Acne is most common in adolescents and teenagers but can appear for the first time in the mid-twenties or even later. Acne causes the skin to appear red and inflamed and can be very difficult to treat. It often affects on confidence and self-esteem. Cadogan Clinic provides some of the most advanced and effective options for acne treatment in London.
Acne is a very common condition caused by the inflammation of grease-producing glands in the skin.
This causes 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.
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.
Why treat acne?
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 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.
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 consultation with one of our specialists.
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