At sk:n we understand that acne can have a negative impact on your life and can be damaging to your self-confidence. Treating acne is often a long journey that can take its toll, but our aim is to get you to a place where you’re happy with the way your skin looks. Our team of medical professionals are experienced and knowledgeable and will work with you to find the best possible solution for you. Our skin experts are passionate about improving and controlling your symptoms so you can live your life without worrying about your skin. We’re here for you every step of the way.
Types of acne
Acne is classified into three different types:
- Mild – You will see whiteheads and blackheads.
- Moderate – You will see whiteheads, blackheads, papules and pustules. (A papule is a small red bump, a pustule is a small bump on the skin that contain fluid or pus).
- Severe – Many large, often painful papules and pustules, as well as nodules or cysts. Scarring may also be present.
Can all types of acne be treated?
Yes, we help clients with all types of acne. The treatment solutions we offer will depend on the grade. But even if you’re thinking your acne may be too severe to treat, we have expert doctors who are able to recommend highly effective treatments and products and prescribe medication if required.
What results can I expect from treatments?
Everyone is different, acne can vary hugely and you will most likely be prescribed a course of treatments and a tailored home care treatment programme. From our client feedback, after at least 6 treatments 75% of our acne clients rated their results at 7/10 or above, with 30% reporting a rating of 10/10.
What is the first step to beginning treatment?
After you have made your initial enquiry, we will book a consultation with an acne practitioner at your local sk:n clinic. We will carry out an assessment and consultation which will last around 40 minutes. We will ask you about your previous medical history and any other treatments you have tried. We will examine your acne (you will need to remove your make up) to look at the type of lesions, oiliness and inflammation, the acne grade and if you have any scarring on the skin. you will have plenty of time to ask any questions and we will talk through your expectations. If required, we can book time to see a doctor, depending on the grade of acne, this will be an additional cost. We will then discuss with you the best course of treatment.