Dermagold Acne Treatment
Dermagold Acne Treatment is a cutting-edge treatment that treats stubborn acne. Gold micro particles are applied to the skin gently before treatment with a dermatology laser. It has been clinically proven that the usage of laser/ultrasound to heat the micro particles reduce the number of acne lesions over time. As the latest treatment for acne available, this provides another viable option for those in search for acne cure.
What causes Acne?
Pores are the opening to follicles. Each follicle is made up of a hair and a sebaceous gland (also known as oil gland). The oil gland releases sebum, which travels up the hair, out of the pore, and onto your skin.
Acne occurs when the pores of your skin become blocked with either oil, dead skin, or bacteria. The follicle wall may bulge and produce a whitehead. Or the plug may be open to the surface and darken, forming a blackhead.
Pimples are raised red spots with a white centre that develop when blocked hair follicles become inflamed or infected with bacteria. These bacteria that live on the skin are called Propionibacterium acnes(also known as P-acne bacteria).
Blockages and inflammation that develop deep inside hair follicles can produce cyst-like lumps beneath the surface of your skin. In severe cases, the lump can become large, pus filled and painful. Cysts should be treated by a doctor to avoid scarring and other complications.
Each type of acne lesion requires a different acne treatment. If the correct treatment is received promptly, it can reduce the risk of skin complications, such as dark spots or acne scarring. The signs and symptoms of acne can vary depending on the severity of the condition. With the help of acne treatments in Singapore, you can tackle your ongoing battle with acne and see improvements on your skin.
Acne can also leave behind scarring such as hyperpigmentation, acne marks and indentations on the skin. Fortunately, there are various acne scar removal treatments that can effectively reduce the appearance of scars.
How does Dermagold Acne Treatment work?
Dermagold incorporates the use of Sebacia for acne where micro particles can be broken down into microscopic sizes. This allows the ability to penetrate the skin and reach the sebaceous glands, located deep in the reticular layer of the dermis.
The formulation of Dermagold is first applied and massaged into your skin via an ultrasound device. The treatment delivers Dermagold Micro particles into the pores and glands that produce oil. A laser is then used to activate the gold micro particles. Since gold is a light-absorbing material, it is able to draw in the laser’s pulsing light and deliver the micro particles into the sebaceous gland effectively. The laser also heats up the gold micro particles, which modifies the affected glands. This helps control oil gland secretion and leads to less acne breakouts. By targeting the offending pores responsible for those acne breakouts, this gives a better chance to provide a permanent cure for adult acne that’s recurring. The whole treatment takes about 45 minutes to complete, depending on the severity.
Steps involved in the treatment:
First, the patient’s face is gently washed and cleansed. The Dermagold micro particles formulation is then carefully applied onto the affected areas on the face and massaged into the skin via an ultrasound device. The micro particles are then treated with a dermatology laser, which modifies the targeted glands to reduce oil secretion, and hence reducing acne breakouts.
What makes Dermagold special?
The gold solution in Dermagold is designed to absorb light. It absorbs the laser energy, vibrate, and create the locally destructive heat. The heat causes the treatment to reduce the oil glands’ activity and decrease the inflammatory lesions that cause acne. Unlike drugs which have an effect throughout the body, Dermagold works only on the oil glands where it is applied.
Advantages of Dermagold Acne Treatment
One of the biggest advantages of using Dermagold for acne treatmentis the localisation. The treatment targets only the acne prone areas on the face, leaving the existing healthy areas unaffected. This allows us to customize the extent of the treatment on a case by case basis, and reduce unwanted side effects. Also, the treatment is non-invasive. Other than a mild tingling sensation which occurs during the laser treatment due to the Dermagold micro particles heating up, there is minimal pain and discomfort caused by the treatment. Finally, there is no downtime after the procedure, so patients can resume their social and work activities immediately after the treatment.
Who is suitable for Dermagold Acne Treatment?
Anyone who suffers from skin conditions such as oily skin or frequent acne breakouts is suitable for Dermagold Acne Treatment. Dermagold Acne Treatment can be used for both the face and back acne. However, as everyone’s condition is unique, you should consult the doctor before treatment.
Can I do Dermagold Acne Treatment when I am on medications prescribed for acne?
Please let the doctor know which medication you are currently taking. He will be able to advise you if the treatment can be performed.
Can I see results in a single session?
Yes, slight results can be seen in one session. However, if your acne is persistent, you may require additional sessions.
How often should the treatment be repeated?
You can repeat the treatment once every 3-4 weeks, depending on your skin condition.
Is the treatment painful?
There may be a slight tingling sensation during the laser treatment. There is otherwise minimal or no pain and discomfort.
Can I combine the treatment with my existing products?
Yes, you can. Dermagold Acne Treatment is highly compatible with many products on the market. However, do inform the doctor of the current products you are using so he can advise accordingly.
What are the risks/side effects of Dermagold Acne Treatment?
Some patients may experience mild redness, discomfort or dry skin after the treatment caused by the laser interacting with the micro particles. However, the redness will typically resolve within a few hours.
Why is the solution black instead of gold?
The micro particles solution looks black because most of the light is absorbed and minimal light is reflected. Even though the solution is made from real elemental gold, their size and shape cause the solution to absorb light and appear black.