Skin Deep – November 2015
South Warrington News
Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘Treatments for Acne and Acne Scarring’. Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp – www.cheshireskinclinic.com firstname.lastname@example.org or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594.
Next month ‘Why Use a night Cream’.
Acne and the associated scarring can be deeply traumatising for anyone who has ever suffered with it. Many home-use products simply don’t work and the most commonly prescribed alternatives can have some very unpleasant side effects, including being strong depressants and the condition reappearing as soon as the treatment course comes to an end.
Non-invasive treatments are becoming more popular, mainly because they are very successful, affordable, and can be booked on a ‘need-only basis’, hence many clients will simply book in when they have a break-out. In some instances this may not be for several years after the initial course and may be just a ‘top-up’ or ‘one-off’.
The most frequently desired treatments tend to be laser/pulsed light, using a range of bacteria targeting wavelengths, or a chemical peel (which may be mild-moderate or strong, depending on the individual’s needs). The treatments can be combined and tailor-made, plus supported with a range of clinically formulated products for use by the individual at home to maximise the effectiveness. All treatments assist the removal of bacteria/visible acne and the reduction/removal of scarring.
This time of year is ideal to commence treatments as the natural UV in the UK is low and hence skin tends not to be overly tanned or sensitive.
Normally the 1st treatment is followed up with an assessment at a 2-4 week interval so ideal for getting great looking skin in time for Bonfire Night, Christmas parties and then the New Year. Perfect for finally ‘loving the skin you are in’.