Active acne can be caused by various factors including excess oil production, clogged hair follicles or pores due to dirt, oil or dead skin cells, bacterial infection and inflammation deep inside hair follicles. Also acne can be triggered by hormonal changes, certain types of medications, diet as well as stress.
The types of acne include whiteheads, blackheads, papules, pustules, nodules and painful pus-filled lumps under the skin known as cystic acne. If not treated well, acne can result in scarring and pigmentation.
During consultation with our dermatologist, we will first determine the cause of acne to effectively treat the condition. Few examples of treatment options are PicoNext laser treatment to restore the skin barrier, medical facial to help clear clogged pores, skincare products or medications depending on the cause of the acne.
Scars form as part of the skin healing process after it’s been wounded or damaged.
Additionally, scars develop in all shapes, sizes and shading. For example of scars includes atrophic scars (depressed or sunken scars), contracture scars (usually due to burns), pinkish or red flat scars, keloids, hypertrophic scars (raised scar) and stretchmarks. However, not all scars are permanent. Some are able to fade away over time.
If a scar is bothering you or affecting your self-confidence, there are various treatments to improve the appearance of scars. Some example NextMed Scar treatments include:
- PicoNext Pico laser treatment
- Microdermabrasion treatment
- Microneedling treatment
- Subscision treatment
- Laser skin resurfacing treatment
- Scar shrinking injection
During consultation, NextMed certified dermatologist will assess the scar type to customize and explain the treatment plan that will work best for you.
NM ScarAway Therapy
NM ScarAway Therapy is a combination treatment that comprised of variety of treatments that treat facial scars, acne scars, chicken pox scars or surgical scars. Combination of NM skin health therapy, skin boosters like korean crystal shine boosters, subscision procedures, microneedling treatment. Additionally, we usually combine with piconext pico laser to enhance and stimulate further skin and scar repair.