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Acne Scar Treatment London

Acne is a common condition caused due to the inflammation of grease-producing glands in the skin, pustules and inflamed red papules. It usually occurs in the adolescence years and is commonly experienced on the chest, face and back. Acne may affect your physical appearance and even cause permanent scars if deep cysts are not treated on time. Besides that, it is strongly related to extreme level of stress and infections.

The correlation between acne and adolescence occurs due to an increase in testosterone in both genders during the time of puberty. Acne can occur due to psychological factors such as dietary habits, genetics and increased level of stress.

Our dermatologist at Clear Skin Clinic provides some advanced and effective options that can treat acne successfully. We also offer treatments such as Skin Rejuvenation and Facial Peels that can help treat acne easily.

Want to get rid of acne and scars?
Consult with our dermatologists today for a clear skin!

Signs and symptoms of acne

An individual with acne may have any of these blemishes.

  • Blackheads
  • Papules
  • Whiteheads
  • Nodules
  • Pustules
  • Cysts

Acne treatments can also be applied to the neck, chest, shoulders, upper arms, buttocks and back.

Symptoms of acne

  • Skin spots that range from mild whiteheads and blackheads to tender pus-filled cysts and pustules which can get infected.
  • Greasy skin due to the excessive production of sebum.
  • Occurs on the back, chest and face.
  • Flushing or skin pigmentation for dark skin type.
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Causes of acne

  • Acne happens when the bacteria infects the hair follicle that gets blocked with excessive sebum, leading to whiteheads and blackheads. These usually develop into blown acne with pustules and spots.
  • Genetic condition that is usually present in families.
  • Hormonal changes such as puberty, menstrual cycle, pregnancy and menopause.
  • Environmental factors like exposure to pollution or stress.

According to studies, people with acne may suffer from these problems:

Low level of confidence: Many people who are suffering from acne are found to lack self-esteem, which causes them to prevent social contact where possible.

Severe depression: People that are severely affected by acne are also likelier to suffer from depression due to the way it makes them look.

Dark spots on your skin: These spots are usually found when acne begins to heal. It may take months or even years for the dark spots to fade away.

Permanent scars: If you have had cysts and nodules, there will often be scars as the acne disappears. We advise that you visit a dermatologist who can find the right solution for your acne problems in order to prevent scarring.

Prevention of acne

  • Oily skin needs to be cleaned regularly with soap.
  • Avoid doing activities that cause you to sweat too much.
  • Prevent your hair from covering your face when it gets oily.
  • Wash your hair properly and more frequently.
  • Avoid touching your face with unclean hands as this will cause growth of bacteria and increase the formation of acne.

Some FAQs on acne treatment

Whether you are tanned or dark skinned, everyone can be treated with it. If you take certain medications or are pregnant, then it is suggested not to perform Intense Pulsed Light or IPL/laser treatment.

You should avoid popping spots as it might spread bacteria rather than getting rid of the acne. If you try to pop spots, this might make things worse. It is suggested to use sterilised equipment and wash your hands and face properly to avoid the spread of germs to other parts of your body.

There are no quick fixes for acne. If you want to solve the problem of acne without damaging your skin, practice a cleansing habit regularly. For this, you need to use an acne treatment that fights breakouts without causing more damage to your skin.

It is essential to know what is present inside acne lesions so that you can treat them properly. When pores get filled up with bacteria, dead skin cells and sebum, the combination can lead to inflammation and painful pimples.

The dark spots usually disappear over time. However, you may use sunscreen or avoid direct exposure to the sun. Try using chemical peels and use them in the form of acne treatment to prevent future scarring.

The treatment is slightly uncomfortable but anaesthesia is most often not needed. Many people consider the sensation to be somewhat similar to the flick of an elastic band.

After the treatment is done, your skin may become red and you may feel a warm, tingling sensation. The skin will get cooled to reduce any kind of discomfort and a calming gel will then be applied.

The treated area may turn red immediately after the procedure is done. This will usually disappear within a few hours. Most people do not experience any side effects but a small blister may occur or your skin which can become temporarily darker or lighter.

The treatment session is usually 30 minutes long. Intense Pulsed Light or IPL treatment may be combined together with microdermabrasion or glycolic acid facial peels to achieve the most desired result.

The number of treatments needed depend from person to person, however, 6 exfoliating treatments and 6 Intense Pulsed Light will lead to a significant improvement.

Yes, our specialists help patients in treating all kinds of acne, starting from mild and moderate to severe. The treatment we provide depends on the severity of your acne. After we consider everything, our team will prescribe the right medicine for your treatment.

Consultation Procedure

Before performing any kind of treatment, we advise that you attend a consultation where the details of your medical record are obtained to confirm your suitability for the treatments. You will have to sign an agreement for the test patch.

Why Choose Clear Skin Clinic for Acne Treatment

We have a team of trained dermatologists, skin care specialists and therapists who treat a good number of acne patients almost every year. We know how spots can affect your level of confidence and overall life.

Treating acne may take some time. We will try to improve your lifestyle without worrying much about your skin. We firmly believe that there is no proper treatment for skin problems, however, our skin care specialists are highly committed and passionate in improving and controlling the symptoms of the disease.

Is acne leaving a negative impact on your life and damaging self-confidence?

Our team is always there to assist you with the right treatment for your case!

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