Today, nearly every case of acne can be resolved. The key to getting rid of acne lesions and preventing new ones from forming lies in knowing that:
· Resolution takes time.
· What works for one person may not work for another.
Treatments that promise “fast,” miraculous” or “overnight” results often capture the attention of acne sufferers hoping for quick resolution. However, the fact remains that acne does not clear overnight. On average, 6 to 8 weeks are needed to see initial results. Once acne significantly improves or clears, continued treatment is needed to keep acne from re-appearing. If acne does not improve in 6 to 8 weeks, treatment may need to be adjusted as not every acne treatment clears every case of acne.
What is an appropriate treatment for one person may not clear another’s acne because many factors affect resolution, including the cause(s) of the acne, a person’s skin type and the kind of acne lesions present.
With so many factors affecting clearance and a multitude of treatment options available, our help can make a difference. Before deciding treatment, we consider several factors, including the severity of the acne, types of lesions present, co-existing conditions, as well as the patient’s age, skin type, lifestyle and motivation. The knowledge gained from considering these factors allows us to create effective individualized therapy that will resolve the acne over time and prevent new lesions from forming.
Sometimes we may combine two or more treatment options. Due to possible side effects, over-the-counter medications should not be combined unless directed by us.
Acne responds especially well to early treatment. We recommend that acne be treated early to maximize effectiveness as well as help prevent scarring.
Our different acne treatment possibilities are:
· IPL therapy
· LED-lamp therapy
· Chemical Peeling
· Radio Frequenzy therapy
· Elsa Hjeronymus, deep cleansing treatment