Affecting young and old alike, Acne is a skin disease that occurs when hair follicles are blocked with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. It is the most common skin disease affecting 80%-90% of teenagers in the Western world. Though incurable, active acne and post-acne scarring can both be treated with great effect at our state of the art clinic in Bournemouth.
Our acne treatment options:
Many acne treatments are available, including lifestyle changes, medications and surgical procedures. At Wentworth Clinic, our treatments include a combination of the following, depending on your individual skin condition:
- Active acne:
topical and oral medications (detailed below),
and Nd:YAG laser treatments to the affected area
- Post acne scarring:
Microdermabrasion Jet Peel to remove dead skin cells
Long-pulse Nd:YAG Laser for dermal regeneration
Erbium Laser for resurfacing
Subcision and filler injections for deep depressions
Combined acne treatment plan
We provide a combined approach to treating acne, including diet, medical management and laser therapy. Our skin rejuvenation package for acne includes regular hydrodermabrasion (jet peel), episodes of Nd Yag laser treatment to focused lesions, and Erbium laser resurfacing for chronic long-standing skin irregularity.
We’ll schedule a one-on-one consultation with our skincare Consultant who will assess your skin, explain the acne treatments and procedures available to you, and provide a management strategy for your skin condition. Acne treatment is not a one-off procedure and it will therefore take many months to see a noticeable improvement.
Topical & oral medications to fight acne
The commonly used acne medications used topically are Azaleic acid, Salicylic acid, Benzoyl Peroxide and retinoids. Oral medications include Isotretinoin and various antibiotics. The combined birth control pill can also improve acneic eruptions.
If you are struggling with Acne then get in touch with our skin care team today. Either call us, or fill out our contact form to find out more about the Acne procedures and treatments we provide.