Are you suffering with acne and looking for a treatment programme that is designed just for you and can combat all of the factors that lead to your breakouts? Our Advanced Clinical Clarifying Acne Facial could be the perfect solution for you.
At Kate Kerr London, our Advanced Clinical Clarifying Acne Facial is an intensive treatment scientifically formulated to improve skin clarity and reduce acne blemishes, whilst soothing redness and inflammation. By changing the skin’s environment, this treatment programme targets the four key contributing factors that lead to the development of acne.
Acne is a common skin condition that involves the hair follicle and its associated sebaceous (oil) gland. It is commonly characterised by papules that are referred to as ‘spots’. The spots can range from comedones (blackheads & whiteheads) which are often mild, to inflamed pus filled lesions such as papules, pustules and nodules (cysts). Inflamed acne is more severe and can lead to scarring. The most common type of acne is known as acne vulgaris. Although acne is not dangerous, it does have far reaching social and psychological effects.
Acne is caused by the skin’s sensitivity to a fluctuation in hormones. The skin reacts by causing a fatty acid depletion which upsets the protective barrier on the surface of the skin. The skin tries to counteract this by producing excess oil to rebuild the depleted barrier. The skin starts to thicken and normal skin shedding slows down. The combination of these two factors causes an accumulation of dead skin cells and oil within the pore. This plug or blockage is known as a comedone. The acne bacteria, P.acnes, which is naturally present on the skin, builds up under the comedone causing inflammation which leads to the formation of papules, pustules or cysts. It is important when treating acne to address each of these contributing factors and not just treat the symptoms.
The Advanced Clinical Clarifying Acne Facial begins with a thorough skin consultation, concentrating on helping you understand what is contributing to your acne so it can be treated accordingly. Emphasis is placed on both dietary and skin care advice to help you reach your goal of a clearer complexion. Your treatment is then designed specifically for your acne symptoms and skin concerns. The severity of your acne, the amount of inflammation present and the strength of your skin’s barrier function determine the approach that is taken when designing your treatment.
A combination of the latest advanced superficial skin peels and cosmeceutical products is considered. These advanced techniques smooth the skin’s texture, promote healthy cell renewal, remove impurities and excess oil and help calm inflammation to facilitate healing. Most importantly, attention is placed on extensive extractions followed by the use of a high frequency machine to help clear existing spots whilst helping to prevent post facial break out. Additionally, the skin is detoxified by a gentle lymphatic drainage massage which helps to transport away toxins and bacteria to help regenerate the damaged tissue. The Advanced Clinical Acne Facial is individual to you and may differ with each subsequent appointment depending on your concerns and your skin’s health.
NB Once your acne is under control, Dermapen Micro-Needling can be performed to combat acne scarring, reduce pore size and improve skin texture. This also has the added benefit of helping to treat and prevent skin ageing.
Long term results and skin maintenance are achieved by continued regular advanced clinical treatments accompanied by a preventative, corrective and protective homecare programme.
There is no downtime after the Advanced Clinical Clarifying Acne Facial. Normal activities can be resumed immediately.
If necessary, the treatment can be lengthened accordingly.
Clinical Facialis from £145.
Kate Kerr from £215.