Acne Treatment

Acne is classified as either inflammatory or non-inflammatory acne.


Inflammatory acne is infected by bacteria, is more aggressive and can form nodules and cysts, whereas non-inflammatory acne is identified by papules (small lumps), blackheads and whiteheads.

Both types form when dead skin cells and other debris mix with excess oil from the sebaceous glands (sebum) near the surface of the skin to clog pores.

We treat both types of acne using our infrared photo thermal laser. The infrared aspect of the laser means it penetrates deep into the dermis. The photo thermal property generates good heat build-up. This causes thermal coagulation of overactive sebaceous glands which neutralises them and renders them incapable of producing sebum. Moreover, pores are unblocked and the bacteria responsible for inflammation and swelling of the skin is heated and destroyed.

Throughout this process, the surrounding skin structure remains safe from damage and this treatment is also safe on darker skins. 

Does it hurt?

You will feel warmth but not pain during your treatment.

How much does it cost?

Cost will depend on the extent of the area to be treated but as a guideline, both sides of a face will cost $300 per treatment. Treatments are spaced 2 weeks apart.

How many treatments will I require?

The number of treatments required will depend on the severity of your acne. This is something we can assess at your free consultation.

Is there anything I need to think about before or after treatment?

We are unable to treat those who are using retinoids, taking photosensitive medication, pregnant or breastfeeding. Post-treatment, we request you either keep out of the sun, or use a 30+ SPF sunscreen.

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