It is commonly believed that, in order to get the better of spots and acne breakouts, it is necessary to use strong, alcohol laden products to dry the skin out. Unfortunately, these same products can often make the situation progressively worse by stripping the skin of its natural oils and encouraging the sebum glands to work even harder to replace it. This increased production of sebum provides the perfect environment for further bacterial growth.
Our recommended product ranges for the treatment of acne are Obagi Medical Clenziderm System which is formulated with Salicylic acid and Benzoyl Peroxide and BiRetix skincare which consists of Vitamin A, Botanicals and Salicylic acid.
We begin with a consultation during which we look at the current skin management regime, including all the products that the client is using. Whilst some products may be good for continued use, it is not unusual to discover that some products are not appropriate, or could be replaced with something much milder and more “skin-friendly”.
The client’s full medical history is taken and an examination of the skin carried out, to assess the current situation. If the client has a particularly sensitive skin, we may try some products on the skin at this stage, to test for skin reaction, whilst we complete the consultation process.
We then inform the client about the products and treatments which would be of benefit. These might be a mixture of a home care regime and in-clinic procedures. The treatment regime is always individualised for each client; what is perfect for one client with acne might be unsuitable for another.
Full costing for all products, non-laser and laser treatments are explained during the consultation and the client is under no pressure to make any decisions at the time; we always encourage people to go away and consider the information before embarking on any course of treatment.
If you would like to discuss potential treatments for acne, we offer complimentary consultations.