Acne is a condition results from excessive oil production from the oil glands in the skin, plugging of the pores, and the inflammatory action of skin bacteria. Features of acne include blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, pustules and cysts which may result in permanent scarring and skin discoloration. It is important to get effective treatment to prevent permanent scarring.

The inflammation associated with acne may produce changes in the colour of the skin. Redness or purple discoloration accompanying the acne will gradually settle once the acne has been brought under control. Laser treatment can reduce unwanted redness.

People who tan easily may develop brown discolouration. Minimizing sun exposure together with regular application of sunscreen and wearing wide-brimmed hats will help prevent further darkening of the skin. Creams that reduce pigment production and chemical peels can help reduce the discoloration.

Some people may even develop whitened patches from acne.

Treatments for active acne

Depending on the specific situation we may recommend HydraFacial – a very effective method of cleansing the surface of the skin, chemical peels, cosmeceuticals selected by Dr. Rosenthal for their effectiveness, photodynamic therapy, Blu-U, Laser Genesis, Microbotox or a combination of these.  At your consultation your skin condition will be assessed and we can create a plan for you.