Acne Treatments in Guernsey
There are two main types of acne: non-inflammatory and inflammatory. Acne is categorised into 4 grades of severity, ranging from mild to severe.
It is important for us to establish which grade you fit into so that we can advise accordingly, in some very severe cases you may need to be referred to a dermatologist.
Acne can effect anybody from the start of puberty to post menopausal ladies and older men. Excess sebum production is the main cause of acne in young teenagers, it is vital that this is controlled by good medical topical products.
Dependant on the grade that you fit into, the following treatments can be used to help you.
First of all we’ll discuss your skin and lifestyle to establish if there are any changes you could make to improve your diet and skin care regime, as these problems are normally at the core of skin health. We will establish which treatments would suit you based on your unique circumstances. The consultation will include a Visia Skin Analysis providing the baseline photo from which we can monitor your progress.
45 mins |
Microdermabrasion is a procedure that exfoliates and removes the superficial layer of dry, dead skin cells using a stream of fine crystals and a vacuum to suck up the old skin cells that the crystals dislodge, it also helps clear out dirty pores and improves uneven skin tone.
Milia, comedone and black head extraction can be arranged in his treatment.
Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
IPL kills the p.acnes bacteria under the skin and also helps to reduce redness caused by post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It also gently stimulates the production of collagen which helps with the reduction of scar tissue.
If you have any inflammation around your hair follicles at the top of your legs, bum cheeks, crease of your bum then this is a marvellous treatment for preventing recurrence.
60 mins |
Microneedling using Dermapen and can help in reducing active acne appearance. Dermapen has a number of fine needles that create controlled tiny holes in the skin just a little below its outermost layer. With these tiny wounds present, your skin will start self-healing. It will also start producing collagen while also releasing growth factors. The skin will then become much thicker thereby improving its overall texture.
Bespoke Advanced Peel
Fabulous treatment that rebalances the ph of the skin.
• Reduces redness
• Kills bateria
• Dries out breakouts
• Resurfaces the top layer of skin
Your skin will go through a process of transformation which can take up to 5 days and you will experience some peeling. Don’t be frightened of this process it’s not painful and your skin will really thank you in the end.
Home care is just as important as clinic care. Your therapist will go through the appropriate products for your particular skin and we will do follow up reviews and provide photographs alongside our homecare plan.