Treating Acne

Treating Acne 2018-03-14T13:52:22+00:00

Treating acne and problematic skin can be a challenge as we have to look at 4 key factors to cause acne and the best course of treatment to help slow down and ultimately stop the breakouts, redness, inflammation that is occurring.

Factors causing acne/problematic skin

  • Excess sebum oil production
  • Bacteria (P.acne)
  • Build up of dead skin cells
  • Hormones

Other factors to consider with acne and problematic skin

  • Lifestyle
  • Diet
  • Cosmetics
  • Stress
  • Gut health
  • Medication

Four Grades of Acne

Grade I – mild form with some open comedone (blackheads) and closed comedone (whiteheads)

Grade II – large number of open comedone (blackheads) and closed comedone (whiteheads) and possibly a few papules and pustules with slight inflammation

Grade III – as well as open/closed comedones, there are more red and inflamed papules and pustules

Grade IV – Severe inflammation and sometimes painful, large number of papules and pustules with large cystic. Sometimes referred to as cystic acne with deep cysts and scar formation

 

 

Homecare

For best results and to reduce the risk of any skin reactions as using powerful combinations of acids, it is recommended that you use the prescribed pH formula skincare products 2–3 weeks prior to the treatment, during and after the course of treatment has finished. The cost of the prescribed products are incorporated into the price of the course of treatment.

The use of an U.V. protect SPF 30+ is essential to protect the skin from UV radiation. Please note that it is recommended that extended sun exposure must be avoided, especially in the 10 days prior to the treatment.

Specialist Acne Treatment – Course of 6 treatments including a full homecare kit £495