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How We Treat Acne and Acne Scars at AOKLINIK: Your Path to Clearer Skin

Updated: Jun 9




How We Treat Acne and Acne Scars at AOKLINIK: Your Path to Clearer Skin

Dealing with acne and acne scars can be a frustrating and challenging journey. At AOKLINIK, we understand the impact that acne can have on your confidence and overall well-being. Our approach to treating acne and acne scars is comprehensive, personalized, and based on the latest medical research. Here’s how we tackle these common skin concerns and our professional advice on choosing the right treatment plan for you.


Understanding Acne and Acne Scars

Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It can manifest as whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, or cysts. Acne scars, on the other hand, are the result of inflammation within the dermis, leading to tissue damage and an uneven skin surface.


Our Comprehensive Acne Treatment Approach

At AOKLINIK, we take a multi-faceted approach to treating acne, focusing on both the immediate symptoms and the underlying causes. Here’s a step-by-step overview of our treatment process:


1. Initial Consultation and Skin Assessment

  • Detailed Evaluation: During your initial consultation, our dermatologists will conduct a thorough skin assessment to understand the type and severity of your acne.

  • Medical History: We will review your medical history, lifestyle factors, and any previous treatments you have tried.

  • Customized Plan: Based on the evaluation, we will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific skin needs.


2. Topical Treatments

  • Medicated Creams and Gels: These include retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, and salicylic acid to reduce inflammation and prevent new breakouts.

  • Antibiotics: Topical antibiotics may be prescribed to target acne-causing bacteria and reduce redness.


3. Oral Medications

  • Antibiotics: Oral antibiotics can be effective for more severe cases of acne by reducing bacteria and inflammation.

  • Hormonal Treatments: For women, hormonal treatments like birth control pills or spironolactone may help regulate oil production.


4. Advanced In-Clinic Procedures

  • Chemical Peels: These treatments use acids to exfoliate the skin, remove dead skin cells, and reduce acne and hyperpigmentation.

  • Laser and Light Therapy: For treating problematic acne scars, Fotona's Er:YAG laser wavelength is ideal for gentle ablative scar revision. The Er:YAG laser safely and effectively provides the minimal penetration depth required for light resurfacing of acne-scarred skin, helping to improve skin texture and tone.

  • Microneedling: This procedure stimulates collagen production, helping to improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of acne scars.


Fotona Laser System for Acne and Acne Scars

Fotona offers a laser acne treatment protocol that provides a truly comprehensive solution to the problem of acne. Fotona’s precisely controlled Nd:YAG laser beam safely penetrates the skin to effectively target overactive sebaceous glands and reduce the risk of developing new acne inflammation.


For improving the appearance of acne scars, Fotona offers a complementary laser treatment based on a precise and gentle skin resurfacing procedure in which an Er:YAG laser beam is absorbed by the top micro-layers of the skin to vaporize scarred tissue and stimulate the production of new collagen in the dermis.


1. Treating Active Acne

  • Nd:YAG Laser: Reduces acne inflammation through photoselective absorption and controlled heating effects. It penetrates the skin to an optimal treatment depth to thermally and selectively destroy overactive sebaceous glands. This process accelerates healing and stimulates collagen remodeling.


2. Treating Acne Scars

  • Er:YAG Laser: Ideal for gentle ablative scar revision, providing the minimal penetration depth required for light resurfacing of acne-scarred skin. It gently vaporizes micron-thin layers of the acne-scarred surface to reveal healthy, undamaged skin below. This method allows precise control over the penetration depth, making it a fast, safe, and simple procedure.


Combining Treatments: Chemical Peels and Fotona Laser

To tackle different severities of deep scars, we combine our Fotona laser treatments with our signature chemical peel formulas, such as TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) at a precise blend percentage. This combination enhances the effectiveness of the treatments, providing comprehensive care for various skin concerns.


Professional Advice: Choosing the Right Treatment Plan

When it comes to selecting the right treatment plan for your acne and acne scars, it’s essential to consider several factors:


1. Severity of Acne

  • Mild acne may respond well to topical treatments and lifestyle changes.

  • Moderate to severe acne may require a combination of oral medications and in-clinic procedures.


2. Type of Acne Scars

  • Atrophic Scars: (Depressed scars) may benefit from microneedling, laser resurfacing, or subcision.

  • Hypertrophic Scars: (Raised scars) may require different treatments such as steroid injections or laser therapy.


3. Skin Type and Sensitivity

  • Your skin type and sensitivity will influence the choice of treatments. Our dermatologists will tailor the plan to ensure it’s effective and safe for your skin.


4. Lifestyle and Commitment

  • Consistency is key to achieving clear skin. We will consider your lifestyle and ability to adhere to a treatment regimen when designing your plan.


5. Expectations and Goals

  • Open communication about your goals and expectations is crucial. Our team will work with you to set realistic goals and monitor your progress.


Conclusion

At AOKLINIK, our mission is to provide you with the best possible care for your acne and acne scars. Our personalized approach, advanced treatments, and dedicated team ensure that you receive the highest quality of care tailored to your unique needs. If you’re struggling with acne or acne scars, schedule a consultation with us today to start your journey to clearer, healthier skin.


For more details on the Fotona laser treatments, you can refer to Fotona's official page on acne and acne scar revision.


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