Active Acne and Acne Scarring
Acne is a common disorder of the oil or sebaceous glands, which causes inflammatory 'spots'. It occurs when the openings to the oil glands (pores) become blocked, allowing a build up of oil and bacteria, and subsequent inflammation. The clinical features vary from person to person and can include blackheads, whiteheads, pustules and/or nodules or cysts. Acne generally occurs in areas where there is a high concentration of oil glands ie. the face, chest, upper back, shoulders, neck. Although acne is most commonly seen in teenagers, it can affect people of all ages.
Acne can be triggered by hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy or the menstrual cycle. However, acne can also be aggravated by stress, some medications, make-ups or face creams, and other external or environmental factors. Genetics also plays a role, as acne often runs in families. The role of diet has always been controversial but some studies have shown a reduction in acne in patients consuming a low GI (glycaemic index) diet.
Acne scarring can cause significant psychological stress for those affected, and effective treatment is a specialised area of Dermatology. As there are many different types of acne scarring, treatment needs to be individualised. Acne scarring can appear as flat marks (which can be red, white or brown), raised or thickened areas, or indented or pitted areas of skin.
Treatment of acne scarring usually involves repeated treatments over a number of months to achieve the best results, and often a combination of therapies is required.
Where to start
- Diagnosis to determine and categorise Acne
- A tailored cleaning regime. The correct products are essential to keep the skin clean and the pores running well.
- Minimise oil production, hydrate and protect the skin to make one effective, protective skin barrier.
- Combination LASER light therapy; Anti Inflammatory and Resurfacing LASER deals with the hair follicule and scarring. LASER is the most effective, clinically proven treatment to instantly reduce aggravated acne pustules. LASER specifically tailored for folliculitis is one of the most effective treatments in reducing inflammatory lesions.
- Medications if necessary
- Referral to Dermatology if appropriate, we have established links with Raigmore Hospital Consultant in Dermatology
Aquagold Treatment is a micro-channelling treatment using an infusion of Toxin directly into the skin. This has the added advantage of slowing down the production of oil and relaxing skin tissue which gives the skin a tight appearance that gives you some 'time off' from inflammation and spot production.
- Consultation and Diagnosis – 50.00
- Laser Test Patch – 35.00
- Referral to Dermatology – 85.00
- Laser Light Therapy – 95.00
- Microchanneling infusion 'Botox' – 300.00
Discount of 20% is applied to multiple sessions, please ask for details