What Is Active Acne? Acne is caused by the enlargement and obstruction of sebaceous glands by bacteria in the skin. These multiply deep in the hair follicle and produce inflamed pus-filled spots and cysts, which can appear on the face, chest, back, limbs and virtually any other parts of the body. Acne should be treated as soon as possible as acne is more likely to go on to a scar if it is left untreated.
Acne skin disorders for some people can fuel anxiety. Self-esteem and quality of life may also suffer. But there are now effective treatments available to treat active acne using marin fluid acne laser treatment.
We provide the most advanced acne treatment within the Cardiff area and all procedures are carried out by our trained staff from our Clinic. As a professional and experienced clinic we are able to treat all skin types including Asian and Afro-caribbean skin of ages 18 year’s +
what to expect? Our Skin Care Experts are friendly and understanding and will provide helpful detailed information on the laser acne treatment during your Consultation and answer any questions you may have and recommend a course of treatments to your individual requirements and advise you on the after care. If you wish to go ahead with the treatment, she will book you in for the skin Test Patch which can usually be carried out immediately after your consultation. Whatever your personal requirements may be, we can provide the leading experts, techniques, products and facilities for your treatment.
When you come to see us for your first treatment, the Laser Practitioner will fully explain the procedure to you, and ensure you are comfortable before proceeding with the active acne treatment.
Laser treatments target the porphyrins produced as part of the normal metabolism of acne bacteria, and rapidly destroys the bacteria without damaging the surrounding tissue on interaction. This destroys the acne bacteria in just a fraction of the time it typically takes for antibiotics to work, in most cases we have found, with remarkable results.
You will feel pulses of a sharp hot sensation as the laser light is passed over the skin. After the treatment the skin may appear pink, red and/or swollen immediately after the treatment, however this usually reduces over 24 – 48 hours. Inflammation (active redness) is a consequence of fibroblast collagen resulting in more elastic skin.
The frequency of treatment is usually every 2 to 4 weeks.We have found that on average most people require between 6 and 12 treatments for the optimum results however the results are individual in each case as everyone responds differently.