Spots and Zits

Spots

There are various types of spots that we can suffer with at any time. They come in all shapes and sizes and are caused for a number of different reasons.

Below are a few common types of spots that we treat:

Acne spots

Spots associated with acne affect 80 per cent of people, in the 11 to 30 years old bracket. Acne spots can differ dramatically and are classified as mild, moderate or severe. Commonly mild acne consists of blackheads and whiteheads, whereas more severe acne can include highly inflamed and painful spots. If you are concerned with acne spots, it is important to speak to a specialist who will be able to best diagnose the type and severity of your acne. Our success rates in treating acne are second to none, with expert practitioners, the highest-grade technology, world-class products and a completely personalised approach.

Milia/White Spots

Milia, also referred to as 'milk spots' are tiny white-yellow spots that appear on the face and body. Milia form due to a build-up of keratin, a protein found in your skin, hair and nails. As we age, our natural skin cell turnover decreases, leading to a build-up of dead skin cells. With the excess cells shedding less often, our pores become blocked, causing keratin to be trapped underneath the surface of the skin. These spots are different to those associated with acne and other skin conditions, as they do not disappear in a few days, often taking months or even years to fade naturally. At sk:n, we offer quick, easy treatment to remove your milia, with little or no risk of scarring.

Age Spots

Studies show that age spots are actually more ageing than lines and wrinkles..
Age spots are flat, oval patches of pigmented skin that are brown, red or almost black in appearance. When our skin is overly exposed to the sun, it can become damaged. In an effort to protect itself from such damage, the body produces an abnormal amount of melanin (the substance that gives your skin its colour), causing a change to the colour of your skin. Age spots are usually harmless, however they can be irritating and affect your self-confidence, especially if they are on the face, hands or neck.
sk:n offer a variety of treatments to rid you of, or reduce your age spots.


"I tried removing them on my own and ended up scarring myself. I I should have come to see a professional dermatologist sooner."
Harpreet, London
 

Treatment for different types of spots

At sk:n we offer tailored treatment and product plans to help you with your condition. Upon your consultation your expert practitioner will advise you of the best option for your individual case.

Acne Spot Treatments

At sk:n, we are able to combine the best acne treatments, products and prescription drugs to help you achieve clearer skin. Treatments may include a chemical peel to clear congestion and reveal fresher skin. A course of Isolaz may also be recommended; this is a blue light therapy which combines vacuum technology to target deep within the skin and clear out the pores.

ACNE SPOT TREATMENTS

Milia/White Spot Treatments

There are several options used to clear milia depending on the type, location and number of milia that need removing. Most commonly, the procedure involves miniscule incisions being made so that they can be removed. This condition can also be treated using a hyfrecator, an electrical device that sends tiny pulses over the skin, allowing the contents of the spots to be extracted.

MILIA/WHITE SPOT REMOVAL

Age Spot Treatments

Treatments for age spots include laser treatment (Q-switched lasers, Fraxel and CO2RE) and/or advanced chemical skin peels. Our advanced skin peels get to work deep within the skin, encouraging clear and healthy skin to form, reducing discolouration. Fraxel and CO2RE laser treatment targets the dermal layers of the skin to create miniscule wounds, triggering the body's natural repair system, helping to remove the age spots. Q switched lasers can also be used to break down unwanted pigment within the skin, which is then removed by the body's own systems.

AGE SPOT REMOVAL

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