Acne Treatment – Which Dermal Therapy is right for you


Acne isn’t something that just affects teenagers. It can strike at any stage of life and can have a real impact on your self-confidence, with moderate to severe acne leading to large breakouts which often results in scarring. Acne is caused by over productive sebaceous glands which blocks the pores and causes blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and cysts and many people struggle with this condition for years.

Whether you’re suffering from active acne outbreaks or have been left with tell-tale scarring, there are a number of treatments which can help restore your skin. Today, we’ll be looking at the various dermal therapies which can be used for effective acne treatment.

Beauty Treatments

Chemical Peels:

Chemical peels use a solution usually consisting of mild acids and enzymes to chemically exfoliate the surface of the skin. Chemical peels can treat acne and acne scarring by smoothing the surface of the skin, healing scars and balancing oil production. Depending on the active ingredient being used, a chemical peel can also neutralise the acne bacteria.


Microdermabrasion is a gentle, mechanical technique used to remove dead, dry skins cells and its a popular option for minor acne treatment. Although microdermabrasion shouldn’t be used if you have active lesions, it can be an effective treatment when it comes to clearing congestion and reducing mild scarring. Regular microdermabrasion can have a positive impact on mild acne and your dermal clinical will outline the right treatment plan for you.

Skin Needling:

Skin needling involves passing fine, medical grade needles across the surface of the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Skin needling can be an effective acne scar treatment as the process breaks up the fibrous, uneven scar tissue and promotes new tissue growth. The derma-roller micro needles range from 0.5 mm to 2.0mm so this treatment has the benefit of being able to treat deeper acne scars. A series of skin needling sessions is often required to obtain the desired results but this can be explored further by your dermal clinician.

IPL Skin Treatments":

IPL uses specific wavelengths of light to trigger biological changes in the skin. For acne treatment, IPL can be effective in healing breakouts and helping clear congested skin. Ongoing treatment can help to prevent further breakouts and even out your skin’s tone and texture by targeting the pigmentation associated with acne scarring. A patch test will be completed before you start your treatment to make sure this option is right for you.

If you’re looking for acne treatment in Melbourne, speak to the team at St Skin. We understand the impact acne can have on your life and our experienced dermal clinicians provide personalized consultations to formulate the best treatment plan for your situation. We can also help with cosmeceutical skincare options to maintain your results between treatments.