Acne

Acne

Acne Treatment at Skin Confidence

Acne can be one of the most trying skin conditions to get rid of. What’s more, you generally need to give a treatment at least four weeks to work before you decide it’s not right for you. Acne can affect both your personal and professional life. Breakouts aren’t always easy to cover and scarring can leave you with low self-esteem.

At Skin Confidence Clinic, our team of qualified skin specialists are experts on acne, its underlying causes and the best treatment options.

Our acne treatments are designed to inhibit sebum production, limit the growth of bacteria and eliminate dead skin cells that tend to clog pores. Our goal is also to ensure that you have a personalised skincare plan and at-home regime that you can follow to maintain your results.

The Causes of Acne

Acne is the result of pores that are blocked by dead skin cells, oil and bacteria. Every pore is a follicle opening, which contains a hair and an oil gland. When this oil is released, it travels up towards the skin and settles there.

The problem comes in when the follicles produce too much oil or when too much dead skin and bacteria build up in the pores. When the bacteria can’t escape, it forms a pimple, some of which can grow quite large and cause scarring.

Acne Treatment Options

At Skin Confidence Clinic we’ll assist you with a tailored treatment plan that meets your needs and suits your lifestyle. The plan not only includes the treatments that your skin would most benefit from but advice on specific skincare regimes and products too.

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At Skin Confidence Clinic we’ll assist you
with a tailored treatment plan that meets your
needs and suits your lifestyle

We also have the following treatments available for acne:

Healite II

Healite II uses LED light to reduce inflammation and speed up cell regeneration. The energy that’s produced by the Healite II system is delivered deep into the underlying tissue of the skin in order to treat acne.

Of the three wavelengths that can be produced, the blue light 415NM wavelength is used to treat acne-prone skin. The blue light helps kill off the bacteria that causes acne.

A Healite II session takes as little as 15 minutes and is completely non-invasive and relaxing. This procedure is pain-free and patients are free to return to their usual routine directly afterwards. The number of sessions required will depend on the severity of the acne and your specific skin type. Once your desired result is achieved, monthly maintenance sessions are recommended.

Aquapure Hydrofacial

AquaPure HydroFacial takes about 45 minutes to complete and you’re free to return to your usual routine directly afterwards

AquaPure HydroFacial

The AquaPure HydroFacial is also non-invasive and helps detoxify and rejuvenate the skin from deep within. The HydroFacial system works with a series of hand-pieces that have a vortex-fusion delivery system. This spiral design allows for optimal and pain-free extractions and deep cleaning. A HydroFacial is carried out in four stages:

  • Cleansing. During this stage, all impurities are removed and the pores are cleared.
  • Exfoliation. The pores are then opened up and dead skin is removed. Exfoliation takes place at a much deeper level than what can be achieved at home.
  • Extraction. Next, any acne, whiteheads and blackheads are gently removed with a vacuum nozzle, leaving your skin smoother and clearer.
  • Hydration. During the last stage, the skin is nourished using a specialised serum, which is packed with beneficial nutrients.

Chemical Peels

At Skin Confidence Clinic, we also use medical-grade chemical peels to clear up acne.

During treatment, the peel is applied to the skin. Patients can expect to feel warmth and a tingling sensation as the peel begins to take effect. The peel works by eliminating bacteria and dead skin cells, leaving you with a fresh layer of healthy skin. Peels are available in different strengths but a medium strength is generally used to treat acne.

After a peel, it’s essential to follow the necessary aftercare instructions and adopt a personalised at-home skincare regime in order to maintain the results.

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