Acne can be a great source of psychological and emotional distress. At Laserase Croydon we offer a combination of treatments to help.
Active acne can be treated with the NLite pulsed dye laser in combination with medical grade skin products.
Acne scarring can be treated with the NLite pulsed dye laser and Dermaroller dry needling.
Laserase Croydon prides itself on a caring approach to a potentially distressing problem and we are licensed to treat patients from age 13 years and upwards.
- Acne Treatment: Frequently Asked Questions
- Acne Treatment Pricing Information
How does the acne treatment work?
The NLite pulsed dye laser works in two ways:
1The laser light kills the acne bacteria that cause infection and lead to the formation of spots. As the whole face is usually treated the bacteria are killed over a wide area reducing breakout and stopping the infection spreading.
2The formation of large amounts of new collagen below and around the spots gives a huge boost to the healing process, causing spots to disappear with the decreased likelihood of acne scars developing.
Acne scarring is the response of the skin when it is damaged by infection, inflammation and scar tissue.
The NLite pulsed dye laser works by heating up the lower layers of the skin producing collagen that stimulates a healing response. This acts as a new foundation for the skin, reducing scarring and improving skin tone.
With regards to Dermaroller 192 micro needles on a roller are rolled on to the area to be treated. The needles penetrate the dermis layer of the skin up to 1.3mm below the surface. Subsequently, a wound healing response is initiated which stimulates the laying down of new collagen. This in effect remodels the skin, tightening it, improving skin quality and improving the overall appearance to the skin.
Are there any alternative treatments?For Active Acne, these include topical antibiotics, topical benzoyl peroxide, oral antibiotics, oral contraceptive (in females) and topical and oral retinoids.
How many treatments will be required?Initially a course of 2 to 4 treatments is usually recommended at 4 to 8 weekly intervals with the NLite pulsed dye laser. Subsequent top up treatments may be required after this at approximately 6 monthly intervals. The effects of the treatment maybe prolonged with the use of medical grade skin care products.
With respect to Dermaroller a course of 5 treatments is recommended in the treatment of Acne Scarring at intervals of 6 to 8 weeks, to achieve optimal results.
Are there any side effects?With respect to NLite pulsed dye laser, the treatment is relatively painless. Side effects, other than slight redness lasting a few hours or mild bruising lasting a few days, are thankfully rare. There is a small risk of pigment change in patients with darker skin types.
With respect to Dermaroller treatment redness and irritation of the treated area may occur (like sunburn). A small minority of patients develop flaking, bruising or blistering. This usually settles within a few days
Can all areas of the body be treated?All areas of the body can be safely treated.
Can all colours and skin types be treated?All skin colours and skin types can benefit from the treatments.
Is laser treatment safe?Yes. There is no evidence whatsoever to suggest that the treatment can lead to skin disorders or an increased risk of cancer. Furthermore, every precaution has been taken to ensure the safety of the patient.
Having met all the necessary conditions, Laserase Croydon is registered with the Care Quality Commission. The lasers are also subject to annual checks by the Regional Radiation Physics & Protection Service.
The treatment is carried out only by qualified and fully trained doctors and nurses. Patients are required to wear approved protective goggles at all times.
Pricing Information – Nlite Pulsed Dye Laser
Price per session*
Call now – Free consultation Full face £150 Small areas £100 Back £300 Chest £250
Pricing Information – Dermaroller
Price per session*
Call now – Free consultation Full face £275 (£750 for 3 Treatments) Large areas £350 (£950 for 3 Treatments) Small areas £200 (£550 for 3 Treatments)
*Please Note: Prices quoted are per session and are an approximate guide only. The initial consultation is offered entirely free of charge with no obligation to undergo treatment.
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