Fight Your Acne This Acne Awareness Week

Fight Your Acne This Acne Awareness Week

Fight Your Acne This Acne Awareness Week

It’s Acne Awareness week; a time of year dedicated to raising awareness for one of the world’s most common skin conditions and the effect it can have on its sufferers. Dealing with acne can be an extremely difficult experience – not only do you have to find an effective solution that works for your type of acne, but you also have to live with the aftermath of the condition. Many people suffer with scarring following acne, which can have a huge impact on patient’s self-esteem. So to raise awareness of the treatments available for acne sufferers, Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic have put together their guide to cosmetic acne treatments.

Medical Microdermabrasion

In many cases, the secret to clearer skin starts with unclogging the pores. The pores can easily become blocked with a buildup of oil and dead skin cells, and in many cases it’s this buildup that causes the skin to breakout. There are plenty of cleansers on that market that can provide acne sufferers with an efficient solution to this issue, but in order to achieve a deep clean, medical microdermabrasion is the answer.

Medical microdermabrasion is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that has been used to fight a number of skin conditions (including acne) for many years. The treatment provides patients with an improved appearance to acne-prone skin. Medical microdermabrasion achieves this by pulsing oxygen pressure against the skin surface in order to allow microcrystals to reach the deeper layers of the skin and unblock the clogged pores.

Medical microdermabrasion is the perfect introduction for patients into the world of cosmetic acne treatment. The treatment is gentle and convenient, it can usually be performed in just 30 minutes and requires minimal recovery time, making it the perfect treatment for patients to test cosmetic acne treatment without making a strong commitment to treatment,” explained Dr. Mark Hudson-Peacock, the consultant dermatologist at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic.

Nlite Laser

We all know that light energy can be beneficial for acne. However natural forms of light such as sunlight can also often carry harmful rays; UVA and UVB rays. Fortunately Nlite laser treatment provides patients with an effective solution to their acne through the use of light energy in a safe way.

Nlite laser treatment works by penetrating the skin with high-energy beams of light energy. These beams can transfer their energy to specific areas of the skin’s tissue in order to treat various skin problems. The laser destroys the bacteria that causes acne, and reduces the production of sebum from the sebaceous glands in the skin, resulting in a visually improved appearance to acne prone skin.

“The great thing about Nlite laser treatment is that it provides patients with an effective solution to two contributing factors of acne. Patients can reduce the production of the sebum from the sebaceous glands, which is closely linked to development of acne, whilst also killing acne causing bacteria in the skin. This provides patients with an effective and time efficient solution to their acne prone skin,” said Dr. Hudson-Peacock.

Chemical peel

Once patients have beaten their acne they are often left with areas of hyperpigmentation. This can be an extremely frustrating experience for many patients, as they have managed to beat the condition only to find that they still have an uneven skin tone. A great way that patients can rectify this is to undergo a chemical peel treatment.

A chemical peel is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that aims to improve a number of skin complaints including acne scarring, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation and deep set signs of ageing. The treatment involves applying a layer of chemical solution to the skin in order to peel the top layers of damaged skin in a controlled way. Chemical peels come in three strengths (superficial, medium and deep), in most cases a superficial or medium strength peel is all that is needed to combat acne scarring and uneven skintone.

Chemical peel treatment is a great option for patients looking to rejuvenate their skin. Following an acne condition it can extremely hard to restore a healthy and even appearance to the skin, but with the help of chemical peel treatment, patients can gain a long term solution to their areas of hyperpigmentation and acne scarring.”

Derma roller

In many cases, patients can develop noticeable acne scarring. This can affect the patient’s self-esteem profoundly, and leave many sufferers feeling self-conscious about the condition of their skin. You may think that there isn’t much you can do to improve the condition of acne scarred skin, but derma roller treatment might be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Derma roller is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that aims to improve the appearance of scarred and ageing skin by stimulating the growth of collagen. The treatment achieves this by running a cosmetic roller infused with micro-needles over the surface of the skin. This encourages a faster skin recovery time and stimulates the production of collagen, which can improve the appearance of acne scarring.

“The great thing about derma roller treatment is that it provides patients with an effective solution to their acne scars and produces long-term results. This is a huge positive for many patients as it means they can enjoy the results of their treatment and regain their confidence,” concluded Dr. Hudson-Peacock.

Why choose Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic?

There are many cosmetic practices that offer cosmetic acne treatments, but Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic may offer you the best results of all. The clinic boasts a team of cosmetic doctors and dermatologists that are all experienced in treating various forms of acne. The clinic’s employment of dermatologists also means patients undergoing treatment with Canterbury Skin and Laser clinic will be pointed in the right direction when it comes to choosing an acne treatment for their condition. This is a huge benefit as it means patients are much more likely to achieve improved results and save money on treatments that may not suit their skin condition.

If you would like more information on acne and acne scarring treatment with Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, book your consultation today. The clinic has a following of loyal patients in a number of location around Kent, including: Ashford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Margate, Ramsgate, Hythe, Whitstable, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Sheppy and Maidstone. Contact them by calling 01227 472288 or emailing reception@skinandlaser.co.uk.