Suffering with acne
Unfortunately, most of us suffer from some form of acne at some point in our lives. It is a common skin condition that affects 80% of teenagers and young adults between the ages of 11 and 30. The reason for this is that hormone changes in the body that occur during puberty cause an increase in the amount of oil produced by the glands in our skin. This leads to oily skin, spots and skin than can be hot or painful to touch. Other points when hormonal changes occur, such as during pregnancy or the menstrual cycle, can contribute to acne can and it can also be inherited. In most cases it will clear up over time, but it is not uncommon for acne and the effects of acne (scarring, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) to continue into adulthood. There are 6 main types of acne:
INTRAcel for acne
INTRAcel is a highly effective form of non-invasive radiofrequency treatment that tightens and resurfaces the skin, making it ideal for tackling acne and acne scarring. Radiofrequency heat energy is administered using a combination of fractional micro-needling and electrodes in order to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. This minimises the appearance of pick-axe scars while the heat energy also reduces oil production and bacteria that causes acne. Most patients require around 3 treatments at 4 – 6 week intervals, with optimum results showing at around 6 months after the final treatment. Each treatment is relatively pain-free, taking just 45 minutes to complete and the results can last up to 2 years.
Acne treatment at Light Touch Clinic in Weybridge
At Light Touch Clinic, we are committed to providing care of the highest standard for all of our patients. Our team consists of highly trained and experienced practitioners, led by Natalie Blakely, who are invested in ongoing medical training and technology to ensure that our practice is at the forefront of the latest medical advancements. From consultation through to treatment and aftercare, we strive to make your experience at Light Touch one that is stress-free and comfortable. We will create a bespoke treatment plan that is tailored specifically to your wants and needs, so if you feel that INTRAcel is something that could benefit you, don’t hesitate to contact us and schedule a consultation!
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