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Pigmentation & Acne Treatment

During your consultation we offer you an in-depth assessment, the best advice, and the safest treatment plan available.

Pigmentation & Acne Treatment

During your consultation we offer you an in-depth assessment, the best advice, and the safest treatment plan available.

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    Why choose us?

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    What is acne?

    A condition resulting from clogged or plugged hair follicles present under the skin. It presents as small to large, red bumps on the skin which may be painful and pus-filled in some cases.

    • Rarely requires lab test or imaging
    • Can last several months or years
    • Family history may increase likelihood

    This clogging could be due to excess oil production, accumulation of dead skin cells, or bacterial infection. Acne presents as small to large, red bumps on the skin which may be painful and pus-filled in some cases. Treatment depends on the age, type, and severity of acne.

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      What causes acne?

      Acne results from clogging of hair follicles under the skin.

      Factors that influence clogging and acne development include:

      • Age: Teenagers and young adults are commonly affected
      • Excess sebum or oil production
      • Accumulation of dead skin cells
      • Bacterial infection of the follicle
      • Changes in hormonal levels as noted during puberty or pregnancy
      • Certain medications such as corticosteroids and lithium
      • Diet: Foods with high sugar content, dairy products , etc may trigger/worsen acne
      • Stress
      • Family history
      • Skin contact with greasy or oily substances
      • Friction or pressure on the skin

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        How long does acne last?

        Often it is mild. However, it is estimated that about 3 in 10 teenagers have severe acne bad enough to need treatment to prevent scarring. Untreated acne usually lasts about 4-5 years before settling by itself.

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          What is pigmentation?

          Pigmentation refers to the colouring of the skin.

          Skin pigmentation refers to the colour of the skin as a result of melanin. Pigmentation can also be a negative occurrence.

          Melanin is responsible for our skin colour.

          At times, mainly due to exposure to the sun, a lot of melanin is produced in the skin. This leads to a darkening of the skin, usually around a particular region like the face, arms, and shoulders.

          Other factors that may lead to an overproduction of melanin include hormones. Expecting women have reported seeing dark blotches or spots on their neck and face.

          Pigmentation is closely related to hyperpigmentation, which is simply an unusual increase in melanin production.

          With hyperpigmentation, the spots and blemishes become darker and turn to grayish-black or tan.

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            What causes pigmentation?

            Hyperpigmentation is caused by an increase in melanin. Melanin is the natural pigment that gives our skin, hair, and eyes their colour. A number of factors can trigger an increase in melanin production, but the main ones are sun exposure, hormonal influences, age and skin injuries or inflammation.

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              Can pigmentation be removed?

              Types of hyperpigmentation include age spots, melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is a harmless skin condition that people can get rid of using removal techniques such as cosmetic treatments, creams, and home remedies.

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                Key features of our private cosmetic skin clinic

                Personalised treatment plans tailored to your needs and goals

                Suite of non-surgical treatments available

                Team of carefully selected medical experts

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                    Our Aesthetic nurse will create a bespoke treatment plan, based on your unique facial anatomy, desires and areas of concern

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                    Results will be immediate, continue with your day following treatments. Your areas of concern rejuvenated in seconds

                    Pigmentation and acne treatment costs

                    OBAGI peel single session

                    £75

                    Suitable for those who would like to try the leading OBAGI system

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                      OBAGI peel six sessions

                      £300

                      Suitable for those who would like to reduce freckles and age spots and help prevent the appearance of new pigmentation

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                        NEOSTRATA peel three sessions (glycolic acid)

                        £160

                        Suitable for those who would like to exfoliate the surface layers of their skin, revealing fresh new layers

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                          NEOSTRATA peel six sessions (glycolic acid)

                          £300

                          Suitable for those who would like to exfoliate the surface layers of their skin, fine lines, wrinkles and improve ACNE prone skin

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                            Acne treatment FAQs

                            Do you treat all types of acne?

                            There are lots of different types of acne and recognising what type of acne you have is key to finding the right treatment to help.

                            Do you treat all skin types?

                            We are able to treat all skin types, during a consultation with one of our practitioners we will be able to assess your skin and decide which treatment will work best. If you have darker skin and are considering laser treatment you will need to have a patch test first. Certain health conditions and medications may mean you are unsuitable for treatment, and these will be discussed with you during your consultation.

                            What types of acne treatments do you offer?

                            The treatments include chemical peels such as Glycolic Acid Peel and a range of products that can be tailored to your skin type including the nurse prescribed OBAGI treatment system.

                            Is acne treatment permanent?

                            It is important to remember that acne can be treated but not cured. We recommend that if you are having treatment for acne prone skin then you should maintain them to avoid the risk of acne returning.

                            Will I need to continue having acne treatment?

                            Patients with long term acne often opt to continue having treatment in order to manage and control their flare-ups. This doesn’t necessarily have to be the same treatment they started with however, many patients have intense acne treatments to begin with but then top up with alternative treatments that work for them.

                            Are acne treatments painful?

                            Pain levels obviously vary from patient to patient. A chemical peel will have a similar feeling of warmth and tingling of the skin, it should be relatively pain free.

                            Will my acne get worse after treatment?

                            Some patients may find they experience breakouts after treatments, but this doesn’t mean that the treatment is not working. The breakout is often due to your skin clearing the acne causing debris that is clogging your pores and unfortunately it is often the case that your skin may look worse before it gets better. The more treatments you have the less your skin will breakout afterwards, we recommend that you continue with a course of treatment to ensure you get the best results.

                            Pigmentation treatment FAQs

                            What is the cause of pigmentation?

                            Hyperpigmentation is caused by an increase in melanin. Melanin is the natural pigment that gives our skin, hair, and eyes their colour. A number of factors can trigger an increase in melanin production, but the main ones are sun exposure, hormonal influences, age and skin injuries or inflammation.

                            Can pigmentation be removed?

                            Types of hyperpigmentation include age spots, melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is a harmless skin condition that people can get rid of using removal techniques such as cosmetic treatments, creams, and home remedies.

                            How do you get rid of hyperpigmentation?

                            Chemical peels, laser therapy, microdermabrasion, or dermabrasion are all options that work similarly to rid skin of hyperpigmentation. These procedures work to gently remove the top layer of your skin where the dark spots lie. After recovery, dark spots will be lightened, and you will have a more even skin tone.

                            What causes pigmentation on the face?

                            The hyperpigmentation is a direct result of an increased level of a hormone in your body that results in increased melanin synthesis. Excessive sun exposure can also cause an increase in melanin.

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