Acne Treatments

There are many treatments available nowadays to help treat both the cause of acne and the scars it can leave behind. If you have been affected by acne, you have come to the right place - we are the experts in skincare and would love to help you.

Worried about Acne, then speak to Zenith

What is acne?

Acne is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. The glands make an oily fluid called sebum that carries the dead skin cells to the surface of the skin. When the glands get clogged up, a pimple grows. The sebaceous (oil) glands come to life when a person reaches puberty, which is why acne commonly affects teenagers (although an estimated 80 percent of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 have acne outbreaks at some point).

Most pimples are found on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders.

Unfortunately acne can cause quite significant scarring which can affect your confidence.

There are several types of acne scar:

  • Box car scars:
    Scars that look like a cube has been cut out of the skin. They usually occur on the temple and cheeks, and can be either surface or deep, these are similar to chickenpox scars.
  • Rolling scars:
    Scars that give the skin a wave-like appearance.
  • Hypertrophic scars:
    Thickened, raised scars or Keloid scars (woody, pink shiny scar).
  • Ice pick scars:
    Deep holes, that are a common form of scarring, but are the most difficult to treat.

What treatments are available to treat acne and acne scars?

The procedure we use to treat you will depend on the severity of your condition and what our doctors and surgeons believe will get you the best results.

THE TREATMENTS WE OFFER ARE:

MICRO-DERMABRASION

MICRO-DERMABRASION

An exfoliation treatment using medical grade crystals - can be helpful for treating active acne and very mild scars.

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CHEMICAL PEELS

CHEMICAL PEELS

Used to take off the top layer of skin. Excellent results when used in combination with microdermabrasion for minor acne scarring.

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DERMAROLLER

DERMAROLLER

Microneedling to damage the skin and encourage it to heal itself. Effective for mild to moderate acne scarring.

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RECELL SPRAY ON SKIN

RECELL SPRAY ON SKIN

A revolutionary treatment that involves the creation of a solution from your own skin cells that is then sprayed onto your prepared skin to regenerate, restore and rejuvenate areas of scarring.

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DERMALUX

DERMALUX

An award-winning LED light therapy treatment which is generally used in combination with the above treatments to treat the acne and encourage the skin to heal.

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Fractora Laser

Fractora Laser

A powerful new laser designed to damage the base layer of your skin to encourage it to repair itself and produce new collagen.

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Fillers

Fillers

Can be used to fill in craters left by acne to leave a smooth appearance on the skin. Very effective but temporary - would need to be repeated periodically.

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PRP Therapy

PRP Therapy

A treatment using your own blood to boost collagen production and improve the appearance of your skin. Great for acne scars.

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It is quite likely that we will recommend a course of treatment to first address any active acne, and then improve the appearance of any scars that are left behind. It is worth bearing in mind that unfortunately nothing will get rid of your scars completely - the aim is to improve the look of the scar to make you feel more confident.

What is the next step?

The next step to treat your acne and acne scars is to book a free consultation with our doctor. At the time of booking, you will need to pay a small deposit to secure the Doctor's time, but this is redeemable against any treatment you have. At your consultation, the doctor will discuss all of the different options above and examine your scars to see what treatments will work best for you. Treatments vary depending on the severity of the scars and their location.

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