Acne is a common skin condition that affects millions of people around the world. It occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, leading to the growth of bacteria and the development of pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads.
The overproduction of oil in the skin, hormonal changes, genetics, and certain lifestyle factors such as stress, diet, and hygiene can all contribute to the development of acne.
There are several different types of acne, including blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts.
- Blackheads are small, dark spots that form when a pore becomes clogged with oil and dead skin cells.
- Whiteheads are similar to blackheads, but are covered with a layer of skin and appear as small, white bumps.
- Papules are red, inflamed bumps that form when a pore becomes infected.
- Pustules are similar to papules but have a white, pus-filled center.
- Nodules are large, painful lumps that form deep within the skin, and cysts are large, painful lumps filled with pus that form under the skin.
There are several effective treatments for acne, including chemical peels, microneedling, and a good skincare routine.
Chemical peels work by activating the skin's natural healing processes, helping to restore healthy, smooth, and acne-free skin that is supple and glowing.
Microneedling is a procedure that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, triggering the body's natural healing response and restoring the skin to a healthy, acne-free state.
A good skincare routine, combined with patience, can also be effective in treating acne. Consistency and patience are key, as results may not be immediate but a well-maintained routine will help to achieve clear and healthy skin over time.
Yes, acne can heal over time with proper treatment and a good skincare routine... but the healing process depends on several factors, such as the type and severity of the acne, the individual's skin type and lifestyle, and the effectiveness of the treatments and skincare products being used.
For mild to moderate acne, over-the-counter topical treatments and a consistent skincare routine can be enough to clear up the skin. For more severe cases of acne, prescription medications and professional treatments such as chemical peels or microneedling may be necessary.
It's important to note that the healing process can take time and patience, but with the right approach, acne can be effectively managed and eventually healed. Book a consultation today to work with one of our Model Standards Clinicians to come up with a treatment plan for you and your skin concerns.
The length of time it takes for acne treatments to start working can vary depending on the type and severity of the acne, as well as the individual's skin type and lifestyle.
Topical treatments typically take several weeks to start working, while oral medications can take several months. Treatments like Chemical Peels, Deermaplaning, and Microneedling typically require a series of treatments to see results.
It's important to be patient and consistent with your skincare routine and treatments, as results may not be immediate but will become visible with time.
All of our clients first come in for a consultation. The consultation is there to talk you through your options, give you a patch test and check for any medical issues. The consultation costs £50 but this comes off the price of the treatment package that you go with. At your consultation, one of our nurse clinicians will talk you through options and get you booked in for your first treatment.