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Why choose sk:n for your acne treatment?

We treat 4,500 acne sufferers each year and we know how much acne can impact your life and self-confidence. You might feel like you’ve tried everything but you still don’t have the skin you really want.

We like to be honest about what we believe is the best way to treat acne. Unfortunately there is no absolute cure but our acne specialists are passionate about improving and controlling the symptoms of acne so you can live your life without worrying about your skin.

Treating acne is often a long journey that can take its toll on your confidence but our aim is to get you to a place where you’re happy with, and maintaining, your better skin. We’re here for you every step of the way.

We treat all types of acne, which range from mild and moderate to severe. The treatment we offer you will depend on the serverity of your acne but what’s great about coming to sk:n is that we have expert doctors who are able to prescribe medication and conduct treatment if your acne is severe.

How Can sk:n Help acne sufferers?

Watch Lead Nurse Ruth Breeden explain how we can improve your acne.

Uncover Better Skin

Positive Results

This graphs shows the amount of clients with moderate acne who reported positive effects after more than six treatments.

Taken from a sample of clients who had salicylic peels and Isolaz treatment courses between Sept '14 and May '16.

how many treatments will i need?

To find out how many acne treatments you should expect to have before you're proud of your skin, watch Lead Nurse Ruth Breeden explain it all.

How Does Acne Treatment Work?

Acne is a disease and so to reduce the impact it has on you, we work with your skin to minimise the four key factors of acne: excess oil, increased cell turnover, bacteria, inflammation. We offer a combination of treatments and products to successfully control these symptoms.

Acne Treatments and Products

  Reduces excess oil Reduced effects of increased cell turnover Reduces bacteria Reduced inflammation
Salicylic Acid Peel Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microdermabrasion   Yes    
Isolaz Yes   Yes Yes
HydraFacial for Acne Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vitamin Rich Cleanser for oily skin Yes Yes    
Exfoliating cleanser Yes Yes   Yes
Anti-blemish control serum Yes   Yes Yes
Blemish Control Lotion     Yes Yes
Skin Hydrator Yes     Yes
Pore Refining Lotion   Yes    

what do the acne treatments do?

To see treatments in action and listen to Lead Nurse and acne specialist Ruth Breeden explain how they reduce the effects of acne, check out this video.

Salicylic Acid Peel
Salicylic acid (SA) is known as a Beta-hydroxy acid (B-H-A) and is derived from the bark of a willow tree. The peel acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent to reduce inflammation and oil production, and to clear clogged pores. It is also effective in preventing future outbreaks. Read more about Skin Peels.

Using a vacuum suction device, Isolaz extracts skin debris, bacteria, and excess sebum from pores. Immediately following the vacuum process blue light is emitted onto the skin, which stimulates a reaction creating oxygen and helps to destroy any P.acne bacteria remaining in the pores. Isolaz leaves your skin cleaner, clearer and less inflamed.

Microdermabrasion uses microcrystals to disrupt and remove the top layer of skin cells that cause blocked pores. This technology reveals new, living cells leaving a healthy glow. The epidermal layers of the skin are rejuvenated leading to fresher and plumper skin. We would only offer Microdermabrasion to people with very mild skin congestion. Read more about Microdermabrasion.

HydraFacial for Acne

HydraFacial is a multi-step treatment used to cleanse, exfoliate and extract impurities. It incorporates a Glysal Peel, which helps to exfoliate the skin. During the treatment dead skin cells and impurities are removed and the skin is hydrated with antioxidants & peptides. Read more about HydraFacial.

If your acne is assessed as moderate or severe, our doctors may prescribe oral or topical medication, including Roaccutane, some of which can be used in conjunction with our treatments and products in order to control the acne. Not all medication can be accompanied by treatments straight away.

Your Acne Journey Starts Here

Our acne treatment experts are on hand to deliver the smooth skin you've always wanted and because everyone’s skin is different, your practitioner will tailor your treatment plan to you. Imagine the confidence you'd feel if the appearance of your acne was greatly reduced.

Pre-Consultation Call
  • You'll receive a call from the clinic before your consultation to answer any questions you may have i.e should I remove make-up? Where should I park? We’ll also let you know where to find more information about our acne treatments.
  • You'll come and see an acne practitioner at your consultation. They'll ask you about how acne affects you, your medical history and if you've had any previous treatments.
  • Your skin will be assessed to establish the grade of acne you're suffering with by removing your make up and using a skin scanner and magnifying lamp.
  • Your practitioner will present a solutions plan to you, including regular progress checks. They will check the plan meets your expectations and if you have any concerns. Prices and payments will also be discussed with you.

If you have mild or moderate acne:

  • You'll continue to be seen by your practitioner.
  • You'll be booked in for treatments and also a review in four to six weeks time. This is when you can discuss how you're finding the treatment and if you and your practitioner are happy with the results.

If you have severe acne:

  • You'll be referred to a sk:n Doctor for a consultation. The Doctor may recommend a prescription medicine if they believe it's the best course of action for you.
  • After seeing the Doctor, you will be contacted by your practitioner to review the outcome of your appointments.
  • Six weeks later, you'll have a progress review to ensure your treatment is achieving the expected results for you. Your acne will be re-assessed by your practitioner, or Doctor if required, and your product and/or treatment plan will be amended accordingly.
  • You will have an evaluation usually booked in for twelve weeks after starting your treatment, when we aim to move you onto a maintenance plan to keep your acne under control.

what happens in an acne consultation?

Ready to book a consultation with us and start your journey to better skin? Press play and learn what to expect from your acne consultation.


How many treatments will I need?
The exact number of treatments needed varies according to the type and severity of acne. During your sk:n acne consultation, our expert practitioner will discuss a complete plan with you to suit your needs and finances. On average, six to eight treatments every seven to 14 days are initially needed to get excellent results. After this, your practitioner will discuss a maintenance plan with you.
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 / acne specialist will discuss your specific condition and the results you can expect to see.
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.
What happens after acne treatment?
Within a few weeks, you will start to see real and exciting results. As your acne fades, your improved skin will look smoother and clearer.
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.

*Terms and conditions apply.

Our Prices

Acne Consultation










Acne Treatments

 PRICES FROMSINGLE Treatment3 Treatment
6 Treatment
Advanced Salicylic skin peel from £120 £120 £324 £260 £612 
Advanced Pyruvic skin peel from £135 £135 £364 £292 £688 £551
Isolaz® treatment from £150 £150 £405 £324 £765 £612
Isolaz® treatment & Salicylic or Pyruvic skin peel from - - - £650 £520


* £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.


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