At WY, we frequently see outstanding results, treating and revitalising the skin of patients who would love to be acne free. Whether you experience acne rosacea, acne vulgaris or the resulting acne scarring, acne can be hugely stressful and impact considerably on other areas of your life. We often meet patients after they’ve tried countless skincare products and other recommendations and they are so relieved once they begin treatment with us and start to see a real difference in their skin.
More than 80% of cases of adult acne occur in women, typically as a result of hormonal changes caused by menstruation, pregnancy or conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome. However, cases of acne are on the increase in men too, possibly as a result of stress, diet and too little sleep, all of which have been implicated in this upturn. Fortunately, there are more effective treatments for acne and acne scarring than ever before.
If you are affected by acne or feel self-conscious about scarring, your first step is to book a consultation with us. We will carry out a comprehensive computerised Visia skin analysis that lets us look beyond the surface layers of your skin to fully understand existing and potential issues. We will then come up with a bespoke treatment plan that we believe will give you the best outcome.
What happens next?
If you suffer from acne or self-conscious about acne scarring, your first step is to book an initial consultation with our aesthetic doctor. We will carry out a comprehensive computerised Visia skin analysis that lets us look beyond the surface layers of your skin to fully understand existing and potential problems, then come up with a bespoke acne treatment plan that we believe will give you the best outcome.
To find out more about the different acne treatment options, click on the treatments below.
Acne has been the bane of my life since my early 30’s…I’m now 38. I don’t know why I developed it later on in life – as I teenager I had flawless skin and felt quite lucky. It really started to affect my confidence and I felt like I’d tried everything, including antibiotics, without getting anywhere.
A friend put me in touch with Waterhouse Young and so I went along for a consultation with Dr Vasdev who was so thorough (nothing like my nonchalant GP – Saira Vasdev did a skin analysis and got a good understanding of my history, lifestyle and skin condition). Firstly I was given a new skincare regime – no over the counter creams but proper clinically-proven, prescription-only products. I was sceptical at first as I really have tried everything but I trusted Saira and she was right: within 10-14 days my skin was remarkably different. I combined this with face peels through the HydraFacial – I don’t have them as regularly now but still once every 4-6 weeks (I can tell when I haven’t had one for a while). Now that the acne is under control, I’m allowed to address the scarring (there was no point before). For this I am doing a course of eDS (electronic derma stamp) which is an electronic version of dermaroller but better as they can adjust the depth of the needle. I’m probably going to have 3-4 of these in total, spaced 6-8 weeks apart. It’s a comfortable treatment as an aesthetic cream was applied first so I didn’t really feel it. My face was red for 12 hours or so but I expected that and it soon settled.
My skin was glowing a few weeks after the first treatment. I know scarring is hard to treat and I don’t expect miracles, but I can honestly see a difference already and several friends have commented on how good I look.
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