There are four factors generally involved in the development of acne:
- Increased oil production
- Increased skin cell turnover
- Increase in the p. acnes bacteria
Before we can carry out treatment, we need to find out what type of acne it is and what is causing it.
Mild – this is when it has no inflammatory spots. Scarring is unlikely. There will usually be blackheads and/or whiteheads.
Moderate – this is seen as a mixture of blackheads, whiteheads and inflammatory spots.
Severe – this is characterised by an increased number of spots, with evidence of scarring and inflammation. Nodules, which are hard, raised spots that extend deep into the skin, will be present. Breakouts are cystic. It is important that medical advice is sought, therefore you will be recommended to see one of our dermatologists.
The Myths Around Acne
- It is not caused by eating too much chocolate or sweets
- Poor hygiene does not cause it
- It is not contagious
How We Treat Acne
Our acne treatment provides long-lasting relief by attacking the cause of the problem. After a thorough consultation to determine what grade of acne we are treating, we create a tailor-made course of aggressive treatments. Over the period of our sessions, your skin will be rejuvenated and revitalised, leaving you feeling renewed, confident and restored.
Our process harmonises the latest innovations in skin care with our own expert technicians who are able to create a bespoke programme to suit your skin. Drawing upon intense light treatments (IPL), ZO skin care products and acid peels, they are able to:
- Destroy the most common bacteria that cause acne
- Stimulate collagen production
- Boost the healing process
- Reduce scarring
- Improve the skin tone
- Minimise oil product
- Minimise oil inflammation