skin concerns

Acne / Breakouts

What Is It?

Acne is an inflammatory skin condition that causes spots and pimples, which can appear on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms.

It occurs when the pores of your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria.

Each pore of your skin is the opening to a follicle. The follicle is made up of a hair and a sebaceous (oil) gland.

The oil gland releases sebum (oil), which travels up the hair, out of the pore, and onto your skin.

To put it simply, a pimple appears when this bacterium grows in a clogged pore and the oil is unable to escape.

Acne can affect your self-esteem and over time may cause pitting or scarring.


Treatments To Try

At Mooi, we offer plenty of effective treatments for acne. It's good to treat acne preventatively, before it leads to unnecessary scarring.

When you come in for a skin consultation, we will look at your skin under our skin diagnostic machine to see what is the main cause of your acne. 

Is it bacteria? Is it skin cell build-up?  Is it hormone driven?  Once the cause has been established, we can then develop your treatment plan.

Blue Light LED kills the acne bacteria in the skin and reduces the inflammation.

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Hydra Facial is a great treatment to unclog pores, clear blackheads, keep the pores clear and prevent breakouts.

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Peels are a great antibacterial treatment for acne that harness the skin-sloughing powers of AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) to get rid of the dead skin cell build-up.

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Build Your Perfect Skincare Routine

Start off with a gentle, mild routine that has been advised by your skin care professional. Remove your makeup each night and ensure you use a good moisturizer to repair your skin barrier.

Once your barrier is repaired, you can look at adding in some AHAs and vitamin A topically.