Get treatment for acne and scarring in Deansgate or Harley Street.
Treatment Summary Card
|No. of Treatments:
1 - 6
MAY BE REQUIRED DEPENDING ON TREATMENT
|Back to work:
2 - 3 DAYS
|Duration of Results:
1- 2 DAYS
How does it work?
Acne and scarring can be treated in a variety of different methods. At your consultation, your doctor will discuss which treatment may work best for you depending on the severity, location and size of the affected areas.
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL)
IPL treatments greatly reduce the number and severity of frequent acne breakouts. It also repairs existing scarring caused by acne and reduces inflammation.
The IPL laser light bypasses the top layer of skin (epidermis) and gently heats the cells in the layer below (dermis). When damaged, the cells in the dermis (fibroblasts) start to produce more collagen; this repairs the damaged skin caused by acne scarring and prevents further breakouts.
The laser light does not affect normal skin tissue and is only absorbed by cells with colour (chromophores).
A small micro-needled roller is manually operated over the stretchmarks by the doctor. The needles penetrate the epidermis of the skin and forces your body to produce more collagen. This new collagen growth helps to repair the damaged skin tissue caused by acne and scarring.
Dermaroller is a popular and effective treatment for reducing acne and repairing scars. Please see the dermaroller treatment card on our website for more information.
Non-surgical Acne and Scarring Treatments – ULTRAcel
ULTRAcel non-surgical acne and scarring treatment has 3 modes: Microneedling, Radio Frequency and Ultrasound. All of these settings are used in the acne and scarring treatment.
Radiofrequency uses heat to rejuvenate cells in the outer layer of skin (epidermis), microneedling uses small, automated needles to target the layer below (dermis) and ultrasound uses ultrasonic waves to promote collagen growth right down to the muscle layer (deep scarring).
Much like the dermaroller, microneedling operates the same way and is also often used for acne treatment. The main difference is these needles will be automated and emit radiofrequency as opposed to the manual nature of the dermaroller.
Radiofrequency uses radio waves to targets the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) and Ultrasound uses ultrasonic waves to tighten and repair tissues right down to the muscle layer (superficial muscular aponeurotic system).
For more information about ULTRAcel skin tightening, you can click the ULTRAcel logo at the top right of the website or find the appropriate heading on the website.
How many treatments will I need?
This depends entirely on how your body responds to treatment. Some clients may only require one session, whereas others may need additional treatments to reduce the appearance of deep scarring and heavy acne.
How long does it take to recover?
All the treatments listed above have minimal downtime. The skin may have some redness and slight sensitivity for the next two to five days. Most patients should be able to return to work immediately after treatment.
Will I need anaesthetic?
This will be explained to you at your consultation. For Fermaroller and ULTRAcel procedures a topical anaesthetic cream will be use.