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

When you come to Cadogan Clinic 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 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.

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 Clinic is the best spot treatment for you as unlike many treatments it destroys the bacteria which causes acne as well as reducing redness.

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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