Acne reduction treatments

Acne reduction treatments

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We offer acne reduction treatments to improve acne clearance, healing process and reduction of scarring at ND Beauty Skin Clinic in Prestwich.

Acne is a condition characterised by obstructed sebaceous glands, pimples and sometimes deeper cysts or nodules that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms.

Acne begins in adolescence and affects most teenagers at some time. However, adults too, can suffer with acne. When severe, acne can lead to scaring if not properly treated.

The most common form of acne is called acne vulgaris and is characterised by inflammatory lesions (pimples)

What are additional causes or factors of developing acne:

  • Hormones. At puberty Androgen hormones are higher and results acne
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome leads to high level of male hormones which cause acne
  • Stress, depression, menstrual period are flare factors for acne
  • Genetic factors
  • Cosmetics: foundations, non-mineral make-up, certain moisturisers
  • Excessive exercises, sweating, poor hygiene regime
  • Poor diet, lots of carbohydrates, yeast, chocolate, alcohol, coffee
  • Environmental factors such as humidity

What treatments are available at ND Beauty Skin Clinic to improve acne clearance, the healing process and prevent scaring?

  • Deep cleansing facials from Circadia and Environ
  • Enzymes facial with manual extraction and a high frequency treatment
  • Oxygen facial/clay masks/retinol serums
  • Course of peels: glycolic, salicylic, TCA 15%, azelaic
  • Carbon laser peel facial by ND Yag 1320 nm
  • IPL  blue light acne reduction treatment
  • Skin Accumax supplements
  • Environ, Circadia, mesoestetic ZO obagi – ND Beauty Skin Clinic is an authorised stockist of these products
  • Jane Iredale Mineral skin care make-up

Each client is different and we will tailor an individual treatment programme, specifically designed for your skin concerns, circumstances and budget.

Until recently, patients with persistent acne have been treated with only topical or systemic antibiotics. Recent studies show that certain light spectrum can target and naturally destroy acne bacteria.

Why Harmony® Alma is a good choice for acne treatment

Eight treatments over just four weeks can be enough to significantly improve acne; three times faster then common antibiotics. Superior AFT treatments for acne are safe with no side effects or discomfort. Patients see results right away with most patients achieving 80% clearance in just four weeks.

We offer Acne Reduction treatments that include AFT intense pulsed light as a stand alone treatment or in combination with other treatments such as peels, enzymes and oxygen treatments, microdermabrasion, skin care products and Skin Accumax supplements. See the video on the page, advanced facials, for more information.

How does AFT Intense Pulsed Light work?

The light emitted from the Advanced IPL system directly targets overactive sebaceous glands, greatly reduces the number and severity of active lesions, lessening the inflammation and frequency of breakouts. The light stimulates the production of new collagen to improve skin texture and also reduces the appearance of red and brown areas of skin that are often associated with acne breakouts.

How is the treatment carried out?

A layer of chilled gel is applied to the skin to help guide the light. Short pulse of light is released. The  process is repeated twice on all areas effected by acne. The gel is removed and the skin is moisturised. During treatment protective eye wear will be provided.

Am I suitable for treatment?

Almost everyone can be treated, apart from very dark skinned or tanned individuals. If you are pregnant or taking Roaccutane (an acne medication) it is best not to undergo laser or IPL treatments.

How does the treatment feel?

Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but no anaesthesia is required. Many people describe the sensation as similar to the flick of an elastic band.

What should I expect after the treatment?

Immediately after treatment, the skin may appear red and a warm tingling sensation may be felt. Typically the skin is cooled to ease any discomfort and cooling gel is applied.

Are there any side effects?

The treated area can become quite red immediately after treatment, but this usually disappears within a couple of hours. Most people experience no side effects. but very rarely a small blister could form or the skin may become temporarily lighter or darker.

How long does the treatment take?

A typical treatment session is approximately 30 min. IPL may be combined with glycolic acid facial peels or microdermabrasion and Oxygen facials for maximum results.

How many treatments are necessary?

The number of treatments necessary varies from person to person, but typically 6 Intense Pulsed Light and exfoliating treatments will result in a significant improvement.  IPL treatments should take place fortnightly with a glycolic acid peel or microdermabrasion treatment in between IPL sessions.

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Consultation procedure

Prior to treatment you must first undergo a consultation where details about your medical history are obtained in order to confirm suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to sign a consent form and undergo a test patch.

Some feedback from our clients:

“After a course of 6 Intense Pulsed Light treatments and chemical peel treatments, my skin is better than ever”.

“Not only have I seen a decrease in the number of spots, my skin seems to be much more even too!”

CARBON LASER FACIAL ⚡ help to treat mild acne, black heads,  reduce oilness of skin..
Also known as the charcoal laser facial or Hollywood peel.
This laser facial is a non-invasive procedure, with no down time & immediate results!
?‍♀️ Treatment: A layer of liquid carbon is applied over the face, which penetrates deep into the pores. A laser is then used to blast the carbon away. The carbon absorbs contaminants and the laser destroys the carbon getting rid of the contaminants too. As the laser penetrates the deep layers of the skin, it stimulates collagen production.
Sensation: Warm prickles
➡️ Purpose: Exfoliates the skin, reduce pore size, evens out skin tone, smooths the skin, creates a radiant glow, reduces acne-causing bacteria, shrinks oil glands.
➡️ Benefits: Lightens age spots, dark spots, fade freckles, reduces wrinkles and fine lines, shrinks pores, helps eliminate black heads and whiteheads, dead skin, reduces acne breakouts. Lifts & tightens the skin, improves elasticity, tightens pores. Reduces acne scars and post acne discolouration.
? Time:45 mins – 1 hr
?Recommended treatments: Between 4-6
?Recommended Frequency: Every 2-3 weeks
?Price: Usual price for treatment £55
Courses: Purchase a course of 5 treatments for £200
?‍?‍?‍?Suitable for: Ages 16+, Woman + Men (men must be clean shaven)

To Book:
Call: 0161 773 2799
Text: 07969524109

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