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Acne and Acne Scarring

Acne

Acne is a common skin problem, affecting teenagers but also adults. ‘Spots’ can appear on the face, chest and back. The spots can range in appearance from painful pustules (pus-filled spots), cysts, whiteheads and blackheads.

If not treated adequately the spots can lead to scarring which can be harder to treat.

Acne happens because the sweat pore next to a hair follicle becomes blocked – usually with dead skin cells. The oil gland at the base of the hair follicle becomes enlarged and overproduces oil,  but the oil stays trapped under the skin as the pore is blocked. This leads to a bulge and the ‘spot’ forms. Bacteria can get trapped in the spot causing it to become red and sore.

How do we treat acne?

Treatments for acne work on ‘unblocking’ the pore and killing the bacteria.

Dependant on what treatments you have already used our healthcare professionals may advise any or all of the following:

  • Skincare products such as Clenziderm or Nuderm
  • Chemical peels
  • Dermalux

Contact us to discuss your treatment options. You will have a detailed free consultation, where a thorough medical history will be taken and an examination done before offering you treatment options.

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Acne Scarring

Severe cases of acne can result in scarring. The damage caused to the skin and its appearance can impact a great deal on an individuals’ confidence and self-esteem.

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How do we treat acne scarring?

Acne scarring usually requires combination of treatments to improve the appearances of the scars and will be determined by the type of scarring you have.

Treatment options include:

  • micro-needling (to stimulate the skin’s collagen)
  • chemical peels ( to exfoliate the skin )
  • laser resurfacing ( to exfoliate and stimulate collagen )
  • sub-cision ( the scar is released with a needle)
  • dermal filler treatments ( to fill any defects in the scar tissue)
  • steroid injections ( for hypertrophic/keloid scarring)

Contact us to discuss your treatment options. You will have a detailed free consultation, where a thorough medical history will be taken and an examination done before offering you treatment options.