What is Laser Acne Treatment
Acne can be distressing and unsightly sometimes causing embarrassment and social anxiety. Lasers can be used effectively to reduce the number and severity of outbreaks, reducing redness, inflammation and reoccurrence.
Acne is normally caused by overactive sebaceous glands meaning excessive amounts of sebum. This sebum blocks the skin’s pores and hair follicles producing white heads, black heads, spots, cysts, inflammation and discoloration.
Lasers target these overactive glands, producing noticeable improvement to an outbreak and greatly reducing the number and severity of future outbreaks. The laser will also stimulate collagen production, which can improve the appearance of skin, its texture and any areas of discoloration.
Before your treatment, we request that you come in and have a chat to one of our practitioners to check your suitability, set a treatment plan and perform a patch test.
Read some of the Patient Stories and find out how happy our patients are with their results.
Before the treatment, a cold gel is applied to help minimize sensitivity and get the best results from the treatment. The laser is applied to the skin in small sections until all the affected area is treated.
Treatments take approximately 30 minutes and can be combined with a skin peel to maximize the treatment effects. Depending on the area to be treated and we normally recommend a course of 4-6 sessions spaced approximately 6 weeks apart.
The treatment is mildly uncomfortable and the laser has been described as feeling like “pin pricks.” You may wish to take analgesia such as paracetamol prior to treatment to minimize any discomfort.
After treatment, skin will appear quite red and feel “tingly”, however this will subside in a few hours. Rarely, some people may notice temporary, slight, skin discolouration and develop small blisters in the treated area. If these occur, they will heal in a short time.
We have been successfully referring patients to top Cosmetic surgeons for over a decade. They have decades of experience and proven track record of best practice standards in the field of cosmetic surgery.
Why chose Nu Cosmetic Clinic for non-surgical treatments?
Nu Cosmetic Clinic has more than 25 years of clinical experience and thousands of happy customers.
• State of the art machines using latest technology
• Highly qualified and experienced clinical team of dermatologists and cosmetologists
• Complete commitment to honesty and integrity so that you get unbiased professional advice
• Exemplary customer service record
• Best in class medical environment with total privacy
The Clinics we refer you to are situated in Belfast, Birmingham, Bolton, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Liverpool, London, Leeds, Leamington Spa, Leicester, Preston and Sheffield.
Award winning, stylish and state-of-the-art, the clinics and private hospitals we refer you to are home to the very best staff and technology.
There are no before-after pictures currently.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure normally takes 20-40 minutes.
How long do the results last?
Laser acne treatment can be permanent.
Will the procedure hurt?
The procedure can be uncomfortable, so local anaesthetic gel is normally used in the area.
How many sessions will I need?
This is very dependent on the condition of your skin prior to treatment. Most clients find that between 4-8 sessions are sufficient.
When can I go back to normal day-to-day activities?
You can go back to normal activities the same day. Though we recommend you avoid excessive heat for about two weeks after (e.g. sunbathing, sunbeds, saunas). Your skin may be quite red for a few days after the treatment, you should consider this if you’re planning a trip or special day.
Are there any alternatives to this procedure?
Yes, there are alternative acne treatments, however laser is a proven technique to minimize the severity and frequency of outbreaks.
Can I combine this procedure with other procedures?
Yes, many clients choose to have other procedures at the same time.
Are your practitioners suitably qualified and registered?
All of our practitioners are registered with relevant professional bodies and are hold all required specialist qualifications. Please feel free to ask your practitioner about his or her experience and qualifications; they understand and support that this is vital information to your decision making process.
Where are your clinics?
Nu Cosmetic Clinic offers referrals to a range of locations across the UK.
There are no patient stories for Laser Acne Treatment.
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Any form of cosmetic enhancement is very personal, so prices are bespoke dependent on your individual needs. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay from £69 onwards.
A definitive price for your procedure will be given at your free consultation with your cosmetic surgeon or relevant specialist practitioner.
Remember, we often have offers & can sometimes price match other providers, so call us on 08000 30 29 30 with any queries.
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