and product recommendations. Our approach is aimed at managing the acne and/or minimizing the skin damage caused by it, such as scars and pigmentation issues. The choice of which treatment or combination of treatments to apply depends, in part, on the severity of the acne and the patient’s specific needs. A treatment plan is developed through collaborative consultation between the skin therapist and the client.
Depending on the gradation and form of the acne it is important to get acne under control first. We do this by tackling the bacteria with IPL or a chemical peeling. After that, the treatment can be focused on addressing the scars.
Number of treatments required
On average, 5 treatments are needed with an interval of 1 to 2 weeks. After that, a maintenance process will take place (if necessary) to keep the acne under control.
Treatment for acne on the face is typically fully or partially covered by supplementary insurance. For more information, please visit your health insurer’s website. In many cases, you can review your policy online, which outlines the fees covered by your current policy. All of our skin therapists are members of the Dutch Association of Skin Therapists and are registered in the Quality Register Paramedics.
Prior to a laser treatment, the skin therapist will prescribe a number of products available at the clinic to prepare the skin for the laser treatment. This may include a preparatory peeling. This preperatoir process ensures that the skin can be treated higher during the treatment and makes the laser penetrate deeper into the skin making this treatment more effective.
On the treatment area, the pulses destroy the acne bacteria. You will feel small pinpricks during the treatment, these will disappear immediately after the pulse.
After the treatment a slight swelling can occur and the skin can be red and sensitive. This will disappear after a few hours to a day. Make sure you treat the skin carefully in the first days after the treatment, never scratch the crusts.
Free intake interview
In a no-obligation intake interview in our clinic, you will receive all information and we will answer all your questions about the treatment. We will then give you an exact quote as well as an estimate of the number of treatments required. This is free of charge and discreet. You can always make an appointment with one of our skin specialists at a time that suits you, also in the evening, on Saturday and / or Sunday.Free intake interview
How does an acne scar form?
If you've had a severe inflammation, it can damage the skin and potentially leave an acne scar. The likelihood of developing a scar depends on the severity of the inflammation, the location (a scar on a mobile area can stretch and become more noticeable), and genetics. It may be genetically determined how susceptible your skin is to scarring.
What to do about acne scars?
The most effective method for removing deep acne scars is laser treatment. Fractional laser treatment stimulates skin renewal, resulting in smoother skin, improved skin texture, and the fading of scars.
What to do about scars from pimples?
If pimples have left red marks, it's essential to follow a good skincare routine. Additionally, you may consider getting a monthly peel with AHA or BHA, performed by a skin therapist. If this doesn't yield the desired results, it's also possible to fade the scars with a laser treatment.
How to get rid of acne scars?
Scars resulting from acne can be a real obstacle in daily life. With fractional laser treatment, you have an effective treatment option available that helps fade the scars. During this treatment, damaged tissue is stimulated, allowing healthy tissue to regenerate.
What types of acne scars are there?
- Rolling scars: These scars have a shallow indentation in the skin and are often wider than 4 to 5 mm. - Boxcar scars: These scars have a round or oval shape and have sharp edges. Boxcar scars can be deep or superficial. - Icepick scars: These are pinpoint scars and are often deeper in the skin. The scar has a V shape, also referred to as an ice pick.
How can I prevent acne scars?
The earlier the inflammation is reduced and the healing process is accelerated, the less likely acne scars are to form. Here are a few tips to prevent acne from leaving scars:
- Stay away from the skin. The most important tip, but also the most difficult advice. Squeezing and picking are the main causes of scarring.
- Consult a skincare specialist. Severe acne can be treated. Seek advice from a specialist.
- Soothe and care for the skin. Use skincare products tailored to your skin to reduce these skin issues.
At Solution Clinic, we offer effective solutions for treating acne and its associated scars. With our advanced treatments, we assist in skin recovery and regaining your confidence. We treat acne through laser therapy, acne therapy, chemical peels, or a combination of these treatments. Read more
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