Edmonton, Alberta (PRWEB) February 29, 2012
Acne can damage the self-esteem as well as the skin, but a new approach to treatment is bringing outstanding results. Canadians suffering from active acne are finding help from Dr. Ashwani Singh and the team at CosMedics, a skin care and acne clinic in Edmonton.
Dr. Singh employs a specially designed, multi-pronged treatment program featuring blue light photodynamic therapy to conquer problems such as whiteheads, blackheads and inflamed pimples.
"At CosMedics, we recognize that treating acne effectively typically requires more than a single method," says Dr. Singh, who specializes in dermatology in Edmonton. "For example, when a flare-up occurs, I've found that BLU-U® combined with Levulan® can provide clearer skin by destroying the key cause of the problem – bacteria.”
BLU-U is a painless, photodynamic therapy during which the patient’s skin is exposed to a blue light treatment for a few minutes once or twice a week.
“When combined with a topical solution such as Levulan, it's even more effective," Dr. Singh says.
Levulan is a topical form of aminolevulinic acid, which is used as part of Dr. Singh’s acne treatment in Edmonton to make the skin cells more sensitive to light. When Levulan is applied prior to a BLU-U light session, it causes the sebaceous glands to shrink when exposed to the light.
"Combining Levulan and BLU-U is particularly effective for patients with more severe forms of acne," Dr. Singh says. "Many of our patients have previously used daily medications and creams without benefits. In contrast, our treatments are short and effective."
For patients with clogged pores, Dr. Singh often recommends a series of chemical peels. Acne peels typically take only 10 to 15 minutes, yet they can minimize inflammation while clearing clogged pores and killing acne-causing bacteria.
Other treatments available at CosMedics include laser therapy, which can clear 70 percent to 90 percent of moderate, active acne in 4 to 6 weeks, Dr. Singh says, and a radiofrequency system called Accent™.
"Although active acne occurs primarily in teens and young adults, acne scars can linger," Dr. Singh says. "We offer treatments for scarring, such as injectable fillers for depressed acne scars and laser resurfacing. Just as with active acne, I find that combining treatments for scarring often provides the most effective resolution. It's rewarding to see how these short, non-invasive procedures can enhance my patients' self-confidence while providing them with healthy, clear skin."
The skilled, multi-disciplinary team at CosMedics in Edmonton, Alberta, offers cosmetic skin care and other aesthetic services. Dr. Ashwani Singh, the director of CosMedics, received his medical degree from University of Alberta. His post-graduate residency was completed at The Montreal General Hospital and McGill University. He has worked with globally recognized experts in cosmetic medicine and is recognized as an advanced injector by Medicis and Allergan. He also trains other physicians in proper injection techniques.