Acne Treatment: "I'm delighted"
Katie* has suffered with acne for more than a decade and sought help from the experts at sk:n in a last-ditch attempt to find an effective solution. Like many sufferers, she had tried for years to manage her acne-prone skin at home with a variety of topical products. She had even been prescribed medicine, yet nothing seemed to have a significant impact on the severity of her breakouts. But, this story does have a happy ending; with the help of sk:n’s expert practitioners and targeted, effective acne treatments, Katie now has the problem well under control. Here’s how she did it…
Step 1: Initial consultation
Katie’s skin was thoroughly assessed through a one-to-one consultation with sk:n practitioner Sophie, a member of the sk:n team at our Southampton clinic. “I was very impressed with Sophie's professional-yet-friendly manner and felt relieved that I’d made the right decision to ask for your help,” explains Katie. “My acne has made me incredibly self-conscious, but Sophie made me feel safe talking about my acne journey and put me at ease, making sure I didn’t feel embarrassed when I got a bit emotional.” Katie was so impressed, she even followed Sophie to another clinic when she located.
Step 2: Course of Salicylic Acid Resurfacers in combination with Isolaz
A course of Salicylic acid resurfacers was recommended – a type of skin peel treatment which is particularly effective for acne-prone skin. The active ingredient, 20% salicylic acid, is antibacterial and works to reduce and control inflammation and redness, whilst decongesting to prevent future breakouts. This was combined with Isolaz; an innovative vacuum-based treatment which uses suction to extract dirt and debris. A special blue light is also emitted during Isolaz treatments which helps to destroy acne-causing bacteria.
Step 3: Course of Pumpkin Resurfacers
Katie’s progress was monitored by her sk:n practitioner and she later moved on to a course of Pumpkin Resurfacers. “Sophie listened to my concerns and suggested further treatment options,” she explains. Importantly, the decision to carry out a second course of treatments was a mutual one. “I have previously felt that some companies have almost preyed on individuals suffering with such visible skin concerns… At no point did I feel pressurised into undertaking further treatment at sk:n.”
Step 4: Topical, at-home skincare products
Katie has now moved on to using at-home skincare products recommended by Sophie to maintain her results. “I am delighted with the progress my skin has made and continues to make every day. Sophie was extremely keen to make sure I realised how far we had come since day one – aided by photographs taken at different points during treatment. She also explained further treatment options for once I stop getting active breakouts, to help address any scarring.” Katie is now using the following products: Avène Cleanance Gel, sk:n Exfoliating Facial Cleanser, The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution, Avène Hydrance Optimale Light and Heliocare 360 Oil-free SPF 50.
Book an acne consultation
If, like Katie, you’ve been trying for years to find an effective solution for acne breakouts, it’s time to speak to the experts at sk:n. We can build a personalised treatment plan with your unique needs in mind – with no pressure to purchase. Call 0330 029 7411 now to book a consultation.
*Name changed to protect anonymity at the client’s request.