We will make you acne free, or we will treat you for FREE. That is how serious we are when dealing with acne, the number one skin problem of the population. First, we have to define what acne is. Acne is a medical term for blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts. So if you have blackheads or whiteheads, does it mean you have acne? Yes you have! You might ask, isn't acne so common and doesn't it just disappear with age? Why treat it? You are right to some degree; for a lot of people, acne is just a phase, and it can go away without treatment. But the reason why acne should be treated at the outset is to prevent acne scars which are disfiguring and permanent. The psychological impact of acne warrants early intervention.

SkinTrends has been a haven for quite a number of years for patients with acne. Hundreds of Skin Care Centers and pharmaceutical companies can claim that they have effective medications for acne, but only Skintrends can claim that our acne treatment procedure is the only treatment that is most tolerable in terms of pain, prevents trauma to the skin and hyperpigmentation and stimulates growth and repair of collagen preventing scarring (if lesions are blackheads or whiteheads and if papules and cystic acne are treated within the first 2 days of appearance).

You may again ask, can't I just apply or take medications to cure my acne? Why do I have to go through pimple treatments? Sure, without treatments your acne will be controlled by medications after a while, but remember that with medications alone, it takes as early as 5 months and even beyond for acne to be controlled. Within that period of time, scarring would have already set in, and by the time that your acne has been controlled, acne scars have made a permanent damage on your skin.Scarring is what we want to avoid. That is why acne treatment at the outset of the disease is critical in avoiding the acne scars.

So go ahead, be acne-free, be at Skintrends.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Acne

What causes blackheads / whiteheads?

Blackheads / whiteheads are excess oil trapped inside the pores. Overactive oil glands plus dead skin trapping the excess oil results in blackheads / whiteheads.

What causes overproduction of oil glands?

Several factors contribute to hyperactive oil glands. It could be genetics, hormonal or lifestyle factors such as stress, lack of sleep, use of comedogenic makeup and moisturizers, etc.

Why are blackheads / whiteheads more common on the nose?

Because there are more oil glands on the nose.

Are blackheads / whiteheads already considered as acne?

Yes. Acne is a medical term that comprises blackheads / whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts.

How can you prevent blackheads / whiteheads?

There are topical medications that normalize the size of oil glands and prevent accumulation of dead skin. For it to work, it has to be applied continuously.

Is pimple treatment necessary for pimples to be controlled?

Pimples can be controlled even without pimple treatment and with medications alone. However, it would take a longer time to control. Longer waiting time would result in deep acne scars with permanent disfigurement. Pimples should be treated to avoid acne scars.

What would happen if I stop my meds?

Most likely, pimples would recur.

How long does it take for pimples to be controlled?

It depends on the severity. If mild, it might take a minimum of 4 sessions on a weekly basis. Some lesions can take as long as 3 months to control.

Can pricking cause deep scars?

No, if done by an expert. If done by a person without expertise, it can cause more harm than good. SkinTrends' therapist underwent extensive training in pimple treatments.

How do you prevent acne scars?

If treatment is done to a pimple not more than 2 days old, we can guarantee it won't leave any deep scars.