Posted on Monday, September 11th, 2017

How Identifying Your Type of Acne Could Help You Treat It Once and For All

popsugarPOPSUGAR’s latest feature on acne looks at the difference between mild, moderate and severe acne – and how the most appropriate treatment will vary according to the condition. 

Cosmedics Skin Clinics founder Dr Ross Perry is an experienced GP as well as an expert in skin conditions. He was invited to give expert advice on acne.

MILD ACNE

  • Under 20 whiteheads or blackheads, 15 inflamed bumps, or 30 total lesions
  • Dr Ross Perry explains more:

    “Whiteheads and/or blackheads occur when the normal follicles become blocked, but not inflamed. Both blackheads and whiteheads occur due to trapped sebum and bacteria, but in the case of a blackhead, the sebum contains melanin which oxidises and turns a brown/black colour. Blackheads can last a long time as it takes a while for the contents to drain to the surface.”

MODERATE ACNE

  • 20-100 whiteheads or blackheads, 15-50 inflamed bumps, or 30-125 total lesions
  • Dr Ross Perry says:

    “Whiteheads and/or blackheads occur when the normal follicles become blocked, but not inflamed. Both blackheads and whiteheads occur due to trapped sebum and bacteria, but in the case of a blackhead, the sebum contains melanin which oxidises and turns a brown/black colour. Blackheads can last a long time as it takes a while for the contents to drain to the surface.”

SEVERE ACNE

  • Multiple inflamed cysts and nodules with angry inflammation making the skin look red or even purple
  • Dr Ross Perry says:

    “Inflammations of acne occur when the blackheads or whiteheads rupture. This can happen spontaneously or can be triggered by touching/squeezing/picking the spots (which is why this is always discouraged). Papules occur when there is a break in the follicular wall. The pore becomes inflamed when white blood cells rush in, and this looks like a reddening bump beneath the skin. A few days later, when white blood cells make their way to the surface, a pustule occurs with a characteristic yellow head. This is the classic ‘zit’ or ‘pimple’ which is very tempting to squeeze, but best left untouched. Severe inflammation can lead to more serious lesions, like cysts or nodules.”

ClearSkinTM Laser Acne Treatment

With the Advanced Harmony XL Pro Laser

clearskin laser acne treatment
Cosmedics’ Putney Beauty Salon now offers the very latest laser acne treatment – ClearSkinTM.

This provides a radical alternative to traditional treatments and is effective on mild, moderate and even severe acne.

The ClearSkinTM laser treatment includes intense ‘blue light‘ which works to destroy the bacteria without damaging the surrounding tissue. In addition, the ClearSkinTM treatment promotes skin healing, helping the skin to become clearer, healthier and more resilient.

ClearSkinTM  is highly effective, with average 80% acne clearance and gives lasting results.

A course of treatment is recommended for best results.

Before & After Laser Acne Treatment

Results Photos

before laser acne treatment clearskin after laser acne treatment clearskin

Courtesy of Prof. Moshe Lapidot & Dr. Yael Politi

Putney Beauty Salon

Cosmedics’ Putney Beauty Salon offer a range of advanced laser treatments including:

Their Beauty Therapists are fully trained and qualified to use the powerful technology and offer an extensive choice of customisable options.

For further information, to book an appointment or for any queries, please call our friendly team on 0208 246 4861.

Cosmedics Beauty, 4 Disraeli Road, Putney, London, SW15 2DS

 

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POPSUGAR: Treatments for Mild, Moderate, Severe Acne
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POPSUGAR looks at the difference between mild, moderate and severe acne with advice from Dr Ross Perry. ClearSkin laser acne treatment has 80% acne clearance.
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