All About Acne Part 2 Benzoyl Peroxide

Benzoyl peroxide is a commonly used topical treatment for mild acne. It is safe for adults and children, and can be used in pregnancy. 

Benzoyl peroxide is a bactericidal agent and works rapidly on P acnes, ( a bacteria associated with acne and inflammation) without causing antibiotic resistance.

The medication has been used for over 5 decades and is know to have an excellent safety profile. 


In fact, BP is considered to be an integral component of first-line therapy for acne vulgaris, based on its ability to markedly reduce inflammatory acne lesions and its ability to moderately reduce comedonal acne lesions. It may also be used successfully as a component of long-term maintenance therapy.


Possible side effects: 

1.Dryness of the treated area can be expected and is usually mild. If the skin is visibly scaly, apply a light non-oily moisturizer.

2.Contact dermatitis (red, dry, itchy skin) can be due to irritation or allergy. It can be treated with a topical steroid such as hydrocortisone cream 

3 Bleaching of clothing. Make sure the benzoyl peroxide has completely dried before the treated skin touches clothes or bedding. It is more likely to stain cotton and linen fabrics than polyester and fleece fabrics 


We Recommend: AKNETROL™

Acne Treatment with Benzoyl Peroxide 10%

This maximum-strength, acne-fighting formula helps control oily skin, neutralize bacteria on the skin and prevent future breakouts. An increase in cellular turnover promotes exfoliation to mitigate bacterial proliferation and clear clogged pores.

Benefits

• Neutralizes acne causing bacteria, calms redness and minimizes skin reactions.

• Removes impurities and clears clogged pores.

• Hydrating glycerin replenishes moisture to soothe the skin.

• Contains four natural antioxidant extracts to boost skin’s resilience.

Citations: J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2009 Sep; 2(9): 46–54.

J Drugs Dermatol. 2013 Jun 1;12(6):s73-6.

Microneedling with Radiofrequency, Voluderm

Optimal facial dermal volumizing with minimal discomfort

VoluDerm is a cutting-edge micro-needling RF technology that has been clinically proven to reduce the signs of aging and rejuvenate the skin. Fine micro-needles utilize radio-frequency to penetrate the skin's dermal layer. The micro-needles create an effect in the dermal layer, which stimulates a natural wound healing process. The treatment requires minimal to no downtime, and causes minimal discomfort to the patient. VoluDerm technology is effective and suitable to all skin types and ethnicities.

VoluDerm provides a unique safe and effective penetration of ultra fine micro-needles targeting for controlled heating targeting deep dermis. This minimally invasive treatment uses finest micro-needles while applying RF to penetrate smoothly and effectivily, causing minimal pain and discomfort, generating maximum results. This unique micro-needleing technology stimulates the body to naturally produce hyaluronic acid, new collagen and elastin.

Microneedling

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Microneedling VoluDerm


  • VoluDerm is a minimally invasive solution that uses fine micro-needles with emitting both RF to gently ablate the epidermis layer and volumize the dermal layer

  • The energy application provides a dual effect, both on the outer (Epidermis) and inner (Dermis) layers of the skin with major impact in the dermis

  • Smooth RF assist penetration instead of mechanical force

  • Micro-needle wounds are surrounded by healthy unaffected skin areas which function as healing centers promoting effective skin renewal by inducing production of hyaluronic acid, collagen regeneration and elastin growth

  • VoluDerm triggers the body’s natural healing response mechanism in a safe and effective process- suitable for all skin types and colors


Downtime, Pain, Bleeding- minimal to none


Indications

  • Skin resurfacing

  • Skin tightening

  • Wrinkles reduction


Typical course involves 4-5 treatments

  • 3 treatments spaced 1-2 weeks apart (depending on skin condition and healing rate)

  • Followed by additional 1-2 treatments spaced 2-3 weeks apart

  • Touch-up treatments may be needed approximately every 3-6 months to individual needs and response


Post Treatment:

  • No makeup for about 24 hours.

  • Tiny scabs in the form of the micro pins will usually appear within 24 hours to 3 days post treatment.

  • Do not scratch the treated area or peel the scabs off the skin! The scabs usually remain for several days, and should be allowed to shed off naturally.  

  • During the first two days post treatment, extra care should be taken to keep the skin clean to avoid contamination or infection. Additionally, hot baths, massage or any mechanical or thermal damage to the treated area should be avoided.

  • Exposure to sunlight or tanning beds should be avoided and the treated skin should be covered with a high SPF sunscreen. Tanning after treatments may cause change of pigmentation.

  • No other treatments can be performed following a VoluDerm treatment until healing is complete.


Results are individual. Deep wrinkles are softened but not completely eliminated. Acne scars are reduced in depth but are not completely eliminated. Skin imperfections are improved.


Hybrid Energy

Hybrid Energy is minimally invasive solution that uses fine micro-needles emitting both RF and non-thermal electrical energy to gently ablate the epidermis layer and volumize the dermal layer.

Non-surgical micro-needle Hybrid Energy technology stimulates the body to naturally produce hyaluronic acid, new collagen and elastin.

RF assist smooth penetration of the micro-needles instead of mechanical force.

Perfect for:

  • Skin resurfacing

  • Skin tightening

  • Wrinkle reduction

Downtime, Pain, Bleeding— minimal to none

Areas penetrated by needles are surrounded by healthy unaffected skin ares which function as healing centers promoting effective skin renewal.

To make sure our customers feel comfortable during the treatment we offer numbing cream.

For best results 4-5 treatments is recommended:

3 treatments spaced 1-2 weeks apart (depending on skin condition and healing rate)

Followed by additional 1-2 treatments spaced 2-3 weeks apart.

Hybrid Energy is the only intelligent micro-needles with RF penetration on the market.