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Acne is a very common condition caused by the inflammation of grease-producing glands in the skin, leaving blocked pores (blackheads and whiteheads) and inflamed red papules and pustules, otherwise known as ‘spots’. Acne predominantly occurs during adolescence and is most commonly experienced on the face, back and chest.

Acne treatment is necessary for several reasons. Not only does the appearance of acne temporarily affect your physical appearance with pink marks, but it can lead to permanent scarring if deeper cysts are left untreated. Moreover, acne is typically associated with elevated levels of stress, unhappiness and infection.

The correlation between acne and adolescence is due to the increase in testosterone occurring in both genders during puberty. Acne can also be prompted by psychological factors such as increased stress levels, genetics and dietary habits.

Dermatology at the Cadogan Clinic provides some of the most advanced and effective options for acne treatment in London. After you’ve been fully diagnosed at your consultation, one of the various treatment options will be recommended by a dermatologist to achieve the best results for you. These range from topical creams and gels at the less severe end of the scale, to antibiotics, hormonal treatments and Roaccutane in more severe cases. We also offer unique treatments such as Facial Peels and Skin Rejuvenation treatments which can help treat Acne, as well as Dermapen treatment for acne scarring.

Whatever your personal requirements, you can rest assured that we will provide the leading UK consultants, techniques and facilities for your treatment at our state-of-the-art, purpose-built, central London clinic.

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When you come to Cadogan Cosmetics for your acne treatment initial consultation, your experienced aesthetic practitioner will explain the procedure to you and during treatment will ensure you are comfortable and provide you with goggles to protect your eyes.  A cooling gel may be applied to the treatment area, to soothe the skin before starting the acne laser treatment and the treatment is not painful.  Acne Clear laser system uses intense blue wavelengths of light to destroy the bacteria known to be a cause of acne.

Immediately following your acne laser treatment you may notice some mild redness and swelling, although this is normally, easily covered and settles within 24-48 hours.  Your Cadogan Cosmetics practitioner will recommend that you use daily broad spectrum sunscreen protection following your acne laser treatment.


The results of acne treatment are accumulative and most of our Cadogan Cosmetics patients generally start to see results after only a couple of treatments.  You will notice that your skin starts to become much clearer with less redness and acne outbreaks.

Acne laser treatment can be used to treat acne on the face, neck, chest and back- the common areas in which acne outbreaks occur.

The number of acne laser treatments you will need varies from person to person.  Most people require 6-8 treatments over a four to eight week period.  The results are accumulative and most of our Cadogan Cosmetics patients generally start to see results after only a couple of treatments.  At your initial consultation your aesthetic practitioner will devise a treatment plan for you based on your individual needs.


If you suffer from acne and have tried many other methods to combat it such as creams, face washes and lotions, you may find the laser acne treatment at Cadogan Cosmetics is the best spot treatment for you as unlike many treatments it destroys the bacteria which causes acne as well as reducing redness.

At Cadogan Cosmetics we have a number of treatments to improve active acne and acne scarring, depending on the individual such as chemical peels, Microdermabrasion, advanced skincare and the Acne Clear laser.  It is important to get the acne under control first before tackling the scarring to get the best results.  Your aesthetic practitioner will recommend a combination of treatments for you to combat acne and acne scarring.

Laser treatment for acne is an effective procedure and appears to improve acne vulgaris with a reduction in inflammation and the number of pustules and papules in some individuals.  It is even more effective in combatting acne when used with other acne treatments as recommended by your Cadogan Cosmetics aesthetic practitioner.

The bacteria in acne release porphyrins and when they absorb light of certain wavelengths, free radical damage is produced, and this destroys the bacteria helping combat the acne.  Laser acne treatment uses a narrow-band, high-intensity blue light source that is readily absorbed by porphyrins released by the bacteria causing acne.

Yes, IPL treatments can be used to treat the appearance of acne. By undergoing a number of treatments, varying depending on the patient and the severity of the condition, IPL can help to destroy the bacteria that create acne, therefore reducing its appearance on the skin.

To discuss the different options of skin treatments for acne available at Cadogan Cosmetics and identify the best treatment for you, we recommend booking a free consultation with one of our specialists.

We use a variant of the general anaesthesia technique called TIVA (Total Intravenous Anaesthesia) that is delivered by our team of top anaesthetists. Intravenous delivery enables our anaesthetist team to monitor anaesthetic depth more closely via specialized computers to maintain an optimal level of anaesthesia. This means you will wake up feeling much better than with traditional alternatives and ready to go home shortly after.

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