Acne Medical Management

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While The DOC Clinic offers a range of options for acne scar treatment in Melbourne, these procedures are often not suitable to a person with active acne. In these cases, we can offer a range of acne scar removal treatments known as active medical management to minimise the scarring of acne while it’s in an active state.

There is no ‘one solution fits all’ when it comes to the treatment of active acne. Often a patient will have to work through a variety of products and combinations to determine which active medical management method works best for their hormones and skin. Working on preventing active acne is an excellent step to reducing the severity of acne scarring.

The Form Of Medical Treatment For Acne Scars Will Be Dependent Upon A Number Of Factors Including:

  • How severe your acne is.
  • The current status of your overall health and medical history.
  • Your body’s degree of tolerance to the specific procedures and medications, such as oral acne treatment antibiotics
  • Your treatment preferences and opinions on particular options.

Treatment Options

Our treatments involve prescription-only medications, including acne treatment antibiotics (either topical or oral antibiotics for acne), as well as systemic and hormonal medications that can have the following effects:

  • Reduction of oil production
  • Killing of the acne bacteria
  • Stopping or slowing the acne growth
  • Anti-inflammatory capabilities
  • Shrinking the size of the sebaceous glands
  • Restricting pores from blocking

There is no ‘one solution fits all’ when it comes to active acne treatment – by dermatologist or otherwise. Often a patient will have to work through a variety of products and combinations to determine which active medical treatment for acne scars works best for their hormones and skin. Working on preventing active acne is an excellent step in reducing the severity of scarring.

Book Your Consultation Today

If you would like to discuss your options for acne scars treatment, contact The DOC Clinic and ask about our range of tailored treatments for acne scar removal in Melbourne. Our clinic is situated in Hoppers Crossing (conveniently located for Werribee and Point Cook patients). We are also able to offer keloid scar treatment to Melbourne patients whose acne has left them with keloid scarring on the face, chest and back.

Financing

The DOC Clinic is a private specialist clinic. Fees charged are in line with AMA recommended rates for specialist consultations. The fee may vary according to the service provided to you on the day you are seen. We require full payment on the day of consultation, and accept cash, EFTPOS, Visa and MasterCard.


Some consultations and/or treatments with medical associations may attract a Medicare rebate. If so, we will provide a receipt with the relevant Medicare item number. With this receipt, you can visit your local Medicare/Centrelink office, or download the Medicare app from Apple App Store or Google Play Store, then follow the instructions for claiming a Medicare eligible consult, service or treatment. The DOC Clinic DOES NOT process Medicare claims at the clinic.

Medicare Website

Medicare rebates may be available for some acne and scarring consultations and/or treatments. Please contact us to find out more.