Acne is one of the most common skin conditions seen in the community. It is characterised as both comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and pus-filled spots. These spots can appear in a variety of places. They can emerge as a limited number of spots on the face, neck and back but can become more significant if they persist and result in scarring.
Usually, acne appears during puberty, but it can develop in later life too. With all sufferer’s, acne can have a negative effect on confidence and self-esteem.
There are many types of acne and severe cases can result in acne scarring. The damage caused to the skin and its appearance can impact a great deal on an individual’s confidence and self-esteem.
Redness, marks and ‘potholes’ can’t easily be hidden when it’s on the face. Laser therapy is one of the advanced techniques, which is frequently used for skin rejuvenation. Non-ablative fractional laser resurfacing is developing very rapidly to become the gold standard for laser resurfacing therapy for various indications including acne scarring reduction. Other therapies are also available and your options will be fully discussed when you have your initial consultation.