Acne is the most common skin condition and affects 80% of people at some point in their life. Acne is caused by the body’s immune system creating an inflammatory response to bacteria that lives in the skin.
P.acnes grow predominantly in sebaceous glands and produces oil called sebum. Many acne treatments help clear acne by cleaning the skin and clearing away excess sebum to help reduce the growth of the bacteria.
Some other treatments such as antibiotics help to kill the bacteria, however these may have side effects and the bacteria can become resistant in the long term.
At the Cheshire Image Clinic our Nurse Specialist will help you as an individual, to understand your options to kill the bacteria, reduce inflammation and improve the skin. Often the best course of action involves combination treatments, and the Nurse will assess your problem and help you decide a treatment plan. This will encompass safety, health of the skin, risks, costs and benefits.
Lustre Pure Light is a new blue light technology to treat acne, exclusively available from professional skin clinics. It has been designed for patients to use at home in order to accelerate the patients treatment goals.