If you would like to book a consultation for acne scar treatment in London the clinic is open from 11.00am - 8.00pm Monday to Saturday, call 020 7240 8600.
Acne, also called Acne Vulgaris in medical terms, is a skin infection that occurs during puberty. The spot spreads all over skin areas like face, back, chest, neck and shoulders. The follicles get blocked with dirt, debris, dead cells and oil and heal slowly. This can be very embarrassing which can lead to annoyance, depression, stress and scarring the affected area when left untreated.
We work with a team of well-trained dermatologists, skin care specialists, therapists who treat nearly 4,500 acne patients every year. We are aware how spots can have an influence on your confidence level and overall life. You might have tried all the solutions but still not getting the glowing skin you always wanted.
We believe that there is no correct treatment for curing this skin problem. However, our skin care specialists are committed and passionate in improving as well as controlling any symptom of the disease.
Treating acne can be a long journey and sometimes, you might lose your patience. Our motive is to give you a better life without worrying much about your skin.
Our dermatologists cure all kinds of acne, whether it is mild, moderate or severe. We provide the treatment on the severity of your disease and prescribe proper medication based on individual’s need.
The light emitted from the Intense Pulsed Light system directly targets overactive sebaceous glands, greatly reducing the total number and severity of active lesions, and lessening the inflammation and occurrence of break-outs. The light stimulates the production of new collagen to improve skin texture, and can also reduce the appearance of red or brown areas of skin that are often associated with acne breakouts.
A layer of chilled gel is applied to the skin to help guide the light. The light guide is placed onto the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is passed over the skin several times before moving onto the neighbouring area, and the process is repeated until the whole area is treated. Each pulse of light treats a large area of skin and so the duration of the treatment is very short. The gel is removed and the skin is moisturised. During acne scar treatment at our clinic in London protective eye wear will be provided.
Almost everyone can be treated, apart from very dark skinned or tanned individuals. If you are pregnant or taking Roaccutane (an acne medication) it is best not to undergo IPL/laser or Intense Pulsed Light treatment.
Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but no anaesthesia is required. Many people describe the sensation as similar to the flick of an elastic band.
Immediately after treatment the skin may appear red and a warm tingling sensation may be felt. Typically the skin is cooled to ease any discomfort and a calming gel is applied.
The treated area can become quite red immediately after treatment but this usually disappears within a couple of hours. Most people experience no other side effects but very rarely a small blister could form or the skin may become temporarily lighter or darker.
A typical treatment session is approximately 30 minutes. Intense Pulsed Light treatment may be combined with glycolic acid facial peels or microdermabrasion for maximum results.
The number of treatments necessary varies from person to person, but typically 6 Intense Pulsed Light and 6 exfoliating treatments will result in a significant improvement. Intense Pulsed Light treatments should take place fortnightly with a glycolic acid peel or microdermabrasion treatment in between Intense Pulsed Light sessions.
Prior to acne scar treatment you must first undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are obtained in order to confirm suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to sign a consent form and undergo a test patch.