Acne is a common condition and can impact your confidence. Even once acne is healed, it can leave a permanent scar. We use a combined approach to help you get renewed confidence by making your skin look smooth and radiant.
Acne can be brought on by a range of factors including stress, hormonal fluctuations associated with pregnancy, menopause and oral contraceptives, medication side effects, sweating, excessive oil production, sleep habits and hair and skincare products.
There are some medical conditions that are also related to acne, such as oily skin, Rosacea, Polycystic Ovaries and some Thyroid conditions.
Our cosmetic skin specialists during your consultation will recommend the optimal combination of treatments to manage acne more effectively.
Our bespoke acne management skin peels contain active ingredients designed to control excessive oil production, unblock pores and reduce bacterial inflammation.
Depending on the severity of your acne, you may be referred to a consultation with one of our clinical team for an Obagi programme.
This is a prescription only three-step acne treatment with clinically proven ingredients that penetrate deep into the skin’s layers to tackle acne at the root and control adult acne for a clearer, healthier-looking complexion.
We also commonly treat scars left by acne. The right treatment will depend on how severe your scarring is, and will require a consultation with one of our experts.
An acne lesion cycle is from microcomedone to closed comedone then progressing to inflammatory lesions then eventually to post inflammatory redness and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and eventually scarring.
The most common scar is called an atrophic scar (this is due to reduction of collagen in the skin layers leading pitting defects).
The remainder has a lot of scar tissue that bulges out called hypertrophic scar or keloid scar (with excessive protuberant collagen formation leading to prominent scar tissue). the three types of scarring may be icepick (70%), boxcar (15%) and rolling(15%)
Significant scar-associated erythema (SAE), treatment to address the redness can be an initial and dramatic step toward improving the overall appearance of acne scarring.
Our state of the art Pulse dye laser (PDL) and other laser and light devices have been used very successfully in treating SAE. we are able to use fillers to fill volume loss in a scar along with a range of treatments to improve your skin.
Our Acne Scar Treatments include:
A thorough cleanse of your skin using cosmeceutical grade products specifically tailored to treat your concerns. It is a non-invasive exfoliating treatment that helps unclog pores, removes dead skin cells and clear blemishes. It encourages even skin tone and a clearer complexion.
SKIN RESURFACERS & PEELS
Popular with celebrities, skin resurfacing and chemical skin peels offer a far more effective solution to tackling acne concerns than high street products. Using active ingredients to help calm inflammation, control bacteria and clear surface oil, they will leave you with clear blemish free skin.
This pain-free treatment uses microscopic needles to stimulate a wound-healing response in the skin. It encourages skin rejuvenation, and can also help with improving skin tone and texture as well as acne scarring.
LASER TREATMENTS WITH CLEARSKIN
How does ClearSkin laser treat your skin?
Our experienced practitioners use Alma’s ClearSkin to combine a non-ablative laser with simultaneous contact cooling and vacuum technology to treat acne and acne vulgaris safely and effectively.
The cooled glass laser with Vacuum treatment addresses all forms of acne vulgaris including papules, pustules and nodules, while also achieving a gentle rejuvenation effect, diminishing the appearance of acne scars by stimulating collagen renewal.
At Edgbaston Wellness & Medispa we use Alma Lasers revolutionary Clearskin Laser as an attachment to the powerful Harmony XL Pro to treat stubborn and severe cases.
The laser system is specially designed to combat all three catalysts, including excess sebum, dead skin cells, and bacteria.
Results are long-lasting, and the procedure is virtually pain-free with no need for needles, numbing, gels, or lengthy appointments.
You can come in with troubling pimples and walk out with clean, rapidly-healing skin in less than 30 minutes!
The laser is non-ablative, which means that it heats up the tissue, but does not destroy it. This accurate laser treatment for acne targets the dermal layer under the skin, blood circulation, and cellular renewal.
By penetrating under the surface, your skin quickly heals and regenerates the areas that were affected, even though nothing was actually destroyed or hurt in the process.
This treatment may be used in all skin types to achieve clearer and healthier skin.
The treatment may vary between 1 to a course of treatments about 2-4 weeks apart to get the maximum longer term results.
The right treatment will depends on how severe your scarring is and will require a consultation with one of our experts.Facial Aesthetics