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Gold PTT Acne Elimination Programme

Prevalence of adult-onset acne

Acne isn’t just a skin problem that affects teenagers. Many adults continue to experience stubborn, recurrent acne well into adulthood. Studies have shown that there are several factors that may cause breakouts on the face. Stress, lack of sleep, poor diet and hormonal changes can play a part in the development of acne. Topical treatments are the mainstays of managing mild to moderate acne vulgaris but there has been little improvement of these topical treatments for many decades.

Gold PTT for treating recurrent acne

Gold Photothermal Therapy, or Gold PTT in short, provides us another option for treating acne. FDA-approved to tackle acne vulgaris, gold nanoparticles have been proven to be effective and safe as an acne treatment. Gold nanoparticles have been demonstrated to be biocompatible with the human body and have a higher affinity for the sebaceous glands of the skin when activated. 

There are several other options for addressing recurring acne on the face such as topical treatments, oral medications, chemical peels and even extraction. However, many of these treatments come with some undesirable side effects, which may not be acceptable to some people. 

On the other hand, Gold PTT treatment has little to no known undesirable side effects for the treatment of acne. 


What is the Gold PTT treatment like?

This 60-minute procedure is usually painless, with patients mostly reporting mild tingly sensations or tiny pin pricks during the treatment.

During the treatment, gold nanoparticles are applied to the skin. It is then infused into the skin and then activated with a long-pulsed laser. 

The gold nanoparticles absorb the light energy, which causes them to heat up and transfer that heat to the surrounding skin tissue. This localized heating can help to kill acne-causing bacteria and reduce inflammation in the affected area. 

This treatment results in the reduction of inflammatory acne lesions forming and decreased acne recurrence.

For best results, a course of 4 treatment sessions, 1 month apart, is recommended. Patients can usually see marked improvement in their acne condition around 4-6 weeks after completion of the 4th treatment session.


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    Reduce overall sebum production on the face by deactivating overactive sebaceous glands
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    Eliminates acne-causing bacteria
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    Reduce skin redness and inflammation caused by persistent acne

Best For

People who are suffering from persistent, recurring acne on the face caused by overactive sebaceous glands. 

Suitable for people who are not keen to opt for oral medication or undergo procedures that may have long downtime.

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