Our functional medicine acne experts will help you get clearer skin
Do you have pimples on your face, neck, shoulders or back? Do you want to be able to manage your acne without the potentially harmful side effects of medications?
If you have acne you're most certainly not alone. It's estimated that up to 85% of Australians between the ages of 15 to 24 will experience some form of acne, however acne can affect some adults well into their late 40’s. It isn't just a teenage problem!
Acne can present in different ways and at different levels of severity including:
Defined by the development of a pustule/lesion or cyst as the result of the obstruction and inflammation of a hair follicle and the sebum gland within it. We most commonly refer to them as pimples.
Cystic or Hormonal Acne:
Typically (but not always) this acne is located on the lower area of the face and jawline, neck and back. Usually the pimples are inflamed or enlarged and take much longer to resolve. They can also leave large scars.
The effects of chronic acne are far reaching with both physical and emotional elements to consider, and the causes of acne are usually different for each individual.
Influencing root causes and factors driving acne include:
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Topical sensitivities
- Medication side effects
- Genetic predisposition
- Skin microbiome
The types of medications used to treat acne include strong medications with potentially harmful side effects including immuno-depressants, prednisolone and long term anti-bacterial medications.
At Melbourne Functional Medicine we help you get to the root cause of your acne, whatever your age, without any harmful side effects.
Tired of feeling unwell? Our leading experts in solving chronic health issues are here to help.
Get clarity, support and results on your acne
We take what’s complex and make it simple. We help you see through the maze of medical confusion with your ongoing, complex health issues and finally give you clarity on the underlying cause/s. We analyse, assess and test so we can pinpoint and focus on what needs to be addressed to improve your health picture.
You get a dedicated healthcare team that's just as invested as you are at getting the results you desire. We use a combination of unlimited clinical consultations with health coaching, so we don’t only help you join the dots on your health, we hold your hand through the entire journey so you achieve what you set out to do.
Those who have both a practitioner and a health coach supporting them in their goals are much more likely to achieve them, and get there much quicker than they would alone. This unique model is why we our patients regularly give us 5-star rave reviews on Google.