Here at the Beresford Clinic we specialise in treatments for problem skin.
What is Acne?
Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point in their life, it causes spots to develop on the skin, usually on the face, back and chest. The spots can range from blackheads and whiteheads which are often mild, to inflamed pus-filled pustules and cysts, which can be severe and long lasting and can lead to scarring. It is important to keep skin clean to prevent new spots developing. Wash the affected area twice a day with a mild soap or cleanser, but do not scrub the skin too hard to avoid irritating it. Although acne can’t be cured, it can be controlled with treatment.
At the Beresford Clinic we specialise in treatments for problem skin. Acne is very common in teenagers and younger adults. About 80% of people between the ages of 11 and 30 will be affected by acne. Acne is most common between the ages of 14 and 17 in girls, and between 16 and 19 in boys. Most people have acne on and off for several years before their symptoms start to improve as they get older. Acne usually disappears when a person is in their twenties. In some cases, acne can continue into adult life. About 5% of women and 1% of men have acne over the age of 25.
Treatments that can help to reduce acne are; Microdermabrasion, Skin peels, Revitalight, IPL Photo-Rejuvenation, and our famous EOS products. For the treatment of acne scaring we would recommend a combination of Microdermabrasion’s, Skin peels, Revitalight and IPL photo rejuvenation.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a common long-term skin condition that mainly affects the face. Symptoms often begin with episodes of flushing (where the skin turns red for a short period), but other symptoms can develop as the condition progresses, such as:
- Burning and stinging sensations
- Permanent redness
- Spots (papules and pustules)
- Small blood vessels in the skin becoming visible
Rosacea is a relapsing condition, which means there are periods when symptoms are particularly bad, followed by periods when the condition is less severe. Redness and visible blood vessels (telangiectasia) can be successfully improved with intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment. These treatments may also improve flushing.
IPL treatment produces narrow beams of light that are aimed at the visible blood vessels in the skin. The heat from the lasers damages the dilated veins and causes them to shrink so they are no longer visible, with minimal scarring or damage to the surrounding area. We also have a range of our famous EOS products that can help with Rosacea .
Available Skin Treatments