Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people and is characterised by comedones and pus-filled spots. It often starts in puberty and varies in severity. Spots develop on the skin, usually on the face, back and chest.
Acne is mostly due to the way skin reacts to hormonal changes. The skin contains sebaceous glands that naturally release sebum, an oily substance that helps protect it. During puberty, raised levels of the hormone testosterone can cause too much sebum to be produced. This happens in both boys and girls.
The sebum can block hair follicles. When dead skin cells mix with the blockage, it can lead to the formation of spots. Bacteria in the skin multiply, which can cause pain and swelling (inflammation) beneath the blockages
There are different kinds of spots which in term lead to acne: Blackheads are small, blocked pores, Whiteheads are small, hard bumps with a white centre, Pustules are spots with a lot of pus visible. Nodules are hard, painful lumps under the skin.
At the London Medical and Aesthetic clinic we offer an expert advice and a range of treatment options from medically prescribed skin products from Obagi to treat active acne and help dramatically improve the condition of the skin.
We aim to treat the root cause of the acne problem by targeting the bacteria that actually causes the infection. The non-invasive laser acne treatment we offer is suitable for all skin types.
The bacteria in the skin is successfully destroyed and the acne is cleared leaving the patient with smooth, fresh, healthy looking skin.
Smartskin CO2 fractional laser delivers a specific wavelength of laser light into the skin which both targets the bacteria wich casues infection and at the same time stimulates the skins immune systems to reduce inflammation and repair the damage casued by infection. It can also promote the productio of collagen so can also improve the skin structure and texture and smooth scarring.