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Whether you’re currently living with acne or have experienced acne and ‘bad skin’ before, you’ve probably tried many different treatments with limited results. Treating a skin condition such as acne, unfortunately, takes some investment, both in time and money as it’s a longer term goal to help prevent it from reoccurring.

Acne is far more than simply a couple of spots, the skin becomes inflamed, very painful and can cause other health implications for someone living with acne. It can also occur on any part of the skin, making it a more complicated condition. Whilst treating acne is a personal journey, we’ve put together 4 of the best acne treatments suitable for anyone looking to manage their skin better.

Having a great regime

One of the most important treatments and one that has more results for people living with acne is establishing a good daily skin routine with products that don’t anger, dry or irritate the skin but help soothe it. Establishing a good routine doesn’t have to be costly either but it should be consistent with including the following skincare products as well as a clean flannel every day:

AM routine

Cleanse- Using a cleanser with salicylic or hyaluronic acid NOT anything stripping or exfoliating.

Tone– This can be a spray or toner applied with a muslin cloth but again it needs to contain calming ingredients

Active serum- Again, this is more optional but using something high in vitamin C or zinc will help reduce the bacteria that create spots. Use them before your moisturiser

Moisturise- This is an optional step as many people find using an oil-based serum is hydrating enough. Choose a lighter moisturiser that is easily absorbed and doesn’t create pilling (when your products don’t absorb on your skin)

SPF– Your skin needs protection from the UV rays and pollution all year round- not just in the summer. We’d always recommend using an SPF of at least 30 every day, over the top of your moisturiser

PM routine

Double cleanse- After your skin has been exposed to pollution all day as well as wearing SPF, you should use two cleansers in the evening. Try to use two different ‘types’ eg. an oil and water-based cleanser. Steer clear of anything drying or traditionally ‘foaming’ as these kinds of products aggravate skin- and avoid anything that claims it tackles acne! 

Tone– Again, you can use the same spray toner if you like, as long as it has hydrating qualities.

Retinoids– Using a retinoid at night is the best chance your skin has to ‘renew’ cells and help regenerate itself whilst removing the recurring spots. Good retinol has many more qualities but should be used under the advice of professionals such as our own consultants

Moisturising mask/ oil- If your skin dries quickly and needs something over the retinol, just before you go to sleep try using a thicker moisturizer or sleep oil that can help your skin absorb all the active ingredients overnight.

ClearSkin Treatment

Creating a great routine is important but sometimes investing in a powerful course of treatment such as ClearSkin helps get results quicker. One of the best treatments we offer at our clinic is the ClearSkin treatment; an FDA-approved laser treatment that helps stop acne from developing or spreading. ClearSkin uses a cooled Glass laser with a vacuum to directly treat all forms of acne. It works by destroying the bacteria and shutting down the sebaceous gland, as well as treating any acne scars that may have been caused.

Our team recommends a treatment course of at least 4 sessions, why not get in contact with us today to find out more.

Prescribed topical creams

If you’ve tried establishing a great routine with some of the products above or feel your skin needs something stronger than off the shelf products then it might be best to speak to your GP about trying prescribed or pharmaceutical strength topical creams. These are often either creams or gel with the main ingredients Benzoyl peroxide or Azelaic acid which are both great topical acne treatments.

Using these types of creams are a shorter-term solution as they dry out the skin and can bleach clothing and bedding. Whilst they have quicker results, they’re often best used with a combination of ongoing treatments and a great routine.

Alumier peel

Another great treatment option we can offer for people with acne is an Alumier Chemical peel. This isn’t as scary as it sounds- but simply put, it’s a resurfacing treatment using key ingredients lactic and salicylic acid. We offer three kinds of Alumier peel, depending on your skin type and which you feel would work best.

As this is a course of treatment, we’d recommend booking in around 6 sessions to really see the products take effect on the skin.

Our experienced team can offer a consultation before helping you choose the right treatment from our clinic as we will consider your individual situation and the kinds of treatment you’ve previously tried. Speak to our team today.

Unwanted hair can be an ongoing issue for anyone- at any age and any hair type- which is why exploring hair removal treatment has become so popular over the last few years. With so many advancements in laser hair removal, there is a way to help people who feel conscious about their unwanted body hair.

Like all treatments, there are some things to consider when you permanently reduce or remove your hair as well as knowing how much it might hurt! We’ve answered some of the most common questions our clients ask us, to help you make better decisions when it comes to choosing a hair removal treatment.

How long should I go in between laser hair removal appointments?

The time between each hair removal treatment will depend on your hair and skin type as well as the area you’re treating. We usually recommend clients have hair removal treatments every 4-6 weeks. As the body has different hair growth cycles, the hair loss you have will depend on how your follicles re-grow.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

As we use some of the most modern machines, here at Marlow Face and Body, it means all our laser hair treatments are virtually pain-free, meaning your laser hair removal treatments won’t hurt at all! Whilst there may be heat, using the Soprano Ice lasers mean our treatments are quick and painless.

How often do I need to get laser hair removal?

Here at Marlow Face and Body, we always recommend a course of 6-8 treatments using our state-of-the-art Soprano Ice Platinum laser machine. It will also depend on where you’re having hair removal but for facial areas, treatment can be done every 2-4 weeks whereas other areas such as armpits and legs are normally 4-6 weeks. 

We use the best technology on the market with the Soprano Ice laser which targets the hair follicle in all 3 stages of growth and means your hair regrowth will be much slower.

How old do you need to be for laser hair removal?

We always recommend that our customers are at least 18 years of age to have any laser or skin treatments. There are some exceptional situations where a parent or guardian can join a consultation for someone under 18 but we would want them to understand the procedure and aftercare.

Sun damage is one of the most common skin conditions we deal with here at Marlow Face and Body, and reversing the effects with different skin treatments can take time. We explore the causes of sun damage and how to prevent it as well as some of the best treatments available for repairing sun-damaged skin.

What Causes Sun Damage?

Exposure to UV rays, known as ultraviolet rays from the sun causes damage to unprotected skin if you aren’t wearing sunscreen. Over time, this creates issues with the DNA of the skin such as pigmentation (dark marks), wrinkles, redness and spider veins. 

Anti-ageing and SPF

There is an easy way to prevent sun damage and the long term effects it has on your skin by including SPF in your daily skin routine to protect from the UV rays. Ageing skin is often caused by sun damage as wrinkles form around the eyes and nose from squinting. Using SPF products to protect skin from UV rays helps keep ageing signs at bay and reverse the signs of ageing caused by the sun.

Best Face Treatments For Sun Damage

If you’re looking to treat your skin for the signs of sun damage, there are a few different treatments available from our clinic that can help skin recover from the longer-term effects of the sun.

SR pigmentation and rejuvenation facial– Our SR rejuvenation facial procedure uses the Harmony XL Pro DyeSR Laser which targets melanin spots under the surface of the skin using a narrow band of light energy. This facial treats sunspots, age spots, hyperpigmentation and freckles that all

Liquid faceliftOur liquid facelift is a non-surgical procedure that helps reduce signs of ageing using dermal fillers on certain areas of the face. This treatment helps reduce wrinkles and rejuvenates the skin with Botox. We use several brands including Juvederm, Belotero, Ellanse and Revolax.

iPixel laser– Another laser treatment we offer is the iPixel laser which uses the Harmony Laser XL PRO iPIXEL (Er-YAG) to penetrate the skin and target the damaged areas to activate the repair process. If you opt for this treatment, it’s important to use SPF every day afterwards and avoid direct sunlight as your skin will need extra protection to help repair.

Before booking any treatment for reversing sun damage, we’d always recommend speaking with one of our expert practitioners about what options are available for your individual skin conditions. We’re always happy to help create a treatment plan for you to get the best possible outcome for you.

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