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When it comes to acne, many people have often tried a variety of ‘over the counter’ acne treatment with very little success. While there’s a wide range of acne treatment, there are very few that actually help. This can particularly be frustrating when none of the treatments actually help with your condition.
Whether you’re dealing with acne on your face, back or elsewhere on the body, acne spots can be debilitating to live with. But you don’t have to suffer. There is an array of treatments that have been scientifically proven to reduce the appearance of acne and to help manage the symptoms.
ACNE TREATMENT BEFORE AND AFTER
A wide range of acne treatments is available depending on your acne’s severity and location. We will often recommend a staged acne treatment plan over some time, where each stage will produce an incremental improvement in your acne. Combined, these treatments will produce a worthwhile, sustained improvement. Your expert dermatology consultant will explain your treatment options and help you decide the best programme for you – see the images below.
During your consultation, all your treatment options will be discussed and your dermatologist will advise on the most suitable treatment for you. Find out more information on the common ways acne can be treated below.
TYPES OF ACNE TREATMENT
All of our treatment plans are personalised to each individual patient. During your consultation, one of our expert dermatologists will identify the type of acne you have and the severity of the condition. There are many treatments, both prescription and over the counter, whilst over the counter treatments may be perfectly suitable for the mild acne, a patient will need to consider prescription treatments when over the counter treatments are no longer effective.
Microdermabrasion is a skin exfoliating treatment that can be used to treat acne and improve the appearance of the skin. It gets rid of acne by gently removing the outer layer of skin using tiny crystals, leaving the skin looking softer, brighter and stimulating new cell growth. It is great for treating acne. It is a safe and effective procedure that is suitable for both men and women of all skin types. Each treatment takes approximately 45 minutes and a course of 3-6 treatments is usually recommended.
Chemical peels work by gently removing the outer layer of the skin. This stimulates new skin growth which helps to reduce oil, unblock pores, reduce blackheads and minimise acne breakouts. There are different strengths or levels of chemical peel available. The superficial peel is the mildest form and is used to minimise acne breakouts by reducing blackheads, oiliness and unblocking pores.
Intense pulsed light treatment treats redness and thread veins which are commonly associated with acne and acne rosacea. This treatment works by using a powerful light that destroys the bacteria that causes acne as well as removing blood vessels that cause redness. This is a safe and non-invasive treatment and a course is recommended.
Skin boosters are tiny injections of dermal fillers which are used to hydrate the skin and improve the skin’s quality. What makes them different from other injectables is that they are injected into the skin rather than underneath the skin.
In some rare cases, minor surgery in the form of subcision or excision of cysts can be used as a treatment. This surgical treatment removes troublesome cysts if another treatment has not worked.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Acne, also known as acne vulgarise, is a result of oily secretions under the skin that block the tiny opening of hair follicles. When these become blocked, it leads to blackheads, whiteheads, papules, nodules, cysts or pustules.
Acne causes can include, hormonal changes, genetics, inflammation and bacteria. Many female sufferers of acne also report a worsening of their condition around their menstrual period.
In some cases, acne can be so severe that it can leave scarring, even milder acne can also result in scarring especially if the sufferer picks the spots.
Although this condition most commonly affects teenagers, it can affect any age group. Sufferers will experience oiliness of the skin around the face, upper parts of the chest and back. These spots can be painful with the colour ranging from red or yellow with whiteheads and blackheads, or a mix of all these features.
Acne affects most people at some point during their lives and will usually go away on its own, usually during teenage years. If acne is still prevalent in adulthood, treatment may be needed to help to control acne or to help reduce acne scarring.
Scars are part of the skin’s natural healing process after it has been damaged and in the case of acne, are caused by acne cysts, often worsened by patients picking at spots on the face. Most acne scars will improve over time, however for persistent scarring, we offer a range of treatments to reduce the appearance of scarring such as fractional laser resurfacing and medical skin needling.
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WHY TREAT YOUR ACNE AT ST. MICHAEL'S CLINIC?
Here at St. Michael’s Clinic, Shrewsbury’s leading private skin and laser treatment clinic, our experts are specialists in all aspects of dermatology, skin cancer, anti-ageing and beauty treatments. We are able to offer NHS patients a consultant led dermatology service from our sites in Shrewsbury and Much Wenlock.
St. Michael’s Clinic is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, ensuring the best level of treatment is provided to you in a safe environment. We are part of the Dermatology Partnership, a leading group of dermatology clinics, defined by clinical excellence and focusing on leading dermatological care.
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