Acne Treatment

What is acne?

Acne is an extremely common occurrence in adolescents and young adults, especially as teenagers reach puberty. Acne affects about 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 25, although it can also occur outside of these age brackets. Acne can be a very distressing and embarrassing condition that affects the face, neck, chest, shoulders and back. Through our acne treatment, we aim to alleviate the embarrassment associated with acne and help you regain your confidence.

We all have sebaceous glands present in the hair follicle which produce a natural oil, called sebum, keeping our skin and hair naturally moisturised. During puberty, skin cells in the follicle shed and mix with the sebum causing a blockage in the follicle. As more sebum is produced, the follicle swells up creating an ideal environment for a bacteria in the skin, called propionibacterium acnes, to multiply and cause inflammation. It is the growth of this bacteria and the resulting inflammation that causes acne lesions such as blackheads, pimples, nodules and, cysts. In severe cases, these lesions can rupture, resulting in acne scarring.

 
 

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What treatments are available?

At West London Dermatology Centre we have a team of six Dermatologists led by Professor Tony Chu, a world renowned dermatology expert who has published many clinical papers on acne including work with the highly effective Regenlite (NLite) laser. As a result, we can offer expert advice and a range of acne treatment options from skincare creams to laser treatment.

Depending on the type and scale of acne you have, our dermatologists will recommend treatment based on your initial consultation. It is essential that acne sufferers seek medical advice and consequent treatment when the acne is inflamed to prevent permanent scarring.

Before & After

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We offer no guarantee of specific results – results may vary for different patients & skin types.

 

Frequently asked questions

WHAT IS REGENLITE?
HOW DOES IT WORK?
IS IT PAINFUL?
IS IT SAFE?
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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

 

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