Almost everyone at some point in their life will experience acne. From the teenage breakouts, to persistent inflamed cystic acne in adulthood. I’m sure you’ve had at least one experience of trying to conceal, dry out or reduce a dreaded breakout on your skin….. And usually it seems to occur right before an event.
I am no stranger to acne myself. I had the usual hormonal breakouts as a teen, but they were persistent, sore and red… I even recall not going to school some days because I was so self conscious of my skin… then it calmed down in my later teens and reappeared with a vengeance in my early 20’s. Ironically this was when I was studying at uni and working in a skin clinic where I had access to every topical skin care cream, serum, treatment and peel possible… but it got worse, it was only when I took a hard look at my lifestyle and stopped over doing it that my skin improved… and now I’ve just turned 30 and I don’t recall the last time I felt worried about leaving the house because of my breakouts…. But it’s been a journey.
Welcome to episode number 9 of the Heal Thy Skin Podcast, I’m Marni, your host and today I am speaking with Carly Whytcross, Dermal Clinicianat CAPS plastic surgery clinic in Canberra.
Carly graduated from the Bachelor of Health Science Dermal Therapies degree in 2010. For the past 12 years she has worked in Canberra’s leading Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Clinic (CAPS Clinic) for renowned Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr Alastair Taylor.
Carly is the Dermal Clinician and unit manager within the practice and her experience and dedication has lead her towards mentoring, training and educating new staff within the practice as well as a past clinic supervisor at Victoria University. She is passionate about all facets of the dermal sector including advocating on behalf of and creating awareness of the special skill set of Dermal Clinician`s. Clinically, her eye for detail has created a special interest in treating acne and photodamage.
Carly shares how viewing acne more holistically leads to better outcomes and some practical tips on how you can treat or seek out treatment for your own acne or acne scarring.
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