Acne Treatments in Canterbury

Acne Treatments in Canterbury


Acne Treatments in Canterbury

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the world and as a result, there are plenty of products and treatments out there that claim to provide a solution to blemish prone skin. However, these treatments can vary in their effectiveness. Tackling acne and the subsequent scarring can be difficult, but with the help of the acne treatments offered by Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, this can be an issue of the past.

Nlite laser

The first acne treatment the Canterbury based clinic offers is Nlite laser treatment. This treatment is argued by many experts to be the most significant advancement in acne treatment in at least twenty years. The treatment aims to improve the look and feel of acne prone skin by penetrating the skin with a high-energy light beam. Nlite laser treatment is an effective solution to acne as it kills the bacteria responsible for acne and reduces the production of sebum from the sebaceous glands.

It is usually recommended that patients have an initial course of 3 treatment sessions with the Nlite laser – with a one month interval between sessions – to gain the best results. The treatment boasts an impressive success rate, with 4 out of 5 patients stating a noticeable difference in their skin, and a quarter of patients reporting a complete cure of their condition.

Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Once the acne-causing bacteria in the skin has been destroyed, many patients find that they are left with scarring. This is an issue many acne sufferers deal with, and it can be hard to tackle. Fractional laser resurfacing is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that aims to improve the look of the skin’s surface and fight flaws in the skin such as acne scarring (as well as blemishes, wrinkles and age spots).

Fractional laser resurfacing is performed with the Lux 1540™ laser at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic. Lux 1540™ laser is a 1540nm erbium glass non-ablative laser, which penetrates the skin with micro beams that cool the skin’s surface. The laser is able to penetrate up to 1mm into the skin whilst keeping the surface of the skin intact; meaning that it can provide the solution to acne scarring that patients are looking for, with a rapid recovery time.

Chemical peels

If you feel you need a more potent solution to your acne prone skin, then Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic’s chemical peel might be the right option for you. Chemical peel treatment aims to improve the look of skin imperfections, including acne scarring, by applying a layer of a chemical solution to the skin in order to peel away the top layer of damaged skin.

Chemical peels comes in three strengths to combat various levels of skin damage (superficial, medium and deep). At Canterbury Skin and laser Clinic we offer both superficial and medium strength peels to combat the look of acne and acne scarring. If you are looking to improve the look of minor imperfections and scarring within the skin, whilst also reducing oiliness, a superficial peel may be all you need. Alternatively, and if you have severe acne scars, age spots and pigmentation issues, a medium strength chemical peel might be more suited to your needs.

Seeking treatment

If you are considering any form of acne treatment, finding the right practitioner to perform your treatment is vital. As with all cosmetic treatments, patients should seek the expertise of an experienced and fully qualified cosmetic professional to perform their treatment.

If you are seeking acne treatments in Canterbury then there really is no better place than Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic. The clinic boasts a team of dermatologists and cosmetic doctors who all have a background in dermatology, which is beneficial when undergoing acne treatments as it means your practitioner has a greater understanding of the skin, its needs and it limitations.

If you would like more information on acne treatments in Canterbury with Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, book your consultation today. Our services are accessible in a number of locations around Kent including Ashford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Margate, Ramsgate, Hythe, Whitstable, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Sheppy and Maidstone. Contact us on 01227 472288 or email reception@skinandlaser.co.uk.