Acne is one of the most common dermatological diseases. It is an inflammatory process of sebaceous hair follicles and mainly affects the face, chest and back, i.e. seborrheic regions (areas where sebaceous glands are most numerous). Acne appears due to 3 main reasons: hyperseborrhea, hyperkeratinization and an inflammatory reaction – penetration of bacteria into the hair follicle (Propionibacterium acnes, Staphylococcus aureus). There are different types of acne – non-inflammatory (comedones and microcysts) and inflammatory (papules, pustules and nodules), which often leaves permanent scars. It is necessary to select appropriate procedures and prepare an individual treatment programme depending on the acne type.

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The factors causing acne are divided into exogenic (medication, occupational environment, cosmetics, stress) and endogenic (heredity, hormonal disorders, tumours, menstrual cycle, polycystic ovary syndrome, etc.). In general, acne has 3 stages depending on the development of the inflammatory process and the number of spots:
Mild – no inflammation, characterised by the presence of open and closed comedones.
Moderat – in moderate acne, there are many open and closed comedones, papules, pustules and inflammatory processes.
Severe – characterised by pronounced papules, pustules nodules, cysts, serious inflammatory processes, cicatrices and postlesional hyperpigmentation.

The most common form is Аcne vulgaris, which appears in puberty and is caused by hormonal changes. As age advances, acne disappears in most people, but if no adequate treatment is administered, the problem can worsen. Acne vulgaris includes the following forms: Acne comedonica (open and closed comedones), Acne inflamatori (inflamnatory lesions), Acne conglobata (retention lesions), Acne excoriee (resulting from mechanical squeezing by patients), Acne medicamentosa (caused by various medications, corticosteroids, anabolic steroids, etc.) Аcne neonatorum is characteristic of infants and disappears after a couple of months. It is caused by hormones transmitted from the mother to the foetus, with the baby at high risk of developing acne at a later age. Although more rarely, sun exposure can result in so-called Mallorca аcne, which is characterised by an increased appearance of comedones. A severe form of acne is Acne fulminans, which is accompanied by fever, muscular weakness and cysts in the patient, as well as abnormal blood count values. Lately, there are more and more cases of the so-called adult acne, which affects mainly women over 20 years of age. The main factor for the appearance of adult acne is stress, which is an inevitable part of life today.

Acne treatment involves a specially prepared plan that is strongly personalised for each patient.

DURATION

Personalised depending on the treatment

SUITABLE AGE

Any

APPLICATION AREAS

Face
Body

Methods

  • Machine-assisted diagnostic assessments
  • Machine-assisted procedures
  • Cosmetic treatments
  • Chemical peel
  • Injectable treatment

Recovery period

  • Up to 6 months

Contraindications

  • Pregnancy
  • Use of medication causing photosensitivity.

Administration

The period of acne treatment is strongly personalised. There must be strict compliance with the dermatologist’s recommendations on diet, use of cosmetics, medication and order of procedures. Improvement becomes visible within 6 months, but whether the inflammatory process has been brought under control or not, treatment should continue for another 2 years.

Frequently asked questions:

The dermatologist determines where the filler should be inserted, taking into account the patient’s anatomical features. The procedure lasts around 20-30 minutes.

The filler is spread evenly in the cheekbone area, with the results visible immediately.

No recovery period is required for this procedure. Redness or swelling may appear at the injection site, but the discomfort passes quickly (a few hours to a few days).

The effect is visible immediately and lasts around a year.

The procedure can be repeated again after the filler’s full or partial degradation.

  • Hypersensitivity to various types of fillers;
  • Skin injury at the injection site.