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Acne

Acne is a very common condition affecting both men and women and not just in their teenage years. Acne can be a complicated and difficult condition to treat – it requires expert analysis and often a course of treatment, tackling the condition with different treatments.

Clinically active skin care is an essential part of treatment, all of which is available at Charmelle London.

At Charmelle London we understand that acne can have a negative impact on your life and can be damaging to your self-confidence. Treating acne is often a long journey that can take its toll, but our aim is to get you to a place where you’re happy with the way your skin looks.

Our team of aesthetic professionals are experienced, knowledgeable and will work with you to find the best possible solution for you. Our skin experts are passionate about improving and controlling your symptoms so you can live your life without worrying about your skin. We’re here for you every step of the way.

Talk to our acne experts – see results and regain your confidence

Some potential treatments are listed below to help you to resolve your acne related concerns.

Frequently Asked Questions

Acne is caused when the pores of your skin become blocked with bacteria, oil or dead skin. Each pore on your skin leads to a hair follicle and sebaceous (oil) gland. Oil glands release sebum (oil) which travel up the hair through the pore and onto the surface of your skin. Poor hygiene doesn’t cause acne, however, cleansing your skin daily and exfoliating weekly can prevent pores from becoming blocked.

Puberty and hormonal changes the most common factors. Also, stress can be a cause, as can the skincare products you are using, or it could simply be down to genetics. Women are much more likely to suffer from acne due to hormones – this includes pregnancy, during your period, or if you suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

There is no definite cure for acne. Our aim is to improve and control your symptoms as best we can. It can sometimes take a long time to clear so we will work with you continually to find the best course of treatment. We also see some clients who see amazing results in just a few weeks.

There is no definite cure for acne. Our aim is to improve and control your symptoms as best we can. It can sometimes take a long time to clear so we will work with you continually to find the best course of treatment. We also see some clients who see amazing results in just a few weeks.

This will appear as a large number of papules and pustules on your face and possibly your chest and/or back. The nodules and cysts will be painful and you will be at risk of scarring, therefore it is essential that you seek medical advice. Read more about acne scarring.

During teenage years, it can often go away on its own. However adult acne is much less likely to clear. But this will always vary person to person and you should always be aware of the risk of scarring, so if you are concerned, always seek medical advice.

Some skin-friendly food choices include: Whole grains, Legumes, Unprocessed fruits like apricots, blueberries, tomatoes and red grapes. Unprocessed vegetables like carrots, avocado, sweet potato, beetroot, spinach and other dark green and leafy vegetables, Food containing mineral zinc, vitamins A and E and chemicals called antioxidants. Quinoa, Turkey, Fish, Oat milk, Pumpkin seeds

Acne may not be preventable in many cases, but you can look after your skin as best you can. Think about your skincare regime at home and the right products for your skin type.

Acne scars can be stubborn and seemingly permanent, but there are proven effective treatments available to diminish the appearance of acne scarring. The best treatment for your skin will depend on the type of acne scarring you have. Before you undergo any treatment, a dermatologist or skin expert should assess your acne scars and select the most appropriate treatment for you.

Some acne scars may be red, purple or pinkish in colour due to a buildup of melanin in the skin. If the area is red and is still inflamed and swollen, the acne is likely to still be active. A dermatologist will be able to advise you about effective treatments for active acne, which may help to minimise the risk of acne scarring.

Usually, your reddish or brownish acne marks that are left behind after pimples clear up, and will fade with no need for treatment. However, picking or squeezing acne can increase the risk for scarring.

Some scarring may heal, depending on the severity. There are three types of scarring, ice pick scars (small deep holes), rolling scars (uneven skin) and boxcar scars (craters in the skin). Find out more about our treatment of acne scarring. At Charmelle London we work with the highest grade lasers to offer effective treatment of acne scars and your aesthetician may recommend microneedling, skin peels or other alternative therapies.

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