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Acne and Acne Scar treatment

 
At Total Body Care we offer laser and other forms of acne treatment, to effectively improve and treat the appearance of acne. We are well aware of how difficult it can be to live with skin you’re just not happy with, and have vast experience treating those who suffer from acne, improving their skin and enabling them to feel more confident and comfortable with their looks.

Acne can occur at any age, and happens when natural oil-secreting glands in the skin become clogged, inflamed and infected by bacteria. Acne is more common in teenagers, affecting up to 90%, but can occur at any stage in life, in both men and women, with the most common areas to be effected including the face, shoulders, back and chest.

Using laser treatment and combination therapy, at Total Body Care we can effectively treat acne and reduce any acne related scarring to improve the appearance and condition of the skin.

In the following video clip a Practitioner is performing acne treatment on a patient using the Total Body Care advanced Laser Nd:YAG procedure:

 

Prices

Whilst these prices are correct as at the time of publication, prices may occassionaly vary from those quoted here depending on the nature of the treatment taken. After the initial consultation the Doctor or Therapist will confirm the price of your recommended treatment.

Full Price per session
Initial Consultation NO FEE
Small area
(e.g. between eye brows, perineum,
fingers or toes, chin, upper or lower lip)
we recommend 4 to 9 sessions
£80
Medium sized area
(e.g. half of upper limb, naval, bikini)we recommend 4 to 9 sessions
£140
Large area
(e.g. lower limb, buttocks)we recommend 4 to 9 sessions
£210
Extra Large area
(e.g. tummy, back, chest)we recommend 4 to 9 sessions
£295


 

How Does Acne Laser Treatment Work?

As the glands (or pores) in the skin become blocked they start to be colonised by anaerobic bacteria, which only thrives in an oxygen free environment. By using laser treatment it is possible to destroy this oxygen free environment and therefore kill the bacteria that is causing the acne.

The laser light is well absorbed by the acne spots and the bacteria and is able to destroy the environment in which the bacteria is able to live, eradicating the bacteria. In addition the precisely controlled Nd:YAG laser light safely penetrates into skin to effectively target overactive sebaceous glands and to reduce the risk of developing new acne inflammation.

Alongside this, the laser also reduces the release of histamines, which add to the red and inflamed look of acne, working to improve the overall appearance of the complexion.

The treatment involves a laser light being directed at the area of the skin that is affected by acne. During treatment the skin will feel warm, but the treatment is not painful. Our Practitioner shall move the laser across the affected area, a little like a brush stroke, in order to kill the bacteria that causes the acne.

For improving the appearance of acne scars, the dual action capability of our laser treatment provides a supporting effect based on a precise and gentle skin resurfacing procedure in which an Er:YAG laser beam is absorbed by the top micro-layers of the skin to vaporize scarred tissue and stimulate the production of new collagen in the dermis

 

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The Results

For active acne, our laser treatment reduces acne inflammation through photoselective absorption and controlled heating effects. As mentioned before, the high powered Nd:YAG laser safely penetrates the skin to an optimal treatment depth to thermally and selectively destroy overactive sebaceous glands.

In addition to its thermal penetration effects, the Nd:YAG acne laser treatment also accelerates the healing process and stimulates collagen remodelling, an important step in the long-term treatment of acne.

For treating problematic acne scars, the element of our laser that produces the Er:YAG laser wavelength is ideal for gentle ablative scar revision. The Er:YAG laser safely and effectively provides the minimal penetration depth required for light resurfacing of acne-scarred skin, helping to improve skin texture and tone. Unlike chemical peels and dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing allows the penetration depth to be precisely controlled. The laser gently vaporizes micron-thin layers of the acne-scarred surface to reveal healthy, undamaged skin below. Laser resurfacing is a fast, safe and simple procedure.

After treatment the appearance of acne is reduced, and the skin should continue to improve due to the bacteria being destroyed. Over time and having benefitted from the acne therapy, the skin should return to a normal appearance.

The examples below demonstrate the effectiveness of acne treatment using the laser system operated by Total Body Care. The treatments result in significant improvements to acne related scarring and active acne skin, resulting in clearer skin with a noticeable reduction in scarring and improved overall skin condition:

 

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Our Recommendations

After the Treatment

An excellent skin care routine is essential after laser treatment for acne. Keeping the skin clean and hydrated is key to the improvement of the skin and at Total Body Care we can advise on the ideal skin care regime for your skin. You should not pick or squeeze remaining acne to avoid scarring, and over time the acne will improve in appearance. We recommend weekly treatments, with each individual needing around 4 or more treatments, depending on the severity of the condition.

Recommended Products Following Acne Treatment

SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective

SkinCeuticals Blemish & Age Cleanser

SkinCeuticals Blemish & Age Solution

SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Mask

SkinCeuticals SPF

SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 / 0.5 / 1.0 UK

Skinade

CaudalieVinosource Moisturiser

CaudalieVinoperfect Radiance Serum

Caudalie Purifying Mask

Nuxe Huile Prodigiuse

Nuxe Rose Petals Clarifying Mask

Ren Clear Calm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser

Jane Iredale Mineral Make-up

If you are interested in acne treatment, or you simply want to find out more, please do get in touch as we encourage all enquires and hope to help you further. Call us or send us an email today, or book in for a consultation.

Scientific & Clinical Research:

Comparison of Fractional Er:YAG and Carbon Dioxide Lasers in Resurfacing of Atrophic Scars in Asians. Manuskiatti W. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2011. No. 1. –
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Combined Use of Nd:YAG and Er:YAG in Acute Cystic Acne Treatments – A Case Study.

Kakas P. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2010. No. 1. P. S02. –
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Treatment of punched-out atrophic and rolling acne scars in skin phototypes III, IV, and V with variable square pulse erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser resurfacing. Wanitphakdeedecha R, Manuskiatti W, Siriphukpong S, Chen TM. 2009.
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Retrospective analysis of non-ablative scar treatment in dark skin types using the sub-millisecond Nd:YAG 1,064 nm Laser. – Badawi A, Tome MA, Atteya A, Sami N, Morsy IA. 2011.
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Treatment of atrophic facial acne scars with the 1064-nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser: six-month follow-up study. – Friedman PM, Jih MH, Skover GR, Payonk GS, Kimyai-Asadi A, Geronemus RG. Arch Dermatol. 2004. Nov;140(11):1337-41.
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