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:


Our specialist skin care teams at the Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic have a long-standing reputation in the management of acne, with over 10 years’ experience in treating both acute and persistent forms. We are pleased to offer our clients several locations across the UK for their skin consultations, as well as a wide range of treatments specifically designed to combat acne. Our unique approach employs medical and surgical interventions where necessary, ranging from micro needling to laser therapy; allowing you to discover a tailored acne treatment programme specific to your individual skin needs. Ultimately, this means that you can feel secure in our capable hands and benefit from clear, glowing skin with renewed confidence.


Acne can be an embarrassing and persistent condition, which is why it’s important to find an appropriate treatment plan tailored to the severity and exact location of your skin issue. At our clinic, we offer a number of different treatments – broken down into convenient stages over a certain period of time – that will produce cumulative effects on your acne. Our professional dermatology consultants are here to advise you throughout the process and make sure you understand all the possible treatments for you; plus, we can also show you impressive before and after images from previous clients to give you a better idea of what results are achievable. Make sure you consult an expert when choosing an acne treatment plan, as this will help ensure the best results!

During your consultation, all your treatment options will be discussed and your dermatologist will advise on the most suitable treatment for you. Find out more information on the common ways acne can be treated below.


Microdermabrasion is a skin exfoliating treatment that can be used to treat acne and improve the appearance of the skin. It gets rid of acne by gently removing the outer layer of skin using tiny crystals, leaving the skin looking softer, brighter and stimulating new cell growth. It is great for treating acne. It is a safe and effective procedure that is suitable for both men and women of all skin types. Each treatment takes approximately 45 minutes and a course of 3-6 treatments is usually recommended.

Chemical peels work by gently removing the outer layer of the skin. This stimulates new skin growth which helps to reduce oil, unblock pores, reduce blackheads and minimise acne breakouts. There are different strengths or levels of chemical peel available. The superficial peel is the mildest form and is used to minimise acne breakouts by reducing blackheads, oiliness and unblocking pores.

Intense pulsed light treatment treats redness and thread veins which are commonly associated with acne and acne rosacea. This treatment works by using a powerful light that destroys the bacteria that causes acne as well as removing blood vessels that cause redness. This is a safe and non-invasive treatment and a course is recommended.

Dermalux ® LED Phototherapy is a multi-award winning acne skin treatment that combines clinically proven wavelengths of light delivered at therapeutic doses to naturally stimulate skin rejuvenation and resolve skin conditions. It is a non-invasive and pain-free treatment option suitable for all skin types which has proven results in the treatment of acne. The light wavelengths activate cellular renewal and repair, fuel the manufacture of collagen and elastin, reduce inflammation and destroy acne-causing bacteria.

The Nlite laser has been described as the most significant advancement in acne treatment for over 20 years and it has prolonged results. Nlite stimulates collagen production, kills bacteria and reduces the production of sebum from sebaceous glands in the skin.

Skin boosters are tiny injections of dermal fillers which are used to hydrate the skin and improve the skin’s quality. What makes them different from other injectables is that they are injected into the skin rather than underneath the skin.

In some rare cases, minor surgery in the form of subcision or excision of cysts can be used as a treatment. This surgical treatment removes troublesome cysts if another treatment has not worked.


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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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.

Appropriate Acne Treatment Identified

There are a wide range of acne treatment options available depending on the severity and location of your acne. 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. Results will likely appear within the timeframe suggested by your acne specialist.


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