Acne Treatment

After consultation, Dr. Yip will custom-design a treatment regimen to suit the needs of each individual’s condition. In addition to popular methods such as Photodynamic Therapy and HydraFacial MD®, Dr. Yip also includes conventional medical treatments in order to achieve the best possible results.

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a form of phototherapy using light to activate a photosensitizing protoporphyrin product of the medication, alpha levulanic acid, to release free radical oxygen molecules to bring about specific cell death. PDT is a medical treatment used for treating actinic keratosis, a precancerous skin cancer condition, and some forms of skin cancer. In the case of acne, the action is targeted at overactive sebaceous glands. This treatment kills Propionibacteria in the sebaceous glands, reduces sebum production, and brings about a peel or desquamation. Not only will the acne condition improve, skin texture and color will also improve.

The HydraFacial MD® model is cutting edge in aesthetic technology. HydraFacial removes dead skin cells and impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing skin solutions. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective. It is often described as feeling like a "cool paintbrush moving slowly over the face". You may put on make-up and return to your normal activities right after the treatment since there is no downtime.


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