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Acne Treatment

Before & After Treatment

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Acne Before Treatment
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Acne After Treatment

Acne Treatment

What is Acne?

Acne appears as raised, red infected lesions on the surface of the skin, accompanied by blackheads and overproduction of dead skin cells. The skin will look very inflamed, red and flaky.

So what causes this?

Acne is caused by the bodies increased production of the hormone Androgen; this stimulates the Sebaceous Glands causing more oil (sebum) to be produced. The increase in the oil production causes the pores to become blocked and the oil can no longer come up to the surface of the skin. Skin bacteria feed on this trapped oil and multiply. As they multiply they produce waste products and Sebacic Acid, this causes the redness, inflammation and visible infection. Acne can occur in both men and women during adolescence, or may only appear later in life as Adult Acne.

How can Intense Pulsed Light treat Acne?

The light is absorbed by the haemoglobin in the blood and converted to heat. This heats up the fine blood vessels that supply blood to the sebaceous gland. This causes minor trauma to the gland and slows down the overproduction of the oil.

How many sessions will you need?

Usually 3-6 sessions are required with approximately three weeks between sessions. Acne is a very difficult condition to treat and results will differ greatly on each individual’s skin, however, you can enhance your results if you combine this treatment with others such asMicrodermabrasion and Glycolic Peels.

We also have a very effective range of skin care called MD Formulations that contain Alpha Hydroxy Acid and other specialised ingredient that help exfoliate dead skin cells and increase moisturisation of your skin.

Please call us today on 01424 422166 for advice and to book a FREE Consultation.