Everything you need to know
Our dermatology experts at Stratum Dermatology Clinics have a wealth of experience in the management of all types of acne in both children and adults.
We have acne clinics in multiple locations throughout the UK. Our acne dermatologists see hundreds of patients each month and we pride ourselves on our successful and comprehensive range of acne treatments, including both medical and surgical acne treatments ranging from micro-needling to acne laser treatments. This allows you to choose the right acne treatment programme for you to clear your skin and regain your confidence. During your consultation, our dermatologists will advise on the most appropriate acne treatment option for you.
ACNE TREATMENT BEFORE AND AFTER
There are a wide range of acne treatments available depending on the severity and location of your acne. We will often recommend a staged acne treatment plan over a period of 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 all of your treatment options and help you to decide the best programme for you – see before and after 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.
ACNE TREATMENT PROCESS
TYPES OF ACNE TREATMENT
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.
Dermalux ® LED Phototherapy is a multi-award winning acne skin treatment that combines clinically proven wavelengths of light delivered at therapeutic doses to naturally stimulate skin rejuvenation and resolve skin conditions. It is a non-invasive and pain-free treatment option suitable for all skin types which has proven results in the treatment of acne. The light wavelengths activate cellular renewal and repair, fuel the manufacture of collagen and elastin, reduce inflammation and destroy acne-causing bacteria.
The Nlite laser has been described as the most significant advancement in acne treatment for over 20 years and it has prolonged results. Nlite stimulates collagen production, kills bacteria and reduces the production of sebum from sebaceous glands in the skin.
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.
ACNE INSIGHTS AND ADVICE
WHY TREAT YOUR ACNE AT STRATUM DERMATOLOGY CLINICS?
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the UK, and we know how much acne and acne scars can damage self-confidence. As an expert dermatology clinic, we pride ourselves on our successful and comprehensive range of skin and acne treatments, which are tailored to you as an individual and will allow you to gain your confidence back.
We work with leading experts in the field of dermatology to ensure you have the best experience and treatment. Stratum Dermatology Clinics are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, are part of the British Association of Dermatologists and are top rated by patients on Doctify so you can assure safe and effective acne treatment with us. Both Stratum Dermatology Clinics and the consultants who work here are recognised by the main healthcare insurance providers.
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ACNE TREATMENTS AVAILABLE IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
FREQENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Things you can do yourself to help clear up acne include:
Washing the face once or twice a day with a mild soap and warm water. It is important not to over wash the face as this can irritate the skin.
Wash your hair regularly and keep it off your face
Try not to wear too much make up and make sure it is completely removed before going to bed.
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