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 involving light and a photosensitizing chemical substance, used in conjunction with molecular oxygen to elicit specific cell death, targeting overactive sebaceous glands which are a root cause of acne. Photodynamic therapy works by activating a drug called Levulan with laser light. This treatment takes effect and destroys the acne cells and inhibits the sebaceous glands which results in clearer skin, reduced oil production and more refined pores.

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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