Acne

WHAT IS ACNE?

Acne is a very common skin condition characterised by spots which can be itchy, and pus filled. It occurs mainly in 3 areas;

  • Face – this affects almost everyone with acne
  • Back – this affects more than half of people with acne
  • Chest – this affects about 15% of people with acne

Types of spots

There are six main types of spot caused by acne:

  • Blackheads – small black or yellowish bumps that develop on the skin; they’re not filled with dirt, but are black because the inner lining of the hair follicle produces pigmentation (colouring)
  • Whiteheads – have a similar appearance to blackheads, but may be firmer and won’t empty when squeezed
  • Papules – small red bumps that may feel tender or sore
  • Pustules – similar to papules, but have a white tip in the centre, caused by a build-up of pus
  • Nodules – large hard lumps that build up beneath the surface of the skin and can be painful
  • Cysts – the most severe type of spot caused by acne; they’re large pus-filled lumps that look similar to boils and carry the greatest risk of causing permanent scarring.

Why do I have Acne?

Acne is most commonly linked to the changes in hormone levels during puberty but can start at any age. Certain hormones cause the grease-producing glands next to hair follicles in the skin to produce larger amounts of oil (abnormal sebum). This abnormal sebum changes the activity of a usually harmless skin bacterium called P. acnes, which becomes more aggressive and causes inflammation and pus. The hormones also thicken the inner lining of the hair follicle, causing blockage of the pores (opening of the hair follicles). Cleaning the skin doesn’t help to remove this blockage.

WHAT IS FRACTORA?

Fractora skin treatment is a fractional rejuvenation and resurfacing treatment that restores skin to its youthful appearance. It uses RF energy which heats the deep layers of the skin in a controlled way to revitalize the collagen. Fractora treatment will improve skin complexion and texture for a more radiant and youthful appearance. It is minimally invasive, using a matrix of micro-pins to resurface and restore the skin, providing exceptional results with almost no patient downtime



ACNE SCARING

Acne scarring can sometimes develop as a complication of acne. Any type of acne spot can lead to scarring, but it’s more common when the most serious types of spots (nodules and cysts) burst and damage nearby skin. Scarring can also occur if you pick or squeeze your spots, so it’s important not to do this. There are three main types of acne scars:

  • Ice pick scars – small, deep holes in the surface of your skin that look like the skin has been punctured with a sharp object
  • Rolling scars – caused by bands of scar tissue that form under the skin, giving the surface of the skin a rolling and uneven appearance
  • Boxcar scars – round or oval depressions, or craters, in the skin.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

Depending on your treatment regime you can expect to have between 1-3 sessions but this will be discussed in full at your complimentary consultation with your therapist.

WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?

Fractora can be used on areas that can benefit from skin renewal. Discoloration or acne scarring are suitable for treatment.



HOW QUICKLY WILL I SEE RESULTS?

Visible results can be seen immediately, but typically after two weeks the most noticeable results appear. Improvements continue up to three months after treatment.

CAN THIS BE USED IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER TREATMENTS?

Yes, Fractora can be used in the same treatment session, or a few days after other treatments. Fractora can also be combined with additional energy treatments or injectables to achieve a more extensive full-face result, called a FracTotal Facial.



WHAT KIND OF POST PROCEDURE CARE IS REQUIRED?

Patients should moisturize the treatment area and avoid direct sun exposure. It is also recommended that patients use a good, broad spectrum sunscreen every day. In addition to reducing their future risk of skin cancer, sunscreens also reduce wrinkles and slow the aging process. Since patient downtime is minimal, makeup can be applied 1 to 2 days after the treatment. Patients should expect to see micro lesions a few days after treatment and slight redness for up to 1 week depending on treatment parameters


Treatment Summary

Indications:

  • Wrinkles – superficial to deep
  • Poor texture and tone
  • Pores ANAESTHETICInjectable ; (topical for gentler treatments)

RISKS & COMPLICATIONS

  • Bruising, temporary redness, crusts
  • Pigmentation
  • Other discolouration
  • Superficial blood vessels
  • Scars
  • Stretch marks


  • PROCEDURE
    TIME

    45-90 mins

  • FULL
    RECOVERY

    7-14 days

  • DURATION
    OF RESULTS

    Long-Term
    (with good skincare regime)

  • BACK TO
    WORK TIME

    48-72 hours

  • SENSITIVITY
    PERIOD

    7-14 days

  • Our
    PRICE

    £399



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