Permanently destroy Acne: SGA

Blast blemishes away permanently!

If you’re an acne sufferer you have more than likely searched these words in your search engine “What causes acne?”

Acne is caused when sebaceous glands (there are over 1,200 sebaceous glands per square cm of skin) go into overdrive and epidermal cells form a plug in the pore, forming a pimple.

There are endless number of treatments offered on the market to “cure” acne. There are harsh acids, three step programs and of course, prescription medication Roaccutane. All of these options come with serious side effects and more often than not are not the permanent solution those with acne are looking for.

There is a more permanent solution to blast away these pimples for good!The treatment called Sebaceous Gland Ablation (SGA) is not a new treatment.

It became available in the market around 2012 and Face Plus Medispa are one of the few clinics that have been offering the treatment for a number of years.

SGA is utilised when a sebaceous gland is affected by acne and breakout. Out of the 1200 sebaceous glands per square cm there are only a very small number of these affected by acne or break out.

The affected sebaceous glands are treated with an ultra-fine probe delivering a localised electrical current to destroy the glands, one by one. Once the sebaceous gland has been ablated or destroyed the tissue with the use of heat it can no longer breakout.

It is not a one-off treatment, patients will see results following two to six treatments. These glands are below the surface of the skin and often we are unaware of the size and detection can take several treatments. Short, sharp treatments will be repeated until the acne is gone and does not return!

There can be some bleeding from the acne lesions whilst the treatment is being performed and the sebum extracted from the gland following the diathermy.
Following the session, the skin will remain “bumpy” for about 7 to 10 days.

Patients will usually not experience pain or discomfort following their treatment and the inflammation they had before the treatment will dissipate days following the SGA treatment.

At Face Plus we don’t just leave it there. We believe that the correct skincare and inner health is vital to the management of acne.

At the same time you dermal therapist may prescribe a series of peels and/or LED light therapy.
Watch one of our beautiful patient’s experience here

If you currently have some visible scarring from the acne we recommend one of our favourite treatments Dermapen

There is no quick fix when it comes to acne but there are some great ways to manage and keep those break outs at bay.

It can be incredibly stressful and stress is often the cause, trigger and contributor to flare ups! Read some of our stress management techniques here

For a skin consultation with one of our experienced dermal specialists:
Call: 02 8897 0000
Email: [email protected]


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