Treatment Explained

Despite advances in Medicine acne still remains one of the most difficult and complex skin conditions to treat.

Dr S. Foutsizoglou has a vast experience in treating patients with acne. SFMedica offers an individualised acne treatment depending on your needs and severity of the problem. After a thorough consultation we will be able to offer the best treatment option for optimal and permanent results.

Some of the very effective treatment protocols that our specialist doctors at SFMedica can offer include:

  • Clenziderm by Obagi is a simple three-step system, formulated with proven acne-fighting ingredients for a clearer, healthier, breakout-free skin. The visible signs of acne can now be reduced as early as 2 weeks without the dreadful side effects of oral medication such as Roaccutane(Isotretinoin) or antibiotics.
    • Combines 5% liquefied Benzoyl Peroxide with other active ingredients such as 2% salicylic acid.
    • Quickly clears acne and prevents new breakouts from occurring.
    • Is easy to use and does not require the use of an antibiotic
    • Can be combined with the Obagi Nu-Derm System for unparalleled results.
  • Dermazelan by Mesoestetic is a superior anti-acne treatment that fights acne symptoms and prevent their re-appearance by:
    • Regulating sebaceous secretions
    • Preventing obstruction of follicles and micro-comedo formation
    • Relieving inflammation
    • Controlling bacterial proliferation
    • Stimulating epidermal renewal for a healthier skin
Action Product Application
1. Evaluation of the type of skin    
2. Skin degreasing Dermazelan oil reducing solution Rub the skin with a tissue soaked in order to remove the sebum.
3. Mask Dermazelan mask The product must be applied with your fingertips spreading a thin and uniform layer on the face. Avoid the eye surround and muccosa.
If necessary it can also be applied on other areas like neck, shoulders, back and/or cheek.
Let it act for 3 hours. Remove the product with a wet tissue.
Treatment at home (from the second day on)
Action Product Application
1. Daily hygiene Dermazelan facial gel cleanser Apply 1 or 2 ml gel on the wet skin. Rub in order to clean and form lather. Remove the product with water. Wash your face with abundant water.
Dry the skin.
Apply the product up to 6 times a day with the roll-on on spots, comedos or blotches.
2. Maintenance treatment Dermazelan maintenance cream Apply a fine layer twice daily, morning and evening. If you want to use another product (e..g make-up moisturising creams, etc) you must wait until the total absorption of the product.
3. Sporadic cosmetic treatment Dermazelan spot treatment Apply the product until 6 times a day with the roll-on spots, comedos or blotches
  • Cosmelan Active System by Mesoestetic
    • Is an easily applied topical treatment for oily, seborrhoeic and pro-acneic skin
    • Acts against the different disorders affecting the pilosebaceous unit
    • Has been developed using ingredients of proven efficacy against acne and its sequelae
    • Has the highest degree of tolerance
    • Is a complete system of medical products designed to achieve synergistic effects
  • Epiduo from Galderma is a single product combining 0.1% Adapalene and 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide.
    • Benzoyl Peroxide is a very potent bactericidal reducing P. acnes colonization without increasing antibiotic resistance
    • Adapalene is a retinoid with known comedolytic, anti-inflammatory and anti-comedogenic action.
    • The combination works synergistically providing great improvement of acne signs from the first week of use.
    • Well tolerated
    • Can be combined with other cosmetic treatments such as IPL or chemical peels provided that Epiduo is discontinued 2 weeks prior to procedure.
  • For those who cannot afford more expensive treatments or take some time off work then Dr S. Foutsizoglou would recommend the Blemish + Age Skincare System by SkinCeuticals which consists of a cleanser containing capryloyl salicylic acid and glycolic acid to remove impurities and excess oil, a toning solution which removes surface cells, decongests pores and resurfaces skin, and a serum containing 2% dioic acid and alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids to prevent acne formation, help correct acne associated hyperpigmentation and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Sun protection and SkinCeutical’s antioxidants for optimal results are highly recommended.
  • Oral Isotretinoin Reserved for severe acne not responding to other treatments as it is associated with significant side effects.
  • Antibiotics such Tetracycline or Erythromycin
  • Chemical peels (e.g. Salicylic acid or TCA)
  • Mesotherapy
  • Medical Microneedling
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Surgery for severe inflammatory acne where abscess-like lesions are formed on the skin.
  • For female patients anti-androgen treatment may be prescribed along with topical agents

All the treatment options will be discussed with you during your first consultation. An individualised protocol will then be formed for you depending on your needs and severity of your acne. Our success rate is more than 95% with the vast majority of our patients describing their experience as a smooth transition to a transformed skin.


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