What is acne?

Acne is a common chronic skin disease. In fact, approximately eight out of 10 people will have to deal with it at some point in their life. The disease can be hard to manage, both physically and emotionally, and improving the condition can be challenging.

Acne can also leave scars on the skin and the condition doesn’t always end when the teen years do; it can continue into adulthood.

Researchers cannot say with certainty how acne occurs precisely, but believe that it is caused by a combination of four events: excess secretion of sebum, overgrowth and plugging of follicles or pores, the presence of bacteria and inflammation. Read more about acne.

Acne facts & myths

By now, you probably know some of the myths. There is no clear evidence to suggest that acne is caused by eating greasy foods or by not washing your face or body enough.

Hormonal changes in the body may worsen acne. Studies have shown that people with acne can have increased levels of certain hormones. This can cause the glands containing hair follicles to grow larger and over-produce oil.

We offer different treatment options to get your acne under control and your progress will be supervised not only by your Therapist, but also by our cosmetic doctor.

Good skin care is an excellent start to help get your acne under control. Using the right skin care products can play a vital part… We offer treatments ranging from facials to IPL treatments, lasers, peels and skin needling…

Here are some of our more advanced treatments:

Dermapen skin needling for Acne scarring.

Skin needling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenations procedure that involve the use of a device that contains fine needles.  These needles are used to puncture skin at various depths to create a controlled skin injury. This stimulates collagen and has minimal side effects and downtime.  The scar collagen is broken down to induce new collagen and therefore reducing the appearance of scars. Multiple treatments may be required to achieve best results and results further improve over time.

Acne Treatment
The photo above is just after one treatment…

To find out how we can help you treat your acne and/or acne scarring, please get in touch with the team at Oo La La today and arrange a consultation with our clinicians. Our clinic is located at the Chevron Rennaisance in Surfers Paradise.