Acne, also referred to as acne vulgaris, occurs when pores become blocked with excess oil, dirt, dead skin cells, or bacteria. This blockage can sometimes lead to inflammation. Although acne is most prevalent among teenagers and young adults, older age groups may also experience it. The condition can present itself in various forms, including:
Small, tender, red bumps called papules
Pustules or pimples with pus-filled tips
Whiteheads or blackheads, which are closed or open clogged pores
The causes of acne can be diverse, ranging from hormonal changes, genetic factors, and stress to dietary habits or side effects from certain medications.
Salicylic/ mandelic and glycolic acid peels help individuals with acne-prone skin. Our dermatologist offer personalised treatments to cater to each individual's skin type and concerns. Salicylic acid deeply penetrates pores and exfoliates the skin, helping to unclog them, while glycolic acid removes dead skin cells from the surface, stimulating collagen production and improving skin texture. These chemical exfoliation treatments can help alleviate inflammation, redness, and the appearance of acne scars, resulting in smoother, healthier, and clearer skin.
To get the most out of acne peels, it's important to consider your unique skin type and specific concerns. This will help determine how often you should get them, typically every two weeks. Rest assured that our dermatologist will carefully assess your needs during the consultation and recommend the best frequency for you.
The duration of the results can differ significantly, with aftercare practices playing a crucial role in preserving and prolonging the benefits. Given the skin's sensitive nature, it is vital to treat it well by ensuring proper hydration and shielding it from sunlight.
Refrain from using any active or exfoliating products until the peeling has stopped.
Do not peel, rub or scratch your skin.
Stick to gentle skincare products and make sure to use sunscreen and moisturiser.
Avoid swimming and vigorous physical activity for 1-2 days.
Wait at least a week before undergoing any hair removal or bleaching treatments.
Reduction of active acne
Decreased appearance of acne scars and blemishes
Reversal of sun-related damage
Improved skin texture and tone, appearing smoother and healthier