A commonly overlooked yet physically and psychologically scarring problem, acne is a long-drawn problem that commences at puberty and can drag on well into one’s 20s to 30s.
What causes acne?
Acne is caused mainly by accumulation of dead skin, bacterial infection and uncontrolled inflammation. Hormonal influences, genetic factors, and even proposed dietary influences are known to be the underlying drivers of acne in some too.
Early intervention is the best solution – less acne translates to less emotional worries, as well as less scarring, saving you precious time and finances required in attempting to resurface those pesky scars later on.
What is our solution?
Patients can be individually assessed to have medication prescribed.
For a long-lasting solution, we introduce the AGNES machine; a long-lasting option.
This is the latest revolutionary device that focuses on ‘Selective Sebaceous Gland Destruction‘. This involves precise destruction of the sebaceous gland with no thermal injury to visible skin; providing a permanent solution to chronic recurring acne.
Is it painful?
Some pain and discomfort is not abnormal.
Anaesthetic cream is provided before the procedure to minimise this, though slight pain may follow the procedure too.
Is it safe?
AGNES has been used for years worldwide to treat numerous skin concerns with no worries.
As with most procedures though, there are side effects, and Dr Musa will discuss these with you.
Possible temporary complications include bruising, redness, numbness, hypersensitivity and acne outbreaks.
What is the downtime?
The procedure typically takes only 1-1.5 hours. The doctor may follow up with you after several days.
No specific aftercare is needed for this procedure.
When will I see results?
Benefits can appear within a few weeks, but it may take longer.
Benefits from a single treatment should be permanent, though several sessions are often needed to maximize improvement.
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