Acne treatment London
Do you suffer from breakouts and spots as a result of acne? You’re not alone. Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. But there are ways to help reduce acne and get clearer skin with acne treatment in London.
If you’ve struggled with getting results from off the shelf acne treatments, it might be time to contact an acne specialist who can help get your acne under control.
Our practitioners at Skin Perfection are experts in treating patients with acne and acne scars. They will help you find the best course of treatments to help reduce open pores, calm inflammation and clear problematic skin long term.
What causes acne?
When you think of acne, you probably think of teenagers with spots and pimples. It’s true that teenagers are impacted by acne more, but women and men of all ages can experience acne.
So why do you get acne? Acne occurs when the pores on your skin become blocked with oil, bacteria and dead skin cells. This is where you start to see whiteheads, blackheads and spots and pimples form.
Your pores consist of hair follicles and sebaceous glands (oil glands). Your sebaceous glands release sebum, which is a substance that helps keep your skin healthy. However, when too much sebum is made it causes oily skin, clogged pores and acne.
Acne is likely to occur when:
- Your hair follicles produce too much oil causing oily skin
- You get a build-up of bacteria in your pores
- Dead skin cells collect in your hair follicles
Depending on whether you suffer from mild, moderate or severe acne, there are a number of symptoms you may experience. These include:
- Clogged open pores or blackheads
- Clogged closed pores or whiteheads
- Small red bumps (papules)
- Pimples with puss at the tip (pustules)
- Large lumps underneath the skin (nodules)
- Large lumps underneath the skin filled with puss (cystic lesions)
Each of these types of acne spots can lead to acne scarring. However, acne scars tend to occur most often when the more serious types of acne (cysts and nodules) pop and damage the skin nearby.
You may also develop acne scarring if you pick or squeeze your acne spots.
At Skin Perfection, we can help treat acne breakouts and help reduce acne scarring. Contact Our skin clinic in London to find out more.
What can trigger acne breakouts?
What causes acne or acne breakouts can differ from everyone. Besides clogged pores, bacteria and oily skin, there are a number of factors that can cause adult acne.
- Hormonal changes
- Not getting enough sleep
- Family history of acne
- Certain medications such as lithium, birth control and steroids
- Acne rosacea – persistent redness that causes small bumps or puss-filled pimples
The benefits of acne treatments
Acne is a persistent skin condition that can make you feel less confident in your appearance. Finding the right acne treatment for you with the support of our skin experts can help you to achieve clear skin that is free of spots and blemishes. It can also help reduce the risk of acne scarring.
How can I treat acne prone skin?
Have you tried a number of different acne treatment products and not seen any results? This is because there is a one size fits all approach to acne treatment.
Treating acne or acne scars is complex. For this reason, you need an acne treatment clinic, or a dermatology clinic that specialises in acne treatment.
Our team at Skin Perfection are experts in helping patients treat acne and acne scarring. From our experience, we can create a personalised treatment plan that will tackle your skin concerns and help you achieve clearer looking skin.
Take a look at some of the acne treatment options below. Or book a consultation to start your acne treatment plan today.
Effective acne treatments in London
Chemical peel or skin peels
Skin peels are great for improving your skin tone and texture. They help treat the surface of the skin as well as dead skin cells beneath the surface. They come in different strengths which makes them suitable for most skin types including sensitive skin.
This is a resurfacing treatment that works well on acne alone or when combined with other treatment options. Microdermabrasion helps to unclog or clean blocked pores and reduce oily skin. It can also work well if you have acne scars.
Laser photofacial skin rejuvenation
The laser photofacial treatment helps to reduce skin irritation and redness and reduces pore size. It can help treat different skin concerns including acne scarring and active acne.
This is an ideal treatment for all skin types and has minimal downtime. Microneedling with Dermafrac or Dermapen can help to reduce open pores, acne breakouts and tackle acne scarring.
LED light therapy
We often combine our led light therapy system with one of the above acne treatments. This is because it helps to calm irritated skin and inflammation, while reducing acne causing bacteria.
Why choose Skin Perfection for acne treatment in London
We are one of the leading laser and skincare specialists in London. We help our patients tackle a number of skin conditions including acne breakouts, scarring and problematic skin. Our extensive expertise in skin peels, skin rejuvenation and laser treatments means that we can find the best treatment for you.
We want you to achieve healthy skin that helps you feel good from the inside out. Through our consultation and skin health check, we will develop a tailored treatment package that will provide the solution to your skin issues in a safe and effective way.
See some of the acne treatment results we have helped our patients achieve.
How to find our clinic in London
Our central location in London makes it easy for you to reach us from wherever you are in the capital. Our skin clinic is based in Oxford Circus, which is just a two minute walk from the busy shopping area of Oxford Street.
21-22 Great Castle Street
London W1G 0HY
Tel: 020 7629 4116
Arriving by train
The nearest mainline station is Euston, and the Oxford Circus tube station is a short walk away.