Redefining Approaches to Acne Treatment – Expert Commentary

Redefining Approaches to Acne Treatment | Dermal Therapy


Daily Use Acne

Amit Saha, Registered Pharmacist & Head of Technical & Innovation at Dermal Therapy provides an expert commentary on how benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are only part of the picture in the grand scheme of potential forms of acne treatment:

“Acne treatment in the over-the-counter space hasn’t seen innovation for years. It has always been the use of either salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide which primarily focuses on clearing blocked pores and killing acne causing bacteria.

But this approach sometimes does more harm than good in the long run. It is time to acknowledge the fact that alternate treatment approaches without these two so-called “staples” can provide better clinical outcomes. Also, worth focusing on unique ingredients that can offer sebum control and microbiome balance to make the acne management journey more holistic with less side effects.

The Role of the Skin’s Microbiome

While controlling the overproduction of sebum addresses the root cause of the problem, balancing the skin’s microbiome can also play a key role by ensuring that certain strains of acne-causing bacteria remain less pathogenic, reducing the chance of an infection in an acne lesion.

Finally, never underestimate the effect of post-acne scarring or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) which can cause a significant impact on a person’s self-esteem and quality of life. A treatment regime that addresses acne scarring while treating is surely innovative and very impressive!”

Acne Treatment from Dermal Therapy

Dermal Therapy have created an acne treatment regimen to address the limitations of long-term use of benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, focusing more on leveraging unique ingredients that offer sebum control while keeping your skin’s microbiome balance in mind.

The Dermal Therapy Acne Control Kit is a holistic and thoughtful 3-step skincare technology that is designed to manage and prevent acne. It does this by ensuring that good bacteria stays non-pathogenic, while simultaneously weakening bad bacteria. The kit includes:

  • Acne Control Wash – Unlike other cleansers with benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, the Acne Control Wash won’t bleach your pillowcase or clog your pores. Keep your skin’s natural microbiome in tip-top shape by not overly-stripping or compromising your skin barrier. Safe for sensitive skin!
  • Acne Spot Cream – Stop acne in its tracks before it progresses—Dermal Therapy’s Acne Spot Cream is a unique combination of skin-brightening, exfoliating, soothing, and moisturising ingredients. Nudge along skin cell turnover while nourishing problematic areas with the perfect acne spot treatment!
  • Acne Control Lotion – Deliver essential sebum control ingredients over time with the Acne Control Lotion, formulated to protect your collagen from matrix metalloproteinases, draw moisture to your epidermis, and brighten, all at the same time.

Explore our revolutionary acne treatment products including the Acne Control Wash, Acne Spot Cream and Acne Control Lotion, or have them work together for maximum results with our 3-step Acne Control Kit. To learn more check out our previous article on how to prevent acne scars

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