Acne is a skin condition that causes symptoms including the formation of blackheads and inflammation. It usually occurs at a young age, but more and more adults also suffer from acne that never healed completely or has newly occurred. The areas of the body usually affected are the face, chest and back.
How does acne occur?
The skin condition develops due to a combination of various factors, such as increased sebum production, blocking of the sebaceous glands, hormonal influences and bacterial infection. In order to prevent scarring, we recommend treating it quickly.
What options are available to treat acne?
Nowadays, acne can be treated effectively and gently. A good treatment boosts confidence and the general well-being of the patient. In order to achieve the best possible effect, treatment is based on different factors:
Skin care and cosmetics
Cleansing and care products that meet the needs of the skin are essential for any acne treatment. Therefore, please consult one of our aestheticians. They also perform regular treatments to reduce the risk of scarring. These kinds of treatments are frequently covered by private health insurance but not statutory health insurance.
Topical treatments with ointments also have an important role to play. They reduce the size of pores and sebaceous glands, sebum production as well as the number of bacteria. Initially, they often cause temporary irritation, such as burning, redness and flakiness. This is not a sign of intolerability to the ointments; it is a known side effect that the skin usually gets used to after around two weeks and then improves.
Systemic treatment with tablets
For deep acne nodules, only using a topical treatment is not enough. This is why medication (tablets) is also prescribed for a limited period of time. There are special preparations specifically designed to meet the needs of the skin:
- Antibiotics can temporarily improve the skin. However, they have almost no impact on the long-term progression of the condition.
- Derivatives of vitamin A acid (Isotretinoin/Aknenormin/Roaccutane) are very successful in treating chronic or severe forms. The treatment lasts several months. It requires detailed instructions from the doctor and a good doctor-patient relationship.
The patented Kleresca® method uses light waves to treat acne. It emits fluorescent energy to stimulate the skin’s natural ability to repair itself. It is an innovative, painless and highly effective local treatment for severe acne with very few side effects and does not require medication. More information can be found here.
Removing acne scars
If acne is not treated properly or too late, this can result in scarring or an uneven complexion once it has healed. Both can be reduced very effectively with the fractionated CO2 laser in approx. 3 – 4 sessions. We also offer various skin peels that can also help fade acne scars.
Before every acne treatment, we arrange a consultation with our patients to get to know you and your problem, answer any specific questions and to find a suitable treatment approach together.