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Change in weather means changes to the skin – Acne and skin congestion

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Change in weather means changes to the skin – Acne and skin congestion
  • Published

    October 16, 2015

  • Written by

    Dr Garth Dicker

Change in weather means changes to the skin. Warmer weather can cause an increase of sebum production in the pore, an increase in perspiration and can encourage bacterial growth on the skin. These changes contribute to follicular blockages resulting in clogged skin and flare ups of acne.

A variety of treatment options are available to treat skin congestion and acne including topical products, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser treatments, photodynamic therapy and combination treatments such as power peels and laser peels.

To decide on the best treatment plan for a particular individual’s skin condition we recommend a SKIN CONSULTATION with one of our experienced Dermal Clinicians. This involves a thorough assessment of your skin including skin analysis with the Reveal Imager. Treatment options are then discussed and a treatment plan formulated.

Topical products to assist with acne or clogged skin include:

SEBOCYTE Clear Cleansing Gel, Superlight Lotion 50+ and Soothing Hydragel. A multi-target kit that cleanses, reduces oil flow, unclogs pores and controls acne-causing bacteria.

Rationale Catalyst Skin Refining Serum reactivates vital youth enzymes through recalibration of the skin’s pH, enhancing radiance, firmness, hydration and clarity. By bringing skin pH back to youthful acidity, Pro-Vitality + Pro-Luminosity enzymes are activated. Skin looks and feels immediately resurfaced, smooth and luminous. Improves skin tone and texture and helps unclog pores and prevent breakouts.

Dermaquest DermaClear Serum clears and controls breakouts with a combination of Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids. Through an exfoliating mechanism it reduces the pore clogging oils.

Rationale DNA Reactivating Night Cream and Dermaquests A2 Serum is a potent DNA Enzyme Repair formula fortified with Vitamin A for overnight nourishment and reanimation. Three forms of Vitamin A work synergistically with the DNA Repair Enzymes to target skin DNA damage and nurture cellular regeneration processes. The highly potent, time-dose-release retinoid complex targets skin cells via their receptors to assist in DNA repair and skin rejuvenation processes as well as Smooths, clarifies and uncloggs skin.

Rationale Immunologist Niacinamide Serum and Dermaquests Niacinamide Youth Serum delivers skin clarity and calmness. Vitamin B3 boost the skin’s immune responses, helps normalise melanin production and targets existing pigmentation. Niacinamide helps protect skin immune functions and helps regulate sebum production.

DermaClear Cleanser is specially formulated with mandellic acid that is ideal for all stages of acne, yet is particularly beneficial for breakouts. Enzymes, plant extract and willow bark clam and soothe irritated skin as tea tree oil assists in calming irritated blemishes for faster clearing.

Dermaquest DermaClear Clarifying Pads help remove impurities and excess oil from the skin. Fortified with 5% Salicylic Acid which penetrates the skin to reduce impactions and clogged pores

Treatments performed by our Dermal Clinician to help treat acne and clogged skin condition include:

  • Peels- Salyclic acid, Lactic Acid, Retionol, Jessner Peels
  • Laser Treatments- Q-switch Nd:YAG, Genesis laser
  • Power Peels- microdermabrasion and a Peel
  • Laser Peels- microdermabrasion, laser and a peel
  • Photodynamic Therapy

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