What is it and what is the cause?
The sebaceous (oil-producing) glands of people who get acne are particularly sensitive to normal blood levels of certain hormones, which are present in both men and women. These cause the glands to produce an excess of oil. At the same time, the dead skin cells lining the pores are not shed properly and clog up the follicles. These two effects result in a build up of oil, producing blackheads (where a darkened plug of oil and dead skin is visible) and whiteheads.
The acne bacterium (known as Propionibacterium acnes) lives on everyone’s skin, usually causing no problems, but in those prone to acne, the build-up of oil creates an ideal environment in which these bacteria can multiply. This triggers inflammation and the formation of red or pus-filled spots.
Acne can be classified into different stages depending on severity. Your GP can help with medications such as the contraceptive pill, antibiotics and Roaccutane.
We offer advice, skin analysis and also treatments which are not available on the NHS that can really help. Consultation are free of charge to help us find out a little more about your skin and any medications you may be on.
Extraction and milia removal are medical procedures used to address common skin concerns. Extraction involves the removal of various types of skin imperfections, such as blackheads and whiteheads, through manual or mechanical techniques. A effective treatment for anyone suffering with acne
Milia removal, on the other hand, is specifically focused on eliminating tiny, pearly white cysts known as milia, which often form under the skin. Both procedures aim to improve skin clarity and texture, promoting a smoother and healthier complexion. Professional guidance and sterile tools are essential for safe and effective extraction and milia removal.
Skin peels work by harnessing the power of naturally occurring fruit acids and enzymes to deeply exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. The treatment stimulates new cell growth and collagen production, helping to reveal fresher, clearer, brighter skin. At our Sandon, we offer a variety of industry-leading chemical peels that effectively remove the top layer of dead skin cells and encourage skin to grow, revealing a softer, smoother complexion.
The HydraFacial treatment utilises super-serums containing antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. These formulations work to enhance skin hydration while safeguarding it from the effects of environmental factors. The result is your skin will be refreshed, and rejuvenated. This treatment is suitable for individuals of all age groups and delivers visible improvements from the very first session. The Hydrafacial provides ongoing enhancements and encourages collagen production over time.