Question re Acne-treatments: i would like some advise on skin treatments

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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I have been looking on your website and would like some advise on skin treatments. I am 25 years old and have problems with acne. I have mild acne scars, active pimples and also blackheads and want to do something to fix these problems. Most of the time, even makeup doesn’t cover the problems and it is very embarrassing. I live about 700km north of Melbourne so ideally I am looking for a treatment that can be done in 1 appointment so I do not have to travel a great distance often. Can you please suggest what the best treatment may be for me.


The first step in your treatment is to control your active acne and blackheads. This is usually done with a combination of topical skin care and medications in most cases. Once this is controlled, it is possible to treat your acne scarring with Fraxel laser or skin needling. The more intense the treatment, the greater the recovery period, however, the fewer treatments you will need. You will need to see us more than one time, and I understand you live far away, so we will try to minimise the number of visits for you as much as possible.

Th other point I would like to make is that many make-ups can be comedogenic (acne causing). Therefore, I would recommend that you try a mineral make-up. The Synergie range is excellent, and has no preservatives or fillers, and won’t exacerbate acne.

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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