Getting rid of acne can be a long process. It is important to be patient as effects may sometimes take a few months to show. Unless you experience severe side effect like an allergy (which is rare), it is best to devote sufficient time to one regimen before giving up and moving to the next. There are numerous laser clinics in Australia that provide treatment for acne and scars.
Medicines for acne
Non-prescription medicines: There are many over-the-counter medicines such as Benzoyl peroxide and Salicylic acid that come in many forms, lotions, soaps, gels and creams for instance. These work by killing the acne causing bacteria, drying up the oil and making your skin peel.
Prescription medicines: Retinoid gels and creams also work well. They should be applied once a day and you should apply a strong sunscreen or stay away from the sun’s rays as it increases your chances of getting sunburnt. Topical antibiotics and antibacterial gels are a good way to kill the bacteria strains that cause acne. Cortisone is injected into the pimples that make them become flat faster. Oral antibiotics like tetracycline, minocycline and other oral antibiotics are also useful for treating acne.
Contraceptives are known to have a certain degree of effect on reducing acne. Spironolactone is a drug that blocks certain hormone receptors. It helps women resist acne. But there are certain side effects with these medicines.
Laser acne treatment
Lasers are great for treating acne. It is one of the more contemporary alternatives for getting rid of acne. They can be used by themselves or with certain photosensitizing dyes. Most laser clinics in Australia provide this treatment. There are various acne treatment programs that combine different medications with the laser treatments. This gives patients more options regarding the price and type of treatment they want. The first phase usually uses the laser to destroy the bacteria and then the sebaceous glands are shrunk with the help of the lasers.
When acne does not heal or turns into cysts, they need to be surgically removed. This is usually done alongside a chemical peel, which help remove eruptions and scars. Sometimes it is necessary to drain cysts. Chemical peels by themselves are not extremely effective, although their utility increases greatly when combined with other methods. All these procedures are performed at beauty centers that offer other laser treatments like wrinkle treatments and skin needling for instance.