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Why choose sk:n for Acne Treatments?

  • With over 20 years experience, we are the UK's leading clinics for Acne treatments.
  • Our experienced experts have been treating acne scarring for more than 20 years, helping to boost the confidence of hundreds of clients.
93%
Satisfaction. Based on 211 Reviews*
80%
Of all acne cases are women

Before

 

After


acne treatment

"After the first treatment I noticed the difference and so did my friends. They commented on my 'gorgeous skin' many of them said I looked younger! I’m so much more confident now, I feel great!"

Rabina Begum


Imagine the confidence you'd feel if the appearance of your acne was greatly reduced. Our acne treatment experts are on hand to deliver the smooth skin you've always wanted. Everyone’s skin is different and so each treatment plan is perfectly tailored to the individual.

WHAT'S THE BEST TREATMENT FOR ACNE?
This really depends on the type of acne you have, which is why we highly recommend you attend a free sk:n acne consultation, where our expert practitioner will be able to diagnose your condition and the degree to which you are affected. We’ll check the colour of your skin, the texture, lesions and secretions before deciding on the best acne treatment for you, which might include medical grade peels and laser treatment.

It may be that one of our doctors or dermatologists will recommend a prescription medicine if they believe this is the best course of action for you. Your doctor will only recommend this if they believe your acne satisfies medical requirements. All medicines carry some side effects, which will be discussed with you.

Sometimes we will recommend using our specialist clinical products in order to gain great results for your acne.


MEDICAL GRADE PEELS
Peels help by exfoliating the top layers of skin, speeding up skin turnover and preventing pores from becoming clogged. Our peels vary in strength and include Salicylic, Jessner, Pyruvic and Glycolic options.

LASER ACNE TREATMENT

One of the acne treatments we offer is Isolaz® , which uses high-tech laser treatment combined with pore-purifying technology; your skin is purified from the inside and out, leaving your complexion clearer for longer. This safe and simple procedure of acne treatment is pain-free and carried out by one of our skincare experts.

Are you suffering from live acne? Find out about the specific acne treatments we offer depending on whether you're a teenager or adult.

FAQ's

How many treatments will I need?
The exact number of treatments needed varies according to the type and severity of acne. During your free sk:n acne consultation, our expert practitioner will discuss a complete plan with you to suit your needs and finances. On average, six treatments every seven to 14 days are initially needed to get excellent results. After this, your practitioner will discuss a maintenance plan.
What results will I see?
We can't cure acne, but we can dramatically reduce the symptoms. By following our treatment plan, you will see a significant improvement in your acne. In your sk:n acne consultation, your doctor or nurse / specialist practitioner will discuss your specific condition and the results you can expect to see. 
Is acne contagious?
Handwash

Acne cannot be transferred by touch or droplet infection from one person to another. However, overly touching your face can cause grime to spread, which can be an aggravating factor as it causes congestion.

Is acne caused by food?
There is conflicting research regarding the relationship between diet and acne. Individual foods cannot cause acne; however lack of good nutrition will reduce the skin’s capacity to fight infection and heal itself. Low levels of antioxidants allow free radical formation, which can further damage the skin tissue. Low levels of Free Fatty Acids, particularly Linoleic Acid, will reduce the skin’s natural barrier defences and acid mantle. So it's a good idea to eat a healthy, balanced diet and take Vitamin C and Zinc supplements to increase the skin’s healing capacity and defences against infection.
Is acne caused by too many hormones?
Whilst levels of androgen hormones do show fluctuations in most types of acne, it is sensitivity to rather than presence of them that causes the condition. Specifically, it is sensitivity to the hormone derivative of testosterone – dihydrotestosterone, known as DHT - that triggers the condition.

Is acne caused by poor hygiene?
Absolutely not. Acne is a systemically caused inflammatory condition and is not due to an individual being unclean. A good skincare regime is however important to remove surface grime, make-up and dead skin cells, which cause skin congestion. In fact, being too clean can actually aggravate acne. An overly harsh cleansing regime will trigger further oil production, cause dehydration and disturb the vital acid balance and barrier function of the skin against infection. Our range of market-leading, clinically proven products are the ideal solution. Click here to view our Anti-Blemish range and follow our plan for clear skin.
Where on my body could I have acne?

Acne is most common on the face, but can also appear on the back, chest and shoulders. Acne across the shoulders is a particular indicator that treatment is required.


Acne Body Areas
Why do I have acne?
Typically, you will be one of the billions of people worldwide suffering from acne because of sensitivity to a particular group of hormones. Although it is worth checking your symptoms against our Nine Types of Acne list. Unfortunately when levels of these hormones fluctuate, our skin cells can react in a panic. Their aim is to stop the surface of the skin from drying out, as dry, cracked skin will let in infections. So they overproduce oil, which is the catalyst for spots and acne.
How does acne treatment work?
Our celebrated Acne treatments offer you a package of highly effective home care products, including glycolic acid, to tackle excess oil production. This is combined with a course of eight microdermabrasion treatments, to exfoliate the skin and unclog pores using micro-crystals.
How will I feel during acne treatment?
All our acne-clearing products are safe and comfortable to use, and microdermabrasion generally causes little or no discomfort.
Is acne treatment right for me?
Most cases of acne respond well to our six-week treatment regime. Your sk:n specialist will discuss the effects of your treatment with you.
What happens after acne treatment?
Within a few weeks, you will start to see real and exciting results. As your acne fades, your new skin will look smoother and clearer.

Our Prices

Acne Consultation

CONSULTATION

ACNE SPECIALIST or NURSE

DOCTOR

MEDICAL DIRECTOR**

 

£25*

£99

£140

Acne Treatments

  PRICES FROM SINGLE Treatment 3 Treatment
Course
20% OFF
6 Treatment
Course
20% OFF
Advanced Salicylic skin peel from £120 £120 £324 £612
Advanced Pyruvic skin peel from £135 £135 £364 £688
Isolaz® treatment from £150 £150 £405 £765
Isolaz® treatment & Salicylic or Pyruvic skin peel from - - - £650



 

* £25 redeemable against a course of treatments (but not a single treatment) or against the cost of a consultation with a doctor if you are referred to one.

** £140 is not redeemable against treatment.

There are various payment options available to you, including interest free credit arrangements and frequent promotions. All can be explored in your consultation to suit your circumstances.