Our bodies produce a hormone called androgen which stimulates our sebaceous glands to produce an oily substance called sebum. An overproduction of sebum causes blocked pores, trapping the oil. Bacteria produced in our skin (P. Acnes) feed on and break down sebum. The P. Acnes bacteria become trapped and then the mixture of sebum, hair protein and fatty acids produced by the bacteria irritate the walls of the hair follicle causing inflammation and swelling.
Ellipse Intense Pulsed Light (Laser)
Ellipse treatment reduces the blood supply to the sebaceous gland, which in turn slows down the production of sebum. We recommend a course of four treatments at three weekly intervals. The best results are achieved on inflammatory acne - red, aching, raised pimples.
Cost per treatment £75
Red UV light for 10 minutes targets to porphyria produced by the bacteria that causes inflammatory acne. Safe, effective, non invasive therapy, promotes the body’s natural healing response. Suitable for all skin types. We recommend a course of 4 treatments and one maintenance treatment every 4-6 weeks.
Cost per treatment £40
£25 when combined with other treatments
The acne facial peel delivers instant and visible results, targeting problem prone skin. Lactic acid and Salicylic acid peels remove the dead skin from the surface which contribute to the blocked pores and dead cells in the pores. Home care products available to increase optimum results. We recommend a course of 4 treatments, one a week.
Cost per treatment £45
Acne Scarring or Scarring
The Rejuvapen is the most advanced type of medical skin needling. The concept is based on the skin’s ability to heal itself whenever it encounters physical damage. The Rejuvapen utilises 9 precisely spaced extremely fine, very small micro needles into the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis. As a result the skin shifts its natural repair mechanism into high gear and starts producing collagen and elastin to repair these micro perforations. We recommend a minimum of 5 treatments for scarring, one treatment every 6 weeks.
Cost per treatment £120
Course of 5 £500