Acne Treatment in Liverpool
Treating acne is often a long journey, and over time, can take a real toll on our self-confidence and self-image. Our aim is to get you to a place where you are happy with the way that your skin looks so that you can reclaim your smile, and your confidence.
Causes and Treatment of Acne
What is Acne?
Acne is not an easy condition to live with, especially when it affects the face and causes redness and scarring. We know that having smooth, clear skin is desirable for everyone and we want to help as many people as possible to achieve confidence and be able to ditch the makeup or cover ups. Acne can become active and inactive throughout a person’s life, especially during the teenage years of puberty. This can depend on hormones, diet and many other factors – some people find it comes and goes whereas others live with their acne almost permanently.
Around 80% of people between the ages of 11 – 30 suffer with some form of this upsetting skin condition. In most cases, acne can leave behind visible and even permanent scarring. It occurs when follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin and is often characterised by whiteheads, pimples, oily skin, blackheads with the possibility of permanent scarring.
How can Aesthetics of Liverpool help treat acne?
Our experts are passionate about improving and controlling the symptoms of acne, so that you can live your life without worrying about the appearance and condition of your skin. We work to tailor a bespoke treatment plan for you and your skin condition so that we can work towards a future where you have vastly improved skin and much more confidence.
Unfortunately, treating acne is often a long journey. However, with determination and a proper treatment plan, you can improve your acne. Our aim is to get you to a place where you are happy with the way that your skin looks. We are here for you every step of the way.
What does Acne look like?
Acne can manifest in many different ways, depending on the individual. If you suffer with acne, you may find that you have one type of spot listed below, or that your skin has multiple spots at any given time.
- Cysts. This is the most severe type of spot caused by acne. Cysts are large pus-filled lumps that look similar to boils and carry the greatest risk of causing permanent scarring
- Blackheads. These are distinguished as small black or yellowish bumps that develop on the skin. People often think they are black as they’re filled with dirt – however, this is not the case, it is because the inner lining of the hair follicle produces pigment which gives them a darker colour.
- Whiteheads. As the name suggests, these types of spot have a similar appearance to blackheads, however, they may be firmer and won’t empty when squeezed.
- Papules. These are small red bumps that may feel tender or sore to touch.
- Pustules. This type of spot has a white tip in the centre, which is called by pus.
- Nodules. These are those large, hard lumps beneath the surface of the skin. They can be painful and won’t squeeze.
One of the most common complaints we see at our Liverpool clinic is the pitted or textured skin left behind by scarring of acne. We have a range of treatments here to really improve the appearance of scarring on your skin to give you back your confidence.
Why do we get Acne ?
Acne commonly starts appearing during puberty and, for the majority, it usually disappears by a person’s late twenties. However, in some cases, it can persist for much longer or start much later in life. Women are more likely than men to have mild to moderate acne into their 30s and beyond and this can be due to hormones. If your skin tends to be oily, you may be more prone to have this condition. It can also be hereditary – if both your parents had acne it is more likely that you too will develop this condition at some stage in your life. Other factors may include:
- Greasy cosmetics
- Stress Menstruation
- Smoking Lack of good nutrition
- Some medications that contain androgen and lithium
Whatever your age or reason for acne, Aesthetics of Liverpool can help!
Is Acne harmful ?
Acne appears in many forms, Whiteheads, Blackheads, Papules, Pustules, Nodules and Cysts, but none are directly harmful to your health.
How do I know this treatment is best for me?
Aesthetics of Liverpool offer a range of treatments to combat a whole range of acne scars. You will firstly be invited to an in depth, one on one medical consultation with one of our consultants. Here, our expert consultants can assess your scaring and develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs. We are confident that we can achieve outstanding results for you, returning your skin to a healthier complexion.
What treatment options are available?
It is important for you to receive the correct diagnosis for your very individual acne so that you are best equipped to treat and control it. Our experts are passionate about improving and controlling the symptoms, so that you can live your life without worrying about the appearance of your skin.
There are many different types of acne, which makes a personalised treatment plan very important. Aesthetics of Liverpool highly recommend you attend our skin acne consultation, where our expert will be able to diagnose the type and grade its severity.
How do I book an acne treatment consultation?
At Aesthetics of Liverpool our Clinical Team consist of experienced leading professionals. We will work closely with you to listen carefully to your concerns, understand what route you are comfortable with and ensure you are happy every step of the way.
To book your consultation with us, please call Aesthetics of Liverpool on 0151 203 1393 and we will look forward to welcoming you.