Award winning dermatology service, with over 20 years of experience

Short waiting lists, on some occasions offering same week appointments

Safe environment, in Care Quality Commission approved facilities

Acne Treatments Include:

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At Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, dealing with acne and acne scarring is one of our specialities. We understand that this common condition can be disheartening, but with the right protocol, it can be managed.

Acne occurs when there is an excessive amount of oil production in the skin and blockage which stop the oil-producing glands from releasing oil. It is also caused by a bacterium called Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), which causes inflammation in the blocked glands. We offer a range of treatments specifically for those who suffer from acne or acne scars so we can tailor a program to treat your individual needs.

With our successful and comprehensive range of treatments, our Dermatologists will ensure you are well-informed about all options available to you for clearing up your skin and looking your best again.


There are a wide range of acne scar removal treatments available depending on the severity and location of your acne scars. Your expert dermatology consultant will explain all of your treatment options and help you to decide the best acne removal programme for you – see before and after images below.

We have consultants and practitioners who are experts in the field of acne scar removal, providing you with dermatological diagnosis and treatment of the highest quality. We accept patients from all major insurers, or you can pay for your own treatment.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Scars are part of the skin’s natural healing process after it has been damaged and in the case of acne, are caused by acne cysts, often worsened by patients picking at spots on the face. Most acne scars will improve over time, however for persistent scarring, we offer a range of treatments to reduce the appearance of scarring such as fractional laser resurfacing and medical skin needling.

Acne affects most people at some point during their lives and will usually go away on its own, usually during teenage years. If acne is still prevalent in adulthood, treatment may be needed to help to control acne or to help reduce acne scarring.

Treatment times vary depending on the case of acne scars on hand, as well as the treatment plan selected. Micro-needling, for example, can produce visible signs of improvement, within 6-8 weeks of treatment.

Our skin treatments for scars are long-lasting, and often permanent, although in some circumstances you may need repeated treatments in the future.


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Our team of experienced aesthetic physicians will examine your skin to determine the level of severity of your acne and make a comprehensive assessment that will serve as the basis for our recommendations on the best treatments for you. We are committed to delivering tailored solutions that work best for each and every person, so rest assured that we will not just be following a standardised procedure. 

 All consultations are subject to a deposit payment that is redeemable against treatment cost. Ts & Cs apply.


A deposit is required to secure your booking, as per our Cancellation Policy. 


Here at Kent’s leading private skin and laser clinic, our experts are specialists in all aspects of dermatology, skin cancer, anti-ageing and beauty treatments. We are one of the few skin clinics in the UK where all medical consultations and treatments are provided by specialist doctors with Dermatology experience and laser training.

Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, ensuring the best level of treatment is provided to you in a safe environment. Our Clinical Lead Dr Mark Hudson-Peacock is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Laser Medical Association, the British Hair and Nail Society, the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology and is certified by the Consulting Room. We have won many awards including the WhatClinic Patient Service Award in 2019 and the ghp Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards 2019.


Book Acne Assessment

Contact us to arrange a no-obligation consultation with our experienced acne specialist who will examine and discuss your stage of acne scarring.

Appropriate Scar Removal Treatment Identified

There are a wide range of acne treatment options available depending on the severity and location of your acne scars. Our experienced acne dermatologist will explain all of your treatment options and help you to decide the best programme for you.

Treatment Begins

Once an appropriate treatment has been agreed upon, the treatment programme begins, and you’ll be well on your way to a healthier, happier skin, free from acne scarring. Results will likely appear within the timeframe suggested by your acne specialist.


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