An inflammatory disease caused when the sebaceous gland (found in the hair follicle) produces too much oil, or ‘sebum’. Bacteria builds up and this can result in a break out, often triggered by hormonal changes, meaning those going through puberty or pregnancy are more prone to spots than others.
It is the most common skin disease in the world, with 95% of people suffering with the effects of excess sebum at some point in their lives. Most people will have mild indications with occasional break outs whereas others will have much more severe episodes. It is vital to treat acne effectively and as early as possible to prevent scarring.
In recent years, the amount of treatments available for acne sufferers has increased, with new options both for treating active acne and reducing any scars that may have formed. Indeed, results achieved during treatments can really be beneficial to patients, improving not only their skin but also their confidence, which can take a knock when suffering from this condition.Book consultation
Treatments available for Acne
Pulsed Dye Laser
Targeting skin conditions that were traditionally believed to only affect those of fairer skin tones, but have since been proven to affect patients of colour.
Face veins and redness as conditions are not a health risk, but can cause emotional or psychological distress to the individual and can prove to be difficult to mask by makeup and creams. Pulsed Dy...Read on Book consultation
Acne occurs when the individual undergoes hormone level changes, particularly during puberty. The sebaceous glands near the hair follicles produce an oil known as sebum. When hormone levels are unbalanced, they can trigger excess production of this oil and this contributes to the inflammation and pus that is visible in a patients with acne.
It is estimated that 80% of people aged 11-30 w...Read on Book consultation
At PHI Clinic, we see hundreds of patients with a wide range of indications. It is important to assess each patient individually to provide you with a skincare treatment plan that works for you. Whether the aim is to improve a symptom or problem, or to simply maintain and protect an even complexion, PHI is passionate about providing a solution and an effective regime tailored to you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Your assigned clinician may decide that a combination of treatments is most beneficial for you
Every treatment is tailored to individual needs of the patient, and includes comprehensive follow up sessions
We recommend visiting the following link for the British Skin Foundation
Our treatments are performed by our team of highly trained nurses and therapists.
Acne on most areas of the body can be treated.
There may be some downtime associated with your course of treatment which will be explained to you following your monthly consultation.
Before and after Acne treatment
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