Acne is the world’s most common skin conditions, and can have a profound effect on the lives of sufferers. Acne sufferers often feel self-conscious and unattractive due to their condition, which can cause them to feel uncomfortable in social situations and restrict them in many areas of their lives. If you feel it’s time to free yourself from acne, then there is help out there. Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic is a cosmetic clinic that specialises in cosmetic skin treatments and offers a wide range of cosmetic solutions to acne and acne scarring. Here’s a closer look at the acne treatments that Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic offer.
The Nlite laser
Argued by some to be the most significant advancement in acne treatment for over twenty years, Nlite laser treatment aims to vastly improve the look and feel of acne prone skin by penetrating the surface of the skin with a high-energy beam. Nlite laser treatment is considered an effective solution to acne and the scarring the can come with acne, as it kills the bacteria that is responsible for the skin condition and slows down the production of sebum from the sebaceous glands simultaneously.
An initial course of 3 sessions of Nlite laser treatment at a one month intervals is usually recommended in order for best results. The treatment also boasts an impressive success rate, with four in five patients noticing a visual improvement to their skin and a quarter of patients reporting a complete cure to their acne.
Fractional Laser Resurfacing
If you are struggling with the scarring that your acne condition has left you with then don’t fear, Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic offers fractional laser resurfacing treatment to target these skin imperfections. Fractional laser resurfacing treatment aims to improve the look of the skin’s surface and fight against flaws within the skin such as acne scars, blemishes, age spots and wrinkles.
At Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, we perform fractional laser resurfacing with the Lux 1540™ laser. The Lux 1540™ is a 1540nm erbium glass fibre non-ablative laser, which penetrates the skin with tiny micro beams that cool the skin’s surface. The Lux 1540™ laser is also able to penetrate up to 1mm into the skin whilst keeping the skin’s surface intact. This means thatit can provide the acne fighting and skin rejuvenation results patients are looking for with a rapid recovery time.
If you feel your acne and acne scarring treatment needs to have a bit more strength behind it to gain the results you want then a chemical peel treatment might be for you. Chemical peel treatment involves applying a layer of a chemical solution onto the skin in order to burn the top layer of damaged skin in a controlled way, and reveal the healthy and flawless skin that lies beneath.
Chemical peel treatment come in three strengths that can combat various levels of skin conditions. However the majority of patients seeking to fight acne and scarring will be most suited to either a superficial or medium strength peel. If you are looking simply to reduce oiliness within your skin whilst also improving the look appearance of minor scarring and sun damage, a superficial peel may be all that you need. Alternatively if you are looking to fight against acne scars, age spots, pigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles then a medium strength peel may be best suited to you. The type of peel you are most suited to will be subject to a consultation with a cosmetic expert, whereupon they will assess your skin type and recommend treatment accordingly.
Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic has a highly qualified team of cosmetic specialists that are experienced in performing chemical peel treatment at various strengths, making Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic the perfect place to undergo chemical peel treatment.
All of the above treatments are viable options for patients looking to treat the look of their acne and acne scarring. Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic has a dedicated team of cosmetic doctors and dermatologists that are knowledgeable in all of the treatments mentioned within this article.
If you would like more information on any of the treatments mentioned then book your consultation. Call today on 01227 472288 and begin your journey to acne free skin.