Acne treatment is available if you suffer from the pain of occasional, severe, chronic or long-term acne.
There are many acne treatment options. Please read below for more information.
What is acne?
Acne is a very common skin condition characterised by comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and pus-filled spots (pustules). It usually starts at puberty and varies in severity from a few spots on the face, neck, back and chest, which most adolescents will have at some time, to a more significant problem that may cause scarring and impact on self-confidence. For the majority it tends to resolve by the late teens or early twenties, but it can persist for longer in some people.
Acne can develop for the first time in people in their late twenties or even the thirties.
What causes acne?
The sebaceous (oil-producing) glands of people who get acne are particularly sensitive to normal blood levels of certain hormones, which are present in both men and women. These cause the glands to produce an excess of oil. At the same time, the dead skin cells lining the pores are not shed properly and clog up the follicles. These two effects result in a build-up of oil, producing blackheads (where a darkened plug of oil and dead skin is visible) and whiteheads. Acne can run in families, but most cases are sporadic and occur for reasons such as daily dirt/sweat accumulation hormones, stress,. It must be noted that by keeping skin scrupulously clean the acne will lessen.
How can acne be treated?
If you have acne but have had no success with over-the-counter products then we can help. We have various acne treatments here at the clinic to help.
Microdermabrasion for acne is the ideal treatment for anybody wishing to experience a more effective exfoliating facial treatment. Benefits of this are reducing enlarged pores, eliminating blackheads and whiteheads these results can be seen from as little as one treatment. The procedure is performed by using a hand piece that the operator passes over the skin. This evenly removes the outermost layer of skin. The treatment procedure takes approximately thirty minutes, depending upon the skin condition, the area to be treated, and the desired outcome.
IPL Laser Acne Treatment helps to treat and prevent acne as well as helping to eliminate acne scarring. Our laser is used in the affected area to help target and destroy the bacteria that causes spots. We initially recommend a course of eight treatments once a week and then thereafter will depend on the severity of your acne.
LED Light Therapy ‘blue’ light helps eliminate acne, improves allergies whilst the LED Light Therapy ‘green’ light can help redness, accelerates the absorption of skin care products and improves sleep quality. The number of treatments you will require will depend on your skin type and concern.
Facial Skin Peels are a deep exfoliation procedure, sloughing the top layer of skin to reveal fresher, brighter complexion.
Facial Skin Peels or, as they are sometimes called, chemical face peels can dry out active acne and soften the appearance of scars caused by acne. A solution is a combination of mild acids, some tingling usually occurs upon application of the Facial Skin Peel, your face may appear slightly redder than usual but will subside after a short time. The number of treatments you will require will depend on your skin type and concern.
Skin Needling is also know as Micro Needling, uses Nanopore Technology as an alternative to surgical procedures. This treatment is aimed to help skin rejuvenation, it targets skin tightening, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation.
Acne scars and stretch marks have never been easier to remove thanks to the innovative award-winning non-surgical skin regeneration procedure from Nanopore. The therapy provides advanced micro-medical skin-needling, a procedure that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, brighter, healthier younger-looking skin your practitioner will use a medical device to produce thousands of micro-medical needle-columns in the skin.
Each column will penetrate into the dermis of the skin and will be approximately 0.1mm in width. The column will close rapidly enabling the skin to recover quickly – often the same day. After your treatment your body will start to naturally regenerate and repair the skin, working below the surface in the dermis. This takes time as new collagen is formed, new skin cells are generated and blood supply is enhanced. It can take up to 6 weeks before visible signs of regeneration and repair are seen and the process will continue over the following months, providing you with a natural and long lasting enhancement. Full Facial Treatment takes one hour. A Course of 4 treatments is advised to get best results. Results can be seen after just 1 treatment.
Skin care products The clinic has various skin care products that can be used topically to complement additional treatments.
If you would like to talk to the clinic about any acne treatments or concerns regarding your skin call us on 01626 777027 for a confidential discussion.