IPL & Laser Acne Treatment

LASER & IPL

Acne Treatment

Acne is a very common skin condition that affects 95% of teenagers and adults to some extent over the course of their lifetime. Acne is commonly triggered by hormonal changes.

In response, the sebaceous gland (found in the hair follicle) produces too much oil, or ‘sebum’, which captures dead skin, debris and, in turn, clogs up the follicles. Bacteria builds up in the sebaceous (oil-producing) gland which travels up the hair follicle and out to the skin’s surface, this results in blackheads, whiteheads, red or pus-filled spots, and inflamed skin.

Acne is easily recognised by the appearance of the spots on the face, neck, chest, or back.

AT A GLANCE

The Procedure

Procedure time

60 mins

Full recovery

Same day

Aesthetic Treatments at a Glance: Procedure Time

4 – 8 treatments

Results duration

Permanent

Risks

Very low

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Am I suitable for laser acne treatment?

Almost everyone can be treated, apart from very dark skinned or tanned individuals. If you are pregnant or taking Roaccutane (an acne medication) it is best not to undergo laser or Intense Pulsed Light treatment.

Immediately after treatment the skin may appear red and a warm tingling sensation may be felt. Typically the skin is cooled to ease any discomfort and a calming gel is applied.

Treatment is mildly uncomfortable but no anaesthesia is required. Many people describe the sensation as similar to the flick of an elastic band. However,

The number of treatments necessary varies from person to person, but typically 6 Intense Pulsed Light and 6 exfoliating treatments will result in a significant improvement.

The treated area can become quite red immediately after treatment but this usually disappears within a couple of hours. Most people experience no other side effects but very rarely a small blister could form or the skin may become temporarily lighter or darker.

The light emitted from the Intense Pulsed Light system directly targets overactive sebaceous glands, greatly reducing the total number and severity of active lesions, and lessening the inflammation and occurrence of break-outs. The light stimulates the production of new collagen to improve skin texture, and can also reduce the appearance of red or brown areas of skin that are often associated with acne breakouts.

BESPOKE TREATMENTS TAILORED TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS

Price List

Per treatment
from £95.00
Dr Claudia Petillon

MEET

Dr Claudia Petillon

There is increasing pressure on us these days to appear ‘ageless’ and conform to celebrity ideals and this in turn can lead to confidence issues which I all too often see as a doctor.

I truly believe in a ‘less is more’ philosophy and want to work with my clients to achieve a more youthful version of themselves whilst retaining their full range of expression and not giving them a mask like look. I want your friends to comment on how well you are looking but not be able to tell that you have had a cosmetic treatment. That’s a secret that you can choose to keep to yourself!

Dr Claudia on YouTube

HOW WE CAN HELP

Common Concerns

At Dr CP Aesthetics, we are experienced in treating a wide spectrum of cosmetic concerns and skin problems with an extensive portfolio of treatments available. Our goal is always to deliver safe, predictable and effective results that will fulfil your expectations.

Ageing Concerns
Aesthetic Concerns
Skin Concerns