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The Ultimate Guide to Control Acne

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At Premier Laser Clinics, we offer a variety of advanced acne treatments, including Carbon Laser Facial, Harmony ClearSkin, and more, tailored to your unique skin needs. Wondering which treatment is best for acne? It depends on your individual skin type and acne severity. Let our experts guide you to the perfect solution for radiant, acne-free skin.

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How much does acne treatment cost?

The cost of acne treatments varies, typically ranging from £70 to £200 per session, depending on the type of treatment. For accurate pricing, it’s best to consult directly with the clinic.

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Acne can be a persistent challenge, impacting not just skin health but also confidence and self-esteem. Fortunately, advancements in dermatological treatments have led to innovative solutions that cater to various skin types and acne severities. Here, we explore some of the most effective acne treatments available, designed to rejuvenate your skin and restore its natural beauty.

Acne Stages

Acne progresses through various stages, from mild to severe, and understanding these stages can help in identifying the most appropriate treatment approach. Here’s an overview of the common stages of acne:

Non-Inflammatory Acne

  • Open Comedones (Blackheads): These are clogged pores that remain open at the skin’s surface. The dark appearance is not due to dirt but to the oxidation of sebum and dead skin cells when they are exposed to air.
  • Closed Comedones (Whiteheads): These occur when pores are completely blocked by sebum, bacteria, and dead skin cells, creating a white or flesh-coloured bump on the skin’s surface.

Mild Inflammatory Acne

This stage involves the redness and swelling of the skin around clogged pores, leading to:

  • Papules: Small, raised, red bumps caused by infected hair follicles.
  • Pustules: Similar to papules but filled with pus. These can be red around the base with white or yellow centres.

Moderate Inflammatory Acne

Moderate acne sees an increase in the number of lesions, including:

  • Nodules: Large, solid, painful lumps beneath the surface of the skin, formed by the buildup of secretions deep within hair follicles.
  • Moderate Papules and Pustules: An increased number of papules and pustules characterise this stage, potentially covering significant areas of the face or body.

Severe Inflammatory Acne

Severe acne is characterised by numerous large, painful, and inflamed lesions, including:

  • Cysts: Deep, pus-filled lesions that can cause scarring. These are the most severe form of acne lesion and often result from a severe infection.
  • Severe Nodules: Like cysts, severe nodules are large, deep, and painful, often leading to scarring.

Acne Conglobata

This is a rare but severe form of acne that involves interconnected nodules and abscesses, leading to significant scarring.

Understanding and Treating the Stages of Acne

Early stages of acne (non-inflammatory and mild inflammatory) can often be managed with over-the-counter treatments, Hydrafacial or Oxygen Facial, and lifestyle changes. As acne progresses to more severe stages, it may require professional intervention, including prescription medications and possibly procedures like (e.g., Carbon Laser Facial, Harmony ClearSkin).

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How to Get Rid of Acne

Struggling with acne can be a frustrating experience, affecting not just your skin but also your confidence. With advancements in skincare technologies, getting rid of acne has become more achievable. Here, we outline effective acne treatments that can help you achieve clear, healthy skin.

Carbon Laser Facial

The Carbon Laser Facial, often referred to as the “Hollywood Peel,” offers a non-invasive solution to acne, oiliness, and enlarged pores. This treatment involves applying a layer of liquid carbon over the face, which penetrates deep into the pores. Laser light is then used to destroy the carbon, taking dead skin cells, contaminants, and oil with it. This process not only deeply exfoliates the skin but also stimulates collagen production, leading to firmer, more radiant skin. The precision of the laser ensures that the treatment is effective yet gentle, making it suitable for almost all skin types.

Harmony ClearSkin

Harmony ClearSkin utilises cutting-edge, non-ablative laser technology, making it a standout treatment for acne and acne scars. This method combines laser energy with cooling technology to target the acne bacteria and reduce inflammation without damaging the skin’s surface. The treatment is effective, safe, and provides the dual benefits of addressing active acne while also improving the appearance of acne scars. Suitable for all skin types, Harmony ClearSkin is a versatile option for those seeking clear, healthy-looking skin.

Herbal Green Peel

For those who prefer a more natural approach, the Herbal Green Peel offers a unique, herbal-based solution. This treatment uses a blend of natural herbs without any chemical additives. When applied to the skin, these herbs penetrate the layers of the skin to stimulate blood circulation and metabolism, leading to natural peeling and regeneration of the skin. It’s particularly effective for oily and problematic skin, reducing acne outbreaks and leaving the skin refreshed and revitalised.

IPL by M22

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy by M22 is a versatile treatment that addresses both the cause and effects of acne. By emitting broad-spectrum light, it targets acne bacteria and reduces inflammation. Additionally, IPL therapy helps in reducing redness and pigmentation, promoting a more even skin tone. The M22 device is renowned for its precision and adaptability, allowing treatments to be customised according to individual skin types and concerns.


The Hydrafacial is celebrated for its three-step process that cleanses, extracts and hydrates the skin. This gentle yet effective treatment removes impurities and dead skin cells while infusing the skin with nourishing serums tailored to your specific skin needs. It’s particularly effective in managing acne, as it clears blocked pores and soothes the skin, reducing the likelihood of future breakouts.

Oxygen Facial

The Oxygen Facial is a soothing treatment that rejuvenates the skin by infusing it with pure oxygen, vitamins, and antioxidants. This process accelerates cell turnover and heals acne-prone skin, leaving it glowing, hydrated, and plumper. The treatment is not only beneficial for acne but also for overall skin health, making it a popular choice for those looking to achieve a natural, healthy glow. Find Oxygen Facial in Kingston and Clapham Clinics.

At Premier Laser Clinics, the journey to clear, healthy skin is now more accessible than ever, thanks to these innovative acne treatment options. Whether you’re drawn to the precision of laser treatments, the natural appeal of herbal peels, or the technological advancements of IPL and skin resurfacing, there’s a solution tailored to your needs. With these treatments, achieving and maintaining beautiful, acne-free skin is no longer a dream but a reachable reality.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which treatment is best for acne?

The best treatment for acne varies depending on the individual’s skin type, severity of acne, and personal preferences. For instance, the Carbon Laser Facial and Harmony ClearSkin laser treatments are highly effective for both treating active acne and reducing acne scars, catering to those seeking advanced technological solutions. The Herbal Green Peel is an excellent choice for those preferring a natural approach.

What helps acne go away fast?

Treatments like the Carbon Laser Facial and Harmony ClearSkin offer fast results by targeting acne at its source, reducing inflammation, and promoting quick healing of the skin. However, it’s essential to have realistic expectations as acne treatment is a process that can require multiple sessions and a tailored skincare routine.

What are the top 3 best acne treatments?

  1. Carbon Laser Facial: Offers deep pore cleansing and promotes collagen production.
  2. Harmony ClearSkin: Utilises laser technology to target acne bacteria and reduce inflammation.
  3. IPL by M22: A versatile treatment that addresses both acne and post-acne pigmentation.

What will a GP prescribe for acne?

A General Practitioner (GP) may prescribe topical treatments, oral antibiotics for bacterial acne, or hormonal treatments for hormonal acne. For severe cases, a GP might refer you to a dermatologist who could consider prescription medications.

How do I know if my acne is bacterial or hormonal?

Bacterial acne is often characterised by widespread inflammation and can occur at any age, while hormonal acne typically manifests around the jawline, chin, and mouth and is more common in women, often flaring up during menstrual cycles or hormonal changes.

Does the NHS cover acne treatment?

The NHS covers acne treatments that are deemed medically necessary. This includes topical treatments, antibiotics, and, in some cases, referral to a dermatologist for more specialised care. Cosmetic procedures are usually not covered.

What face cream is good for acne NHS?

The NHS recommends non-comedogenic (does not block pores) face creams and gels designed for acne-prone skin.

Is Sudocrem good for acne?

Sudocrem has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help soothe minor acne and reduce redness. However, it’s not a dedicated acne treatment and may not be effective for severe acne.

When should I see a GP for acne?

You should see a GP if over-the-counter treatments are not effective, your acne is causing significant distress, or you’re experiencing severe symptoms like cysts and nodules, which could lead to scarring.

What age is acne the worst?

Acne is typically most severe during adolescence and early adulthood (ages 12-24), but it can affect individuals of all ages, depending on hormonal changes, lifestyle factors, and genetic predisposition.

Why do I suddenly get acne?

Hormonal changes, stress, changes in your diet or skincare routine, and certain medications can cause sudden acne outbreaks. Environmental factors like pollution and humidity can also contribute.

How do you get rid of acne in 3 days naturally?

It’s challenging to completely get rid of acne in 3 days, but reducing inflammation and the appearance of acne is possible. Home remedies like applying tea tree oil, honey masks, or aloe vera can have a calming effect on the skin, though they’re more of a supportive treatment rather than a cure.

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