At SkinBox our team is here to help
Acne affects men and women from their teens, sometimes throughout adulthood. At SkinBox, we understand that for many people who have acne, the skin disease affects more than their appearance. Researchers repeatedly find that acne can lead to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and a decreased quality of life. Living with acne can be a long journey and at SkinBox we are here to help.
To streamline your experience with us, we will send you some paperwork to complete prior to your initial acne consultation. This is an opportunity to explore your medical and skin history, your current skincare regime and what approaches you have already tried. Then, after a thorough consultation in clinic, our holistic multidisciplinary approach enables us to optimise a individual treatment plan, combining the knowledge and skills of our Dermal Therapists and Doctors. We can also refer to a nutritionist or psychologist as required.
Each acne patient is different and our treatment plans reflect this; they can be simple & straightforward or can involve an accelerated multi-pronged approach, depending upon your skin’s needs, your lifestyle, budget and health choices.
We run a dedicated Acne Clinic on Thursday afternoons, where patients can be seen by both a doctor and a dermal therapist in the same appointment, saving time and speeding up your treatment journey. Initial consultations cost $150 and a Medicare rebate is usually available. These clinics can not be booked online currently – please send us a chat message or call us on (08) 93363066 if you would like one of these appointments.
Alternatively, you can start your acne journey with us either by seeing one of our Doctors or Dermal Therapists individually. Please select “acne consultation” when booking online.
Acne Treatment Options
Cosmeceutical skin care
For most acne patients, the first step is to organise & optimise your skincare regime. An acne consultation usually begins with one of our Dermal Therapists. Everyone’s skin is different. We will make sure that your skin gets the active ingredients it needs in a routine that suits your lifestyle and budget.
LED Light Therapy | Healite® II
This treatment involves a series of twice-weekly sessions of both red (633nm) light to reduce inflammation and oil production and blue (415nm) light to directly target c.acnes bacteria on the skin. A treatment course is usually 4-6 weeks, depending upon the severity of acne, and is used in conjunction with a cosmeceutical skin care regime.
Kleresca® | Biophotonic Light Therapy
Safe, non-invasive and clinically proven to improve even severe acne, primarily by reducing inflammation in the skin. Kleresca® is ideal for patients who do not wish to undertake other acne treatment options such as prescription medication, or for those who would like to use it in addition to traditional treatments.
IPL | Intense Pulsed Light
IPL can be used, with or without a photosensitiser, to reduce the overactivity of sebaceous glands in the skin and to minimise post-inflammatory erythema (redness).
Prescription Medications | Oral & Topical solutions
Various prescription medications can be used to effectively treat moderate to severe acne. As with all medications, there are some contraindications and potential side effects. Options that may be appropriate for your type of acne will be discussed at your clinic consultation:
- Medical-grade creams & gels
- Low-dose oral antibiotics
- Hormonal options
- Oral vitamin A