Acne is one of the most common conditions that we treat. It is a condition characterized by blackheads and whiteheads, increased sebum secretion, overgrowth of an acne bacterium called P. acnes and is hormonally stimulated. Most acne sufferers have normal hormones but their skin is extra sensitive to these hormones and prone to acne.
Just as there is a range of mild to more severe acne, fortunately for acne sufferers, there is a range of treatment options that address both the inflammatory pimples as well as treatments to correct the aftermath of acne such as scarring and discolourations.
At Cosmedica, the Clear Skin Clinic was created, recognizing a need for a comprehensive and concerted approach to help our patients with problematic skin. Isolaz is our most popular treatment followed by salicylic Micropeel Plus, Photodynamic therapy and laser treatment with the Excel V laser. While Accutane is the gold standard of treatment, many patients do not wish this drug, which in part is why we have established our Clear Skin Clinic to review alternative options. Home care and office treatments work hand-in-hand. Fraxel laser and LaserGenesis are our most popular treatments for acne scarring.