Treatment for Acne & Acne Scarring

Acne and the scars left by the spots it causes, can be stressful. If you are suffering then there are treatments available, and we have them right here at Clinic 33.

Everything you need to know about Acne…

Acne is the most common cause of spots. It is a skin condition that occurs when pores and hair follicles get trapped with oil (sebum), creating spots. However, acne occurs because that trapped sebum creates an ideal environment for a germ (bacterium) called ‘Propionibacterium acnes’, to live and multiply – and that’s what creates the painful redness around the spots.

Under normal circumstances, small numbers of this bacterium normally live on the skin and do no harm. However, if a large number develop in the trapped sebum, the immune system reacts (worse for some than others) and cause inflammation. If inflammation develops, it causes the surrounding skin to become red and the spots become larger and filled with pus (pustules).

In some cases, the pustules become even larger and form into small nodules and cysts.

Most people with it are aged between 12 and 25 but some older and younger people are affected; with boys of this age being even more prone to it that than girls.

On average, about 8 in 10 teenagers will develop some degree of acne. Often it is mild. However, it is estimated that about 3 in 10 teenagers have acne bad enough to need treatment to prevent scarring.

Acne usually affects the face but may also affect the back, neck and chest. The severity can range from mild to severe.

Untreated acne usually lasts about 4-5 years before settling. However, it can last for many years in some cases with visible marks and scars varying in severity.

On a short-term basis, each inflamed spot will heal eventually, however, in some cases, the area of skin that was inflamed remains discoloured for several months after the inflammation has gone (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). This is often more noticeable in darker-skinned people.

On a long-term basis, a small pitted scar is commonly left on the skin where there was an inflamed spot. These small scars often do not fade fully and are a marker in older people that they once had inflamed acne spots. This is why it is advisable to not let acne run it’s own course, rather have it treated to minimise it’s presence and therefore, reduce long term damage caused.

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Treatment for Acne & Acne Scarring

Acne and Acne scars are most successfully treated with good skin hygiene coupled with chemical peels and LED light technology. Both of those treatments have been subject to major advancements over recent years and are now the most effective they have ever been.

The Clinic 33 way…

Our objective is to provide effective solutions for various skin conditions and complaints, including the most challenging. We match the best of what current technology and industry advancements have to offer, with these biological knowledge to provide our service and ultimately improve your skin or body’s appearance if you are unhappy with it.

To treat acne and acne scars… we use LED light therapy by Dermalux, and medical grade chemical peels and aftercare products by Medik8 & Sesderma.
Sesderma is a Spanish skin care company who specialise in Nano dermatology, their budget investment for research and development is unrivalled throughout the industry. Medik8 is a UK skincare brand producing high quality but lower strength skincare products to Sesderma. We find having the combination of the 2 brands covers the large majority of Acne complaints.

Dermalux has been ranked skin treatment of the year for 4 years running and is covered on the Dermalux LED light therapy page

Interested? Please fill out the enquiry form on our contact page and one of our consultants will be in touch.

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