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Acne & Acne Scarring

Acne is a skin condition or disease that caused when the body’s inflammatory defenses being unable to deal with a combination of oil overproduction and a concentration of bacteria on and near the skin surface.  When this occurs, an outbreak can result in a wide range of symptoms such as blackheads, whiteheads, redness spots, unsightly and painful pustules, painful to touch nodules, and even cysts. Furthermore, unless there is an early and effective intervention, it may not be possible to prevent a possible acne scar. In our clinic, the goal is to manage the majority of acne problems by using appropriate treatments and creams, while avoiding the more radical step of oral medications.  Because there is no known absolute cure, we are dedicated to improving and managing acne symptoms.  Controlling repeated outbreaks allows our clients to go about their lives with as little concern and worry about their skin as possible. With this troublesome, persistent condition being properly controlled, a client’s confidence in his or her personal appearance can be demonstrably restored and with it, they can expect more enjoyment in life. Fortunately, over recent years, a growing number of successful treatments for acne sufferers have been introduced. 

Prices:

 Single Session     6 Sessions      Special Offer**

3D Clear Skin HydroFacial 60 min                                        £90                    £450                    £570 (*8)        

3D Express Clear Skin HydroFacial 30 min                          £50                    £250                    £315 (*8)       

Acne-Clearing LED (Celluma) Light Therapy 30 min         £20                     £100                   £330 (*24)    

Acne-Clearing LED (Celluma) Light Therapy 45 min         £25                     £125                  £410 (*24)   

Acne-Clearing Microdermabrasion 30 Plus LED Therapy          £50                     £250                  £630 (*18)

Acne-Clearing Microdermabrasion 30 Plus LED Therapy          £60                      £300                 £765 (*18)

Dermapen                                                                                   £100                    £500                  £700 (*9)

Environ Acne Cool Peel                                                            £65                      £325                 £450 (*8)     

Glycolic Acid peel                                                                      £80                      £400                 £550 (*9)

IPL Acne Treatment                                                                 £80                     £400                   £550 (*9)       

Lanèche Glycopeel Facial (50%)                                             £65                       £325                 £410 (*9)       

Microdermabrasion 30                                                             £30                       £150                £210 (*9)      

Microdermabrasion 50                                                             £40                       £200                £280 (*9)      

Q-Switch Laser (Carbon Peel)                                                £150                      £750                £840 (*9)        

Salicylic Acid Peel                                                                    £70                       £350                 £490 (*9) 

      

* Subject to availability

**More Special Offer Packages Available

Benefits:

  • Improvement and control of the symptoms of acne

  • Confidence and self-esteem boosted

  • Reduction in excessive oil without drying the skin

  • Decreases bacteria

  • Lessens inflammation

  • Reduces open pores

  • Lowers the depth of scars

  • Lightens the pigmentation of acne scars

FAQs:

  • What treatments are available for acne and its scars?

  • Several treatments are available based on the severity of acne and the depth of the scar. You will require a personal consultation with a specialised aesthetician before a treatment plan is drawn up. Some of our most popular acne and acne scar treatments are Hydrafacial for acne, Microdermabrasion, Mild to moderate Salicylic Acid peel, very superficial to deep Glycolic Acid peel, Obagi ClenziDerm Range, Dermapen, Micro-needing, Facial Mesotherapy, and IPL.

  • What is the best acne treatment?

  • In recent years, the number and variety of acne treatments have increased significantly. The best treatment can only be determined in the private consolation, however, great care will be taken to recommend an expert course that benefits your skin’s appearance, contributes your health and contributes to improving your confidence. Of course, the severity of scarring and the client’s acne will help determine the best course of action. A personal consultation with a specialist acne aesthetician will be required in order to create a bespoke, effective approach.  

  • Who is affected?

  • 95% of all individuals experience some form of Acne during their lives. A rough estimate is that in fact 80% of people between the ages of 11-30 have been affected by it. Typical triggers are hormonal changes, and this is why Acne is more likely to manifest in those going through puberty or pregnancy (but not always) and while Acne associated primarily with the teenage years, it can also affect children and older people as well. Most people will have had occasional mild acne breakouts at some point in their lives, with many individuals experiencing more severe episodes.

  • What results will I see?

  • At this time, there is no cure for Acne, but the symptoms can be dramatically alleviated and significant improvement can be achieved by following our treatment plan. During your specialist consultation, options will be discussed and our aesthetic acne specialist who will recommend the best treatment for your specific condition and the positive, realistic expectations you can anticipate.

  • What is Acne scarring?

  • Large blemishes on the skin can remain once acne has subsided. These can be made worse because of the unconscious picking the spots which can leave crater-like dimples, lumps, and bumps. This situation can be made substantially worse for the sufferer if the areas are scratched or picked at while the disease is still active. Acne scarring is the most common complaint by teenagers.

  • When should I treat my Acne scars?

  • It is by far much more effective and easier to treat scars while they are still fresh and before they have “matured”, and getting difficult to be treated.

  • Is there any contraindication for Acne scarring treatments?

  • There are some medications such as oral Isotretinoin (Roaccutane) which would contraindicate immediate acne treatment.  For instance, if you have used oral Isotretinoin (Roaccutane) recently, you may be advised to wait approximately six months before beginning a course of treatment with us.

  • Which treatment is the best Acne scar treatment?

  • Because of the extensive range of treatments and the unique nature of each client’s skin, our aestheticians will approach your case on an individual “address and treat” method.  This frequently achieves the best overall result. We appreciate the serious psychological effect caused by severe acne scars on patients.  As a result, while we will strive to find methods for rapid improvement, we also want this to be the best long-term solution for you and reaching this goal takes commitment and time.

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