Acne Treatment ClinicKitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic and Medical Spa
Dr. Rayhaan Dawood MD CCFP is a trained physician in Botox, Dermal Fillers, Hair Loss Restoration, Facial Cosmetic Medicine, Chemical Peels, Medical Facials, Microneedling, and more.
Acne Treatment Clinic Run by Dr. Dawood
At Kitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic you are in expert hands. All injectable treatments and advanced medical procedures are done directly by Dr. Dawood. When it comes to your health, you don’t want second best. Dr. Dawood has direct input and oversight into all procedures done at the clinic.
We are the Premier Cosmetic Clinic and Medical Spa of the Kitchener Waterloo Region.
We all want clear, beautiful, blemish-free skin. Acne is a common disorder that can affect patients both young and old and can affect self-esteem and confidence. We have a wide range of treatments that can help treat and reduce acne. If you have already exhausted classical prescription medications via your regular physician, and are looking to add procedural treatments for Acne, Scarring, or other skin issues like melasma, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, and general skin aging, then we can help.
Acne is a common skin condition characterized by plugged pores, pimples and pustules, and deep nodules and cysts. Acne commonly occurs on the face, but also on the chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Acne is common in teenagers and adolescents, but adults can also develop acne. As we age acne does tend to fade, but it can be disfiguring and upsetting to patients, and can significantly affect life. Untreated acne can lead to severe and permanent scarring, and hyperpigmentation (dark spots).
Types of Acne and How Acne Forms
Dirt does not cause Acne. Hormones, bacteria, genetics, and more all contribute. It is truly a multifactorial condition. Sebaceous glands product oil, plug up and lead to the formation of acne lesions. White heads, black heads, pimples, pustules, cysts, and nodules are the different acne lesions that begin to form in the teenage years. Adults also suffer from acne, and can start at any age, but factors like childbirth, hormonal change, or starting and stopping birth control pills can all contribute to acne.
Cleansing the face with medical grade products like SkinMedica, Vivier, or other leading brands can help control and prevent acne. Speak to one of our staff during your consultation for more advice. Generally speaking, patients on an optimized skincare regimen with medical-grade cleansers, moisturizers, and other products find their acne better controlled. The key is adequate but not excessive cleansing and exfoliating of the skin, and appropriate implementation of other essential skincare products such as retinols, moisturizers and serums.
Acne Treatments at KW Cosmetic Clinic
Acne Treatments are typically not a “one and done” thing. Acne is an ongoing issue for many patients, and the goal is optimizing the patients lifestyle, skincare regimen with medical grade products, treatment procedures, and prescription medications. At Kitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic our focus is on providing high quality Acne Treatments such as Chemical Peels, Microneedling, and more. Treatment is an ongoing process and improvement takes time with acne. At a consultation, we can provide you a comprehensive skin assessment to determine your best treatment plan.
COST of Acne Treatments?
Cost varies depending on specific treatment and products recommended. Acne is a chronic condition, treatments are typically needed on an ongoing basis. At Kitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic we will go over your current medical and cosmetic regimen and provide recommendations on treatments such as Chemical Peels, Microneedling, or other acne treatments.
Acne Chemical Peels
Peels are a popular cosmetic procedure in Canada. Peels are quick, simple, and safe procedure with minimal downtime. Chemical peels work through skin exfoliation. Chemical peels are great options for acne as it exfoliates the top surface of the skin, turning over dead skin cells, treating acne lesions, and treating acne-causing bacteria. Chemical peels can also help treat excessively oily skin. Kitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic offers various types of chemical peels depending on the condition to treat, and skin type.
Chemical peels will also improve the general appearance of the skin, and will rejuvenate and refine aged, wrinkly skin. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to peel off the top layers and allows new skin to replace it. The new skin is smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin, and may also be more even in colour, less acne-prone, and rejuvenated.
Acne Scarring can be defeating. No matter the type of acne scarring, we can help. Acne lesions damage the skin regardless of whether you pick lesions or not. There are different types of acne scars. Those who have had severe acne generally develop these scars the most. Scars and acne scars are formed by fibrous tissue left behind as the skin heals after an acne lesion is long gone. Scars are different because everyone’s skin heals in a different way. There are icepick scars, boxed scars, rolling scars, and hypertrophic scars.
Icepick scars: Ice pick scars are common amongst those who have had acne. These scars are deep pinpoints in the dermis. Due to the depth of these scars, microneedling, deep peels, or subcision and hyaluronic or collagen-stimulating filler are best. Blood Facial treatments can also help to restore and rejuvenate the tissue.
Boxed scars: These scars are larger than ice pick scars, have a flat base and more sharp edges. They can also be caused by injury or acne. Treatments similar to those used with icepick scars may be helpful.
Rolling scars: Rolling scars are typically associated with acne. They are often wide yet shallow in appearance.
Hypertrophic scars: These scars usually form due to surgical procedures injury, rarely do they form with acne. These scars protrude from the skin and can be hyperpigmented or red in appearance. A keloid scar is a type of hypertrophic scar. These scars can be treated with a cortisone injection.
No matter the type of scar, we may be able to help. Book a consultation today to go over your options ranging from peels, blood facial, microneedling, filler, and more.
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