Pigmentation & Acne Treatment
During your consultation we offer you an in-depth assessment, the best advice, and the safest treatment plan available.
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.
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
- Family history
- Skin contact with greasy or oily substances
- Friction or pressure on the skin
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Safe, medically focused care
Transparent & affordable pricing
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Pigmentation and acne treatment costs
OBAGI peel single session
Suitable for those who would like to try the leading OBAGI system
OBAGI peel six sessions
Suitable for those who would like to reduce freckles and age spots and help prevent the appearance of new pigmentation
NEOSTRATA peel three sessions
Suitable for those who would like to exfoliate the surface layers of their skin, revealing fresh new layers
Terms and conditions apply: *FREE consultation is subject to a deposit of £50, non-refundable but redeemable against any future treatments.
Appointments require payment in advance and a 24-hour cancellation policy applies.
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