Acne can be an extremely distressing condition and can happen to any of us and any time in our lives. Whatever the stimulus (whether it be natural hormonal changes, stress, diet etc.) the cause is always a rise in testosterone which leads to an increase in dead skin cells and an increase in the amount and thickness of sebum (oil). This leads to blocking of the pores and eventually the vicious cycle of p.acne bacteria is triggered.
Many traditional treaments for acne have serious side effects and may not be that effective. A good home care regime along with clinical treatments can often reduce and often completely clear acne. There needs to be a 3 pronged approach.
- Kill the p.acne bacteria - this can be done using IPL blue light and topical products
- Removing surface debris through clinical microdermabrasion and/or peels and gentle home exfoliation (aggressive exfoliation can increase inflammation associated with acne) and
- Normalising dead skin cells and oil production through the use of lactic acid and Retin A found in clinic based treatments and home care products.
Once again, a Professional Consultation is essential to assess your Acne and give personalised advice.
|EPISOFT IPL BLUE LIGHT|
|Episoft IPL utilises light waves calibrated to most effectively oxidize the bacteria which causes recurrent acne while dramatically reducing inflammation associated with the condition. Clinically proven to work. Most effective when combined with Derma Renew to remove surface debris, unblock pores and allow IPL to penetrate the skin. A good home care regime is paramount in the control of acne. Your therapist will guide you towards the right products for your skin at the time of consultation.||Price: £110 or 4 for £375|
|This concept can help clients affected by acne, acne scaring as well as general scarring. The procedure is based on the skin's natural ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage such as cuts, burns or other abrasions. The micro-needles penetrate the top layers of the skin and create pin-point injuries in the deeper layers. This triggers the body's natural wound healing response. As a result, new collagen and elastin is formed to reduce wrinkle depth, increase skin elasticity and improve the appearance of scars and other skin flaws. Results can be quite spectacular.|
Combining Vitamin C, growth factor and Vitamin A before and after your treatments can improve results by up to 5 TIMES. It is recommended to start priming the skin two weeks before your appointment and continue afterwards. Ultimate Recovery Serum will reduce dryness.
|Price: £200 for 90 mins|
|MICRODERMABRASION / DERMA RENEW|
|Using diamond tipped wands and Intense Pulsed Crystals (the most innovative technology on the market), this medical grade treatment provides outstanding results for acne and acne scarring. Having used other micro-dermabrasion machines, we found they could not deliver the results clients were looking for. The introduction of the IPC can effectively force the skin to produce fresh collagen and clears clogged pores ensuring results are delivered.||Starts from £32|
|PRIORI ADVANCED AHA PEELS|
|Normalising oil production and skin desquamation (shedding) through the use of professional strength Lactic Acid Peels and home care can dramatically improve breakouts and inflammation caused by Acne. Lactic Acid peels will also increase the water holding cells in the skin therefore improving its ability to fight off infection associated with the condition.||Price: £50 - 25 mins
Price: £60 - 55 mins
|MEDICATED CLEARING FACIAL|
|Suitable for mild acne, this Dermalogica facial uses once again Lactic Acid for its exfoliating and hydrating properties. Your therapist may also decide to perform extractions to remove comedones therefore reducing the likelihood of future breakouts. This is the perfect facial for a monthly maintenance for oily skin and mild acne or once you have finished a course of clinical treatments and you want to maintain results.||Price: £45|
|An Anti-acne peel which helps to control acne and reduces the risk of future outbreaks. Beta Peel counteracts all three fronts of acne by targeting each assault individually; blocked pores, comedones and inflammation. Beta Peel delivers a heavy dose of salicylic acid and azelaic acid straight into the pores, helping to keep the pores clear of cellular debris therefore reducing the number of pore blockages and breakouts on the skin.|
|LED Light Therapy (or Photo Dynamic Therapy) works on a host of conditions, including acne and acne scarring. It uses specific colour wavelengths of light that penetrate the skin at varying depths.
Blue light is a well-established technology for improving and potentially managing types of acne, and is now starting to be used within the beauty industry as more people are seeking alternative therapies in place of prescription medication.|
The technology derived from NASA proves that when our skin cells are exposed to Blue light it has a positive effect reducing bacteria. Photo Dynamic Therapy uses a low level of laser opposed to just a light therapy which only targets the skin's surface. Blue diode laser wavelengths boost the immune system and penetrate through the skin's dermal layer and specifically target the bacteria causing the acne. The Blue light also promotes cell regeneration and reduces inflammation. Red and blue light when used in combination have synergistic effects in treatment of acne.
Red And Blue Light Clinical Results
• There was optimum reduction of 81% at 12 weeks post treatment
• Reduction in pore size
• Sebum production was reduced by over 50%
• No damage to the sebaceous gland
|LED Mask 55 mins - £60
LED Mask with Microderm 55 mins - £70
LED Mask with AHA Peel 55 mins - £75