Acne Treatment

treatment based on dna prescription - delivered by qualified practitioners

Aimed at controlling an outbreak and maintaining healthy skin

Acne Treatment

Peels | Microneedling | Microdermabrasion | Co2 Resurfacing | IPL

Acne

About acne

Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point. It causes spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that's hot or painful to touch.

Acne most commonly develops on the:

  • face – this affects almost everyone with acne
  • back – this affects more than half of people with acne
  • chest – this affects about 15% of people with acne

Treatment Highlights

  • Acne is a multifaceted problem encountered by a significant percentage of the population at any age. Its estimated around 9.4% of the worlds population and its currently the 8th most common disease
  • Wide range of innovative technologies to choose from to suit your individual needs
  • Strict and proven protocol to deliver best possible result
  • Combination of innovative methods and ingredients to control, combat, resolve, heal, maintain & improve skin

"Patient safety, compliance to regulations, highest quality patient care and innovation are our primary focus in every treatment we deliver. ."

Emma Soos - Founder

Managing Director, The Womens Health Clinic

Types of spots

There are 6 main types of spot caused by acne:

Whitehead and/or Milia

An inflamed raised pore with a collection of white cells as the body tries to fight the underlying infection in the pore. If squeezed, oozes a pus like liquid. The pore is sealed withian the skin

Blackhead

An open pore/comedone, which is black due to oxidisation of the build up of dead skin cells trying to rise to the surface, often associated with working in dirty environments and teenaged skin, and skin which does not have a regular cleansing or deep cleansing routine

Papule

Seen in more severe cases of Acne. Inflamed raised lumps or bumps, often in a cluster that come to a head. Much bigger than a whitehead and often get worse upon drainage. Control may require antibiotic therapy to resolve underlying infection to calm before further treatment can happen.

Pustule

Further on from papules, inflamed and infected often all the way to the base of the sebaceous gland ( the gland responsible for releasing the oil that hydrates the skin) and most likely to leave a scar if squeezed.

Cystic Nodules

Stages of Acne

Acne can be broadly divided into 3 categories for ease of deciding which program or approach is best suited to the patient.

Stage 1

Mild pimples ( superficial spots), blackheads and milia, whiteheads in some places, little inflammation

Stage 2

Greater amount of blackheads or larger in size, small papule or pustules localised, acne breakout may occur in other areas such as neck, chest and back, Slight inflammation

Stage 3

Significant inflammation, severe papules/pustules, cystic nidules, hugh risk of scarring and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
Other issues to consider relating to Acne
Acne sometime has some longer lasting effects, even once it has calmed from the active phase.

Scars, Pigmentation and Redness

These are the side effect of outbreaks and can leave the skin uneven in texture, or be very noticeable.

There are several different types of scars but can loosely be categorised as :

Macular Scars

Macular ( scars characterised with darker pigment/tone than the surrounding skin). They often look puckered in appearance

Ice Pick Scars

These are characterised with small, fairly deep holes that look like a puncture or stab mark by something sharp.

Rolling Scars

These are caused by tight structures or bands that run under the skin giving it a puckered appearance that looks like an undulating hill

BoxCar Scars

Round or oval craters on the surface often referred to as pock marks

Pigmentation

The most common type of pigmentation seen in acne is Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This is a response to injury of the skin and can be the result of acne, burns or friction.

This type of pigmentation results in tan, brown or black colour to skin

Once acne is under control, skin care and in clinic treatments can reduce or prevent further outbreaks.

Treatment process

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Free Telephone Consultation

We provide a no obligation free telephone consultation. Following this you will be asked to complete various questioners depending on the treatment you have chosen.

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Consultation

If you want to go ahead with the treatment following your free telephone consultation, you will have a face to face consultation with your practitioner.

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Treatment

You will receive the treatment following by your written consent to accept the treatment. You will be asked to pay for the treatment before the treatment is carried out.

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Follow-up

You will be asked to complete post treatment questioners in
order that we are able to provide you with best possible
aftercare

Treatment

Principally aimed at controlling an outbreak, maintaining healthy skin once this is controlled, and resolving post outbreak issues such as acne scarring or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Benefit is to dry out the sebaceous glands where bacteria thrive and it also reduces redness/rosacea. This treatment is not a cure, as such, but a very useful way of controlling acne so that other treatment regimes can be used.

Maintenance

This can range from a tailored skin care regime, through to regular treatments such as medical needling to deliver nutrients to promote healing and reduce inflammation, and in some cases reduce the appearance of scars ( as well as providing anti-ageing benefits too)

About Peels

A chemical peel is a treatment designed to refine and improve a range of skin conditions. A chemical solution is applied to outer layers of the skin with the aim of either removing damaged outer layers, or stimulating their turnover through exfoliation. There are several types of exfoliation levels.

  • Level 1 peel 50% 50%
  • Level 2 peel 75% 75%
  • Level 3 peel 100% 100%

1 single peel - £60 - £200

Price varies depending on level of peel and additional serums

3 peel treatments - £150 - £575

Price varies depending on level of peel and additional serums

6 peel treatments - £375 - £1,100

Price varies depending on level of peel and additional serums

About IPL

Light is described in terms of its wavelength which is measured in Nanometres ( Nm). Different wavelengths have different properties

When light is applied to tissue it has an effect on the structure it encounters, and what outcome is aimed for. Typically light covers to heat in most cases with IPL, destroying the target and leaving the surrounding area unaffected. At low power light can cause a chemical change in the affected structure, as in the case of Acne treatments.

1 single treatment - £45 - £75

Price varies depending on area

2 treatments - £75 - £140

Price varies depending on area

6 treatments - £250 - £900

Price varies depending on area

8 treatments £320 - £1,250

Price varies depending on area

About Microneedling

This involves the pricking of the surface of the skin multiple times with small needles to cause micro-injuries that the body recognises as a minor injury and results in regenerated and renewed skin and improved skin turnover. Our clinic uses a needling pen device as they are designed to adjust to different depths during various treatments. 

  • Basic needling 65% 65%
  • Advanced needling 100% 100%

1 single treatment - £190 - £490

Price varies depending on type (basic or advanced), severity and additional serums.

3 treatments - £420 - £920-

Price varies depending on type (basic or advanced), severity and additional serums.

6 treatments - £820 - £1520

Price varies depending on type (basic or advanced), severity and additional serums.

About CO2 Lasers

Laser resurfacing using CO2 laser is a renowned, safe and effective treatment for a variety of skin conditions. CO2 lasers connect with the water component in tissue. The aim is to create a small amount of damage, the recovery from which improves a variety of conditions. There are 2 ways to signal the body to create new collagen. These are to apply either heat, or mechanical damage. This has to be done in a controlled way to reduce the risk of adverse reactions and stimulate long term new collagen.

1 single treatment - £350 - £650

Price varies depending on area of treatment and type of CO2 mode

4 treatments - £1,240 - £2,250

Price varies depending on area of treatment and type of CO2 mode

6 treatments - £2,000 - £5,000

Price varies depending on area of treatment and type of CO2 mode

About Microdermabrasion

It is a non-invasive procedure that uses tiny crystals or other exfoliating surfaces to help remove the superficial layer of dead skin cells.
When you take away the stratum corneum, or the top layer of skin, the body considers it as an injury. It then quickly replaces the lost skin cells with new, healthy ones. The entire procedure usually takes about 30 minutes for the face.
The machines can buff and polish the skin using a stream of fine crystals or a diamond tip, while some also vacuum loose skin cells from the face.

1 single treatment - £55

Price varies depending on area and additional products

3 treatments - £140

Price varies depending on area and additional products

6 treatments - £270

Price varies depending on area and additional products

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