Here at Contour Clinics, we ensure that a range of options are available for the treatment of active acne, so that we may utilise the best method for your unique needs.
The best starting point is usually a skin analysis with one of our Skin & Laser Therapists to determine the type of acne you have, your skin type and complexion, and the severity of your acne in its current state.
Topical and Oral Treatments
Very common options for treating acne include the use of different topical and oral treatment modalities.
The main topical prescriptions are retinoids +/- benzoyl peroxide products, which are usually recommended to those with mild-to-moderate acne.
Then there are systemic topical treatments, which come in the form of topical skin products containing a high concentration of retinoids, antibiotics and hormonal control.
Oral antibiotics are also often used for the treatment of active acne, specifically a type of antibiotics called tetracyclines, with lymecycline or doxycycline usually prescribed.
LED Acne Treatments
Blue LED light therapy is a non-invasive and effective method for treating acne. It works by targeting the Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) bacteria that contribute to acne development.
When exposed to blue LED light in a specific wavelength range, P. acnes bacteria release molecules called porphyrins that generate free radicals, ultimately destroying the bacteria.
This treatment reduces inflammation and redness associated with acne, helping to clear existing blemishes and prevent future breakouts.
Blue LED light therapy is safe, painless, and can be used alone or in combination with other acne treatments. It offers a promising solution for individuals seeking a gentle and effective approach to managing their acne.
Chemical peels are a dermatological treatment used to address acne by promoting skin exfoliation, clarification and renewal.
The treatment involves a dermatologically formulated chemical solution, often containing salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or trichloroacetic acid, being professionally applied to the skin. This solution gently removes the top layer of damaged skin, unclogs pores, and encourages the growth of new, healthier skin cells.
Chemical peels can reduce acne blemishes, including whiteheads and blackheads, while also improving skin texture and tone. They may also stimulate collagen production, minimising the appearance of acne scars over time.
Chemical peels are available in various strengths and can be customised to suit individual skin types and acne severity.