Transform Your Skin with Effective Acne and Acne Scar Treatment at Eterna Clinic

Acne is one of the most common skin problems other than dull skin. Acne is something small that can cause us such a big frustration. Acne can naturally disappear over time. However, in some cases, acne can be difficult to treat and furthermore get worse. Even though it is challenging and takes time, with the right treatment, acne can be effectively treated. If you are looking for acne and acne scar treatment, you visit the right place.

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What Causes Acne?

There is no single cause of acne. Acne occurs when your pores are blocked by sebum, dead skin, and bacteria. Normally, our skin produces an oily substance called sebum to keep our skin moist. However, when it's overly produced, it can block the pores. At the same time, our skin naturally sheds skin cells every day.

Dead skin cells accumulate and make the oil can't escape, creating whiteheads or blackheads. Bacteria is also a factor that contributes to acne. Bacteria naturally exist in your skin. However, excess oil production stimulates the bacteria on your skin to multiply which causes the blocked pores to become inflamed, causing papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts.

What Can We Do to Treat Acne?

There are many ways to treat acne whether for active facial acne or acne scar. If you are struggling with active acne, it is important to solve the source of the problem. Many of you might be eager to pop it very much or try home remedies you find on the internet which are not proven to be effective yet.

These can worsen your condition. And it may end up with more inflamed acne and acne scars. It is important to have a consultation with an expert to treat your acne, even to pop it. Whether you are struggling with inflamed acne or acne scar, here is the list of the best acne treatments at Eterna Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Clinic that you can try.

  • Laser Acne Inflammation

If you are struggling with active acne, this treatment is perfect for you. Laser Acne Inflammation is an effective treatment to treat inflamed acne using the Fotona device. The Nd:YAG laser energy can target the overactive sebaceous gland and kill the bacteria that cause acne. With a high power and controlled heating, Fotona can effectively destroy the overactive sebaceous gland, reduce the acne inflammation, and prevent the acne from returning. At the same time, the heat energy from the laser can boost collagen production and promotes the healing process for acne, so it can reduce the appearance of acne faster.

  • Selene's Moon - Acne Skin Booster

You might be familiar with skin boosters as a skin rejuvenation treatment. But did you know that skin boosters can also treat acne? Yes, you heard it right. Selene's Moon is a skin booster treatment that is formulated for oily and combination skin which tends to have acne breakouts. This type of skin booster helps to improve your skin quality by reducing oil production. As a result, acne breakouts can be prevented.

Similar to other skin booster treatments, Selene's Moon procedure involves microinjection to your skin. Before the procedure, anesthetic cream will be applied to minimize the discomfort. The procedure takes about 60 minutes to be completed. Selene's Moon is a series of treatments that are recommended to be done 3-4 times every 1-2 weeks. To check our other skin booster treatments, you can check them here.

  • Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing is one of the common laser treatments to rejuvenate the skin, especially to improve the skin's texture and appearance. The purpose of this ablative laser is to trigger new healthier skin to appear by removing the outer layer of damaged skin using a CO2 laser device. This treatment is effective to improve the appearance of acne scars. The laser energy that is used in this treatment can penetrate the deepest layer of the skin. This process can stimulate collagen production and the healing process which are important steps to treat acne scars. As the damaged skin is removed, smoother and firmer skin appears.

CO2 laser resurfacing takes about 15 minutes. During the procedure, you might feel a burn sensation as the laser is delivered to your skin. However, you don't have to worry since anesthetic cream will be applied before the procedure, so the pain can be tolerated. Because this type of laser is ablative, it will take about 1-2 weeks for your skin to heal. During this time, your skin will be more sensitive. After one week, your skin will turn darker and start to peel. It takes about 5-7 days for the skin to peel entirely. Once your skin is all peeled, new healthier, and smoother skin will appear. CO2 laser resurfacing has a more significant result in reducing acne scars when combined with PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma). You can also check our other laser rejuvenation treatment here.

  • Microneedling

Microneedling is a minimally-invasive treatment that uses tiny needles to create micro wounds in the top layer of the skin. The purpose of creating the wound is to stimulate the skin to heal itself. This stimulation will encourage the skin to produce more collagen. This healing process will result in smoother skin and faded acne scars. 

During the treatment, a roller with tiny needles is gently rolled on the treated area and punctures the skin. You might feel prickles and a burning sensation. But numbing cream will be applied before the procedure, so the pain is minimum. The procedure takes 15-30 minutes to be done. A growth factor serum is then applied to the treated area to speed up the healing process. Usually microneedling is combined with PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma). PRP is a natural growth factor serum that is drawn from your blood.

Microneedling requires several sessions to achieve maximum results. 3-4 sessions may be required for mild to moderate acne scars. While more severe acne scars may require up to 8 sessions. You might be recommended to combine micro-needling with laser treatment as well.

  • PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)

PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma is a skin rejuvenation treatment that helps to boost collagen production and promote the healing process. This treatment is effective to reduce acne scars. PRP uses the patient's blood to be injected into the treated area. The blood sample that is drawn from the patient is then separated between the platelet-rich plasma and other blood components with a centrifuge device. The platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the treated area. This plasma contains growth factors that encourage the healing process. 

PRP can be done with injection, however, most of the time, it is done with microneedling. Compared to other treatments, PRP is considered natural because of the use of the patient's blood as the serum. PRP is usually used as a complementary treatment for CO2 laser resurfacing to accelerate the healing process. Many studies have shown the efficacy of PRP to improve acne scars. Generally, PRP is required for up to 4 sessions for maximum results.

  • Acne Peel

Chemical peel is a non-invasive treatment that can improve your skin appearance such as skin texture, and skin tone, as well as wrinkles and treat acne. The purpose of this treatment is to remove the outer layer of the skin and promote collagen. This is similar to CO2 laser resurfacing, however, chemical peel does not use any laser device yet a chemical solution that is applied to the skin. 

A chemical peel is effective to reduce acne and blemishes. Its exfoliation process can remove dead skin cells and excess oil, resulting in clear pores and less acne. As we know, acne is caused by clogged pores. 

A chemical peel is not only effective to treat active acne. Furthermore, a deeper chemical peel can help to reduce the appearance of acne scars. Chemical peel for acne scars works by encouraging the skin to build up more collagen and fiber. Collagen and fibers are important proteins that speed up the healing process of acne scars. As the new skin grows, your skin will look smoother.

  • Acne Facial

Facial is the most common skin rejuvenation treatment. Facials bring you many benefits such as reversing the signs of aging, reducing stress, as well as preventing and reducing acne. Eterna Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Clinic Bali provides a special facial treatment to treat your acne. This type of facial includes deep cleansing, soft peeling, extraction, and mask application. If you have mild acne, blemishes, and comedonal breakout, an acne facial will be helpful for you.

Like other facial treatments, acne facial starts with deep cleansing. This step helps to remove dead skin cells, excess oil, as well as bacteria. With clean skin, our therapist will be able to analyze your skin. To prepare for the extraction step, a gentle peeling will be applied. The soft peeling can penetrate the skin and break down the clogged pores. This mild exfoliation will make the extraction step easier. Extraction needs to be done by a professional. If it's not done properly, it can lead to acne scars. Blackheads and whiteheads will be gently removed with a comedone extractor. This procedure might not be comfortable, but this step is important to reduce and prevent acne. When the extraction is done, a soothing masker will be applied. This step helps to reduce skin inflammation from the extraction.

Acne facials can help you to maintain healthy and clear skin. An acne facial is recommended to be done every month. Having a regular facial can give you many benefits, not only to reduce and treat acne but also to prevent premature aging as well as improve your skin quality.

  • Acne Injection

Acne injection is a quick procedure to treat cystic acne. Cystic acne often does not respond to topical acne cream. This type of acne is usually swelling and painful. Acne injection is effective to reduce the size of acne as well as the pain. This procedure uses a small amount of steroid that reduces swelling, pain, and redness within 48-72 hours. Acne injection only works on the injected area and is used as a short-term relief.

Frequently Asked Question

Is acne difficult to treat?

Acne takes time to be treated. There is no single acne cure that fits all. Many factors cause acne including hormones. However, acne can be treated effectively with proper treatments. That's why having a consultation and examination with the expert is important to determine the most suitable acne treatment for you.
Why does acne worsen?

Hormonal imbalance and wrong acne skin care and treatment can worsen your acne. Popping and squeezing your acne can also make it worse. It can make the infection spread. Furthermore popping pimples incorrectly can lead to acne scar which is more difficult to treat.
Can stress make acne worse?

Yes, it can. Even though stress is not the main factor that causes acne, it can trigger hormonal changes that might make your acne worse. Hormonal imbalance can affect the sebaceous gland to produce more oil and cause more acne breakouts.
Why is it important to treat acne?

Acne can hide our potential beauty and affect our emotional distress. If not treated, acne can be worse and potentially lead to acne scars. Early treatment can prevent this from happening.
How can I prevent acne naturally?

We can prevent acne by keeping our skin clear and healthy. Clogging pores can be prevented by gentle washing twice a day. Getting a facial once a month can help to maintain the skin clear and moisturized. Choosing the right skincare is also important to prevent skin irritation.
When should I see a doctor for acne?

Acne usually can go away with over-the-counter medication and gentle face washing. When you find yourself having difficulty treating your acne, it is time to make an appointment with us. Don't wait until your acne gets worse!

Even though it may take time to treat acne, finding the best acne treatment should not be difficult. With the right skin specialist and comprehensive treatment, solving your acne problem furthermore achieving healthy and glowing skin is possible. Book a complimentary consultation with our professionals at ETERNA Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Clinic Bali.