Acne and Acne Scar Treatments      

Acne and acne scars on face

Book your appointment online now or call us on 01227 472288 for further information

At the Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, we offer a range of treatments specifically for those who suffer from acne or acne scars. Our Dermatologists will advise on the most appropriate option for you.

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the UK, and we know how much acne and acne scars can damage self-confidence.

We pride ourselves on our successful and comprehensive range of treatments where people have the ability to choose what’s best for them and gain that confidence back.

The treatments we offer include:

Our team of experts will make a full clinical assessment of your skin to work out its severity and recommend the better types of treatment for your acne.

To book your initial consultation, please get in touch by calling us on 01227 472288 or Book Now using the online booking system on the Contact page above.

Consultation with Dr. Mark Hudson-Peacock, Consultant Dermatologist is £250. Consultation with Dr. Alice, specialty doctor in Dermatology and laser treatments is £180.

Your appointments are never rushed. We will take time to explain the procedures to you,  make a personalised assessment of your needs and agree a treatment plan to suit you.

You can find out more about each of the treatments we offer below.

Nlite laser treatment

The Nlite laser has been described as ‘the most significant advancement in acne treatment for over twenty years’ with the most impressive thing about it being its prolonged effected.

Indeed, four out of five patients noticed a real improvement in their acne, and a quarter of the patients reported cure of the condition.

Acne scarring can be improved by several methods, including Nlite to stimulate collagen production, laser resurfacing, dermal fillers, subscision, punch excision and derma roller treatment.

Further information on Nlite lasers and acne consultation costs, please see the linked page.

Dermalux LED Phototherapy treatment

Dermalux Phototherapy is a multi award winning treatment with clinically proven results. It is a non-invasive and pain-free treatment option that is suitable for all skin types. It has proven results in the treatment of Acne, Rosacea, Pigmentation, skin rejuvenation and more.  A course of treatment is advised.

Further information on this award-winning treatment, see this page on Dermalux LED Phototherapy.


Medical microdermabrasion helps to improve the texture and appearance of skin using state-of-the-art technology to exfoliate, enhance and smooth the skin.

It gets rid of unwanted acne and scarring by using a stream of fine micro-particles to partially remove the outermost layer and stimulate new cell growth, resulting in a smoother and more youthful glow.

Not only does it work well for acne and acne scars, but it also reduces the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, sun damaged skin and stretch marks – to name a few! It’s a safe and effective procedure that is suitable for men and women of all ages and skin types.

Further information on Microdermabrasion and costs are on the linked page.

Chemical peels

There are three types of chemical peels that you can choose from: a superficial peel, a medium depth peel and a deep peel. They remove the outer layers of the skin but to variable depths to benefit an array of skin conditions.

The superficial peel is the mildest form of chemical peel treatment available. It’s helpful in reducing oiliness, unblocking pore, reducing blackheads and minimising acne breakouts. they are performed by our Aestheticians.

Medium chemical peels are performed by our qualified medical skin specialists, and are effective in reducing the appearance of superficial acne scars, age spots, pigmentation and fine wrinkles.

Deep Peels are rarely performed due to the availability of other treatment options such as  resurfacing lasers, pigment specific lasers etc.

Information on Chemical Peels and costs, please click on the link.

Derma Pen (Medical Skin Needling)

The Medical Skin Needling treatment we offer may be significantly more invasive than those offered in a beauty salon. DermaPen treatments can be used to improve the appearance of acne scars, as well as wrinkles, stretch marks, chicken pox scars and more.

By using sterile micro-needles to make a multitude of tiny puncture wounds, derma roller treatment stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin.

This will result in smoother, plumper and more youthful looking skin after the treatment is finished – whatever your skin type.

Further information on how it works, side effects and costs are on the Medical Skin Needling page here.

Fractional laser resurfacing

Sufferers of acne scars can also turn to laser resurfacing to rejuvenate their skin and get their confidence back.

For fractional laser resurfacing, we use a non-ablative laser that delivers small micro-beams to the skin. It has a positive effect on wrinkles, sun damage and other blemishes as well as acne scars.

With a small penetration to the skin, the laser will target problem areas by creating tiny columns of treated tissue amongst the healthy tissue to promote all-round healthy looking skin.

Further information on fractional laser treatment for acne scars, please see the linked page highlighted.


IPL, or intense pulsed light, treats redness and thread veins which can often be associated with acne and acne rosacea.

IPLs work by producing a powerful light that destroys the bacteria that causes acne, as well as removing blood vessels that cause redness or thread veins. It’s a safe and non invasive treatment that is well tolerated.

Whilst the process can help to alleviate acne, however is not suitable to all acne/ rosacea sufferers which is why it’s important to have an initial consultation and clinical assessment by a fully-qualified doctor or dermatologist.

Why Choose The Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic? 

The Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, Kent is led by a Consultant Dermatologist and Laser Specialist. It is the winner of the Gold Award for Aesthetic Clinic of the Year at The Kent Health & Beauty Awards 2016 and 2018. The Clinic is fully registered with the Care Quality Commission. All the doctors, nurse and therapists are highly trained and have many years experience in the treatments offered.  Further information on the team, please see Meet The Team page.

We see clients from all over SE Kent such as Ashford, Dover, Deal, Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Folkestone, Hythe, Faversham, Sittingbourne and Maidstone.

To find out more or to book an appointment, call us on 01227 472288 or Book online now using the online booking system on the Contact page above.