Acne Treatment - Bolton & Bury
Our dedicated acne treatment specialists have been providing tailored, proven treatments for acne in and around Bolton and Bury for many years.
Over the years, we have built up an extensive client base, local to our clinic in Bolton and further afield. We are passionate about the treatments we provide, helping you to feel fully confident in the skin you're in. If you are based in Bolton, Bury or the surrounding areas, please speak to a member of our trusted team to find out more about the treatments we can tailor for you.
"I had a combination of IPL and Skin Peels over a course of 6 treatments. The results that I've got have changed my confidence, before my skin was so sore that I couldn't wear make up and I was too conscious to go out without it so I stayed in a lot. now I can wear make up without being in agony and I even feel confident in my skin on no make up days. I preferred the IPL treatments to the skin peels and my skin always felt soothed after, but the combination of treatments and products at home have been life changing and I can't thanks Louise enough for my results".
Client From Bury, Lancashire
What Causes Acne?
Acne starts to develop when hair follicles in your skin get blocked with sebum (a natural oil) and dead skin cells. During your teenage years, your skin produces more of this oil because of hormonal changes (an increase in your testosterone level).
This can lead to dark spots, called ‘blackheads’, or light-coloured spots known as ‘whiteheads’. You can also get inflamed spots that look like red bumps (papules), or are yellow in colour (pustules) or spots that contain fluid (cysts).
Sometimes, a bacterium called Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) that usually lives harmlessly on your skin can grow inside your hair follicles. It can contribute to inflammation (swelling) in spots.
Symptoms of Acne
If you have acne, you may have spots on your face, chest, back, and shoulders. You might not have them on all of these areas. For example, acne can affect just your face, or just your chest or back.
The spots are described as non-inflamed or inflamed. Blackheads and whiteheads are non-inflamed spots. Inflamed spots include red bumps and lumps, yellow pus-filled spots or fluid-filled cysts. In very severe acne, cysts may join together to form larger, deeper inflamed areas (acne conglobata).Your skin may be greasy and the spots may feel hot and tender to the touch.
You may get one type of spot or a mixture of the different types. The severity varies from person to person but the following is a guide.
Mild: you mostly have non-inflamed spots.
Moderate: you have a mixture of inflamed and non-inflamed spots and you may be at risk of them leaving scars.
Severe: you have a lot of inflamed spots and cysts that are widespread on your skin and are at a high risk of scarring.
Treatment for Acne
IPL for Acne
What is IPL?
IPL is intense pulsed light
How does IPL Treatment work?
The light and wavelength used in IPL to treat acne helps to kill the P.bacteria which causes acne to form.
The light and heat then help the skin to naturally produce new fibroblasts (collagen and elastin) to help repair the affected area which calms and soothes acne, swelling and redness on the area.
Benefits of IPL For Acne
A gentle treatment that addresses both the p.acne bacteria, as well as the pigmentation and redness of your skinIt’s a fast “lunch-time” treatment with no downtime and less side effects than oral medication
Improve your skin appearance and gain your confidence back with just a few treatments
Is IPL Treatment For Acne Painful?
No it's not painful. You feel a warming sensation every time the light pulses on the skin but immediately after treatment your skin will look and feel refreshed and soothed
Tailored Skin Peels for Acne
What are Skin Peels?
Skin Peels are different strengths of acids applied to the skin. There are many different acids used to treat different skin types. With regards to Acne we use salicylic acid which is a beta hydroxy (BHA) that has powerful 'acne fighting' properties. It is excellent at treating oily and blemished skin. It is the most soluble acid, meaning it easily penetrates deep into the pores to effectively dissolve the glue (oil) that sticks dead skin cells together - for a real deep clean
Benefits of a Skin Peel
Skin will feel less oily, clean, you will start to notice that you will get less breakouts over a course of treatments
Are Skin Peels Painful?
Skin peels can feel quite hot on the skin when they are first applied. This heat lasts for around 2 minutes and then starts to subside. It's not uncomfortable or painful and a fan is used to take away the warm feeling.
For best results, a combination of both IPL and skin peels will give you the results you want within a shorter space of time.