Our aesthetic clinic experts think everyone should feel happy, comfortable and confident in their own skin – whatever it looks like. While we may be first and foremost known for our beauty treatments, we’re also highly skilled in procedures that can benefit your skin. And, time after time, our clients love their results – whether it’s targeting signs of ageing, addressing dryness or problem skin, or simply giving you a radiant boost.
In this post, we’ll focus on acne treatments, which we can carry out here on Harley Street. We’ll cover popular options, as well as expected results and treatment time, so you have all the information you need to make a decision. Don’t forget, you can get in touch with us anytime if you want to ask a question or arrange a consultation.
What is acne?
First of all, it’s helpful to identify what acne actually is – especially as some of its symptoms are similar to other conditions (for example, redness and inflammation is also a sign of rosacea). Acne is essentially spotty skin, which may be blackheads or whiteheads (small bumps of a yellowy colour), papules or pustules (small red bumps, some of which contain pus), nodules (lumps under the skin) or cysts (large lumps, filled with pus).
What causes acne?
Acne can run in families, but usually hormones are the cause. These can lead the skin to over-produce oil, which then blocks the pores and traps dirt and bacteria inside. This in turn generates redness and inflammation, which can feel sore or hot to the touch.
Where does acne appear?
Mostly on the face, but sometimes on the back, chest and other areas of the body.
What acne treatments are there?
Chemical peels – these can help treat active acne, as well as scarring. Our top recommendation for chemical peels is the Glow Peel, which penetrates on the surface and to a medium depth, allowing for light peeling.
Medical facials – these can meet any skin care need or type, and have no downtime involved either. We recommend Hit The Spot from AlumierMD, which clears and clarifies while controlling oil; Spring Clean from Skinceuticals, which detoxes while it exfoliates, helping soothe inflammed and irritated skin; and Keep Calm & Carry On, also from Skinceuticals, which balances and renews the skin’s protective barrier while soothing redness and heat sensations.
Microneedling – ideal for tackling acne scarring, this involves using an electornic medical device to stamp tiny needles into the skin, which prompt skin healing and regeneration.
Book your treatment today
To find out more about our acne treatment, secure a consultation at our aesthetic clinic in Harley Street. Click here for details and to make a booking. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!