What happens after consultation?
You will be armed with all the information you need to make a decision on which options you want to uptake at home or in clinic.
What will treatment involve?
This is entirely dependent on the information we get from you and the symptoms you report.
We offer acne services with a qualified and experienced Aesthetician, for those who have mild acne and need to improve their skin care routines.
Other options for moderate or severe acne sufferers include being consulted by our lead clinic nurse. She will be able to offer more prescription based options such as topical antibiotics and prescription medicines.
We have a range of therapies including:
Cosmeceuticals – these are pharmacy based preparations which will change the way your skin behaves. Common acne preparations include salicylic acid, azelaic acid, glycolic acid, retinol and benzyl peroxide.
Facials and Chemical Peels – these are professional, in-clinic treatments whereby the chemical solution is applied to the affected area. Not all peels actually peel! Its important to know that these treatments come in different strengths and have varying amounts of ‘down-time’. Some therapies have literally no down-time at all and allow you to carry on normal activities straight away. Other peels will require you to adhere to strict aftercare instructions and may involve the skin physically peeling off.
Topical Antibiotics and Prescription Skincare – Creams, lotions, sprays or drops which are given when cosmeceuticals alone are not successful.
Antibiotic Tablets – These are often used in conjunction with other acne therapies to clear bacterial infection in the skin.
Light based therapy – We have a Dermalux phototherapy light which is a non-invasive treatment clinically proven to energise skin cells and speed up the regeneration of the skin. The bacteria in blue light is particularly useful for destroying unwanted bacteria in the skin. The Dermalux can be set to treat your individual skin concerns.
Skin Needling – We offer skin needling to those with either mild acne or acne scarring. The regenerative properties of needling allow collagen to be produced and the surface of the skin is re-texturised.
How long will it take for my skin to look better?
Acne is never really ‘cured’, it is mainly controlled. The treatments often rely on the new skin cells your body are producing to become evident. This means that at least a month, if not several months need to pass, to see the benefits of therapies. However, simple skin routine changes can take the heat, pain and redness out of the skin in a much shorter time.