Laser treatments can provide a highly effective solution for eliminating persistent acne. Topical and antibiotic treatments provide popular and effective alternatives, but laser acne treatments (Acne Clear) can achieve quick results without the need for drugs.

Laser treatments target the porphyrins produced as part of the normal metabolism of acne bacteria, creating an organic ‘singlet oxygen’ molecule that rapidly destroys the bacteria without damaging the surrounding tissue on interaction. This naturally destroys the acne bacteria in just a fraction of the time it typically takes for antibiotics to work, with extraordinary results after eight brief treatments over a period of four weeks. This is three times faster than common antibiotics and topical treatments.

Whatever your personal requirements, Laser Acne Treatments at the Cadogan Clinic provides the leading experts and techniques at its state-of-the-art, purpose-built, central London facility.

Frequently Asked Questions

Acne Clear treatment is not painful. When you come to the Cadogan Clinic for your acne treatment initial consultation, your experienced aesthetic practitioner will explain the procedure to you. The practitioner is there to guide you along your journey and answer any questions you may have. He or she is your partner in the procedure and wants to make sure you are as comfortable before, during, and after the procedure as you can possibly be.

Before the treatment gets started your practitioner will give you a special pair of goggles to wear to protect your eyes from the light of the laser. A cooling gel may be applied to the treatment area, to soothe the skin before starting the acne laser treatment. This gel will also help minimize any tingling sensations or dryness after the procedure is over. During treatment, your practitioner will check with you to ensure you are staying comfortable and keep you apprised of how much time is left.

The Acne Clear laser system uses an intense blue wavelength of light to destroy the bacteria known to be a cause of acne. This system targets the bacteria and dead cells that have built up both on and below the surface of your skin.
It 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 Clinic aesthetic practitioner.

Immediately following your acne laser treatment, you may notice some mild redness and very slight swelling, although this is very easily concealed and settles within 24-48 hours. Your Cadogan practitioner will recommend that you use daily broad-spectrum sunscreen protection following your acne laser treatment to maintain optimal skin health.

Immediately following your acne laser treatment, you may notice some mild redness and very slight swelling, although this is very easily concealed 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 to maintain optimal skin health.

Acne Clear laser treatment can be used to treat acne on any areas where acne outbreaks occur; the face, neck, chest and back being the most common.

The cost varies depending on the size of the area to be treated and how many treatments are likely to be required. We do offer bespoke laser package for patients depending on their requirements – prices per treatment for Acne Clear laser start from £100. The best way to find out pricing is to come in for a consultation at our clinic. 

The number of Acne Clear treatments you will need varies from person to person.  Most people require between 6 and 8 treatments over a four to eight-week period.  The results are cumulative and most patients generally start to see results after their very first treatment. You will notice that your skin starts to become much clearer with less redness and acne outbreaks after just a few treatments.

Acne Clear is an effective spot treatment as it can achieve quick results without the need for drugs. If you suffer from acne you have probably tried many methods or topical treatments to try to address the problem including creams, face washes, creams and lotions which have all let you down. You may feel like you have run out of options, or that no treatment will ever really work for you.
Acne Clear is a laser treatment which can provide a highly effective solution for eliminating persistent acne showing a reduction in inflammation as well as the number of pustules and papules in many individuals

Topical and antibiotic treatments provide popular and effective alternatives, but laser acne treatments (Acne Clear) can achieve quick results without the need for drugs though can be even more effective in combatting acne when used in conjunction with other acne treatments as recommended by your Cadogan Clinic Dermatologist or aesthetic practitioner.

Laser treatments target the porphyrins produced as part of the normal metabolism of acne bacteria, creating an organic ‘singlet oxygen’ molecule that rapidly destroys the bacteria without damaging the surrounding tissue on interaction. This naturally destroys the acne bacteria in just a fraction of the time it typically takes for antibiotics to work, with extraordinary results after eight brief treatments over a period of four weeks. This is three times faster than common antibiotics and topical treatments.

Acne Clear laser treatment can also be used to treat acne in any areas where acne outbreaks occur; the face, neck, chest and back being the most common.

The Acne Clear laser is an effective procedure and appears to be most effective in treating acne vulgaris in particular; showing a reduction in inflammation as well as the number of pustules and papules in many individuals.  It is even more effective in combatting acne when used in conjunction with other acne treatments as recommended by your Cadogan Clinic Dermatologist or aesthetic practitioner.

With regards to scarring, the Acne Clear will work to reduce swelling and improve skin tone and texture, however we have several treatments that can improve both the active acne and post-acne scarring. Depending on what your skin needs we will design a treatment package specifically for you. This could include a combination of chemical peels, microdermabrasion, targeted medical grade skincare or other laser options. It is important to get the acne under control first before tackling the scarring to get the very best results.  

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 Clinic aesthetic practitioner.

Acne Clear laser is a highly effective solution for eliminating persistent acne when topical and antibiotic treatments haven’t been successful. It achieves quick results without the need for drugs as it destroys the bacteria that sits on the skins surface.

When you arrive at the Cadogan Clinic for your acne treatment initial consultation, your aesthetic practitioner will explain the procedure to you, 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 laser treatment. It is not painful although a slight tingling sensation may be felt.

The Acne Clear laser uses a narrow-band, high-intensity blue light source that is readily absorbed by the ‘’porphyrins’’, the organic compounds released by the bacteria sitting on the surface of the skin causing breakouts. When these porphyrins absorb light of certain wavelengths, free radical damage occurs – this destroys the bacteria on the skin surface and helps to combat future acne breakouts.  

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