Acne occurs when the pores of your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria. It can be found almost anywhere on your body, but it occurs most frequently on the face, back, neck, chest, and shoulders.
Mild to severe acne can happen to anyone, at any age. The most severe type of acne is referred to as cystic acne. Over-the-counter products don't work, which is why most people with cystic acne seek the help of a professional clinician.
Acne can occur for a number of different reasons. Your skin may produce too much oil, or you may work in an industry where your pores are blocked frequently (like in trades industries or hospitality).
If you exercise but don't cleanse your face afterwards, or don't use the proper products for your skin type, you're at risk of developing acne. Other factors can include:
If acne or acne scarring has become a problem for you, there are a range of treatments available.
First, you can manage your acne with corrective skincare. At Victorian Dermal Group, we've researched the most effective topical skin products for acne treatment.
We won't know until your visit our clinic. At your initial consultation, we'll ask you to fill out your medical history and skin concerns.
Then, using our Clinical Imaging System, we'll assess the extent of the scarring damage and pigmentation. We'll give you a comprehensive, tailored treatment plan featuring a mix of skin care products and skin solutions.
Chemical peels remove the top layer of skin, unclogging pores and removing pigmentation caused by acne flares.
Using chemical solutions such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid or retinoic acid, our chemical peels range from mild to moderate. We'll make an informed recommendation based on the severity of your acne flare-ups and scarring.
We're constantly researching and testing skin care products to ensure we're using and recommending the best skin solutions possible.
No. There is no solution that will rid you of your acne forever, not without resorting to treatments like Roaccutane. But, if performed once a month, our chemical peels can keep your face clear and fresh, and rid you of any acne scarring.
Acne doesn't define you, but it can be a source of unhappiness for many of our clients. Our accredited clinicians are experts at assessing clients with acne problems — and we pride ourselves on our ability to provide proven results.
After following our treatment plans, our clients experience fresh and smooth skin, as well as a new-found joy in loving the skin they're born in.
Our clients now enjoy minimised scarring and reduced acne flare-ups.
Once you've had your free initial consultation, we'll devise a treatment plan for you. You'll receive one (or more) of the below skin solutions for optimal skin health.
For years I have had skin problems, and have not been able to find skin solutions until I started seeing Derya at VDG. They are my go to for any skin problems or treatments! The team are always very friendly and are highly educated, which is comforting.
Vic Dermal Group know skin! They've kept my skin tamed and clear while travelling constantly. I couldn't thank them enough for helping out with acne and acne scarring from my teens. Unbelievable results! Goran and Derya are the best in the business, that's for sure.
I went here after doing some research on places in Melbourne that treat acne scarring. It's quite a sensitive issue for myself and I am always quite embarrassed of my skin without makeup. I walked into VDG, and immediately felt calm and relaxed. They talked me through a couple of options that suited my skin, my schedule around time, and my budget.
Professionals who really know their stuff. My skin was in very bad shape when I changed to Vic Dermal. After working with Sofia regularly, and following a clear plan for my skin, it has never looked better.
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