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Acne can come in different forms including pimples, small spots, large fiery spots, blackheads, and other lumps and bumps. It can be persistent and affect quality of life by redusing self esteem and socila interaction especially when they are on the face, but they are also common on the back, chest, shoulders and neck.
Traditional options available for treatment include topical creams and lotions which can cause redness and irritation, oral antibiotics which can can cause stomach upset, light sensitivity and yeast infections in women. These however can take a long time to work it at all.
Another option, gaining support from medical practitioners is Intense Pulsed Light or Multi Pulsed Light to successfully treat acne and other skin conditions without adverse side effects.
This works by accurately targeting the optimum depth to destroy the bacteria responsible for acne. We use a SkinFirst MPL machine that uses completely different wavelengths for diffrent conditions which is why our results are so good. This is boosted by the combination of radio frequency.
This works by the light energy destroying the acne.p bacteria and causing a shrinkage of the inflamed sebaceous glands that cause outbreaks of pustules. At the same time the light and radio frequency energy gently heats the skin around the spots, activating the cells in the skin called fibroblasts which stimulate collagen remodelling and new collagen production that boosts the healing process causing the spots to disappear.
As with all the MPL treatments they are non-invasive, so there is NO recovery period after treatment. and normal activities can be immediately resumed.
Depending on the severity of the acne further treatments may be required. For best results we normally recommend between one treatment a week for four weeks or every other week. Most clients will see a significant improvement in four to six treatments. A maintenance programme is normally suggested every six months to control the activity of the sebaceous glands and the bacteria responsible for causing the acne.
Homecare is also important. Once we have taken control of the bacteria and improved the skin condition visibly and within the lower levels of the skin, we need to ensure that the conditions which aided the onset of the spots and lesions is not re-created. As there is an irregular shedding of dead skin cells there are some products that help to control this. Astringents need to be avoided as they can make it worse by encouraging more oil production, so hydrating the skin at a deeper level is important.
The treatment itself is often pain free, but you may feel a warm flick during treatment. After the treatment there can be some slight brief pinprick sensations. In certain cases there may be redness in the treated area, local swelling or goose bumps. However these will disappear several hours after the treatment.
Normally though, there are no visible secondary effects.
Prices per treatment session
Full Face £ 55
Back or Chest £ 75
Courses are also available for both of the above areas