Acne is an unsightly skin condition that can be hard to resolve and when left untreated it can leave behind scars of varying severity. Deep acne scars or pitting can cause as much embarrassment and social discomfort as the original condition.
Acne is the common cause of spots. Most people with acne are aged between 12 and 25, but some older and younger people are affected. Boys are more commonly affected than girls. Acne usually affects the face but may also affect the back, neck, and chest. The severity can range from mild to severe. About 9 in 10 teenagers develop some degree of acne. Often it is mild. However, it is estimated that about 3 in 10 teenagers have acne bad enough to need treatment to prevent scarring. Untreated acne usually lasts about 4-5 years before settling. However, it can last for many years in some cases.
Luckily there are now a range of acne treatments that are effective and are available here at Hans Place Practice.
Treatment options will depend on the severity of the scars but the aim is to regenerate collagen in that area. We recommend Obagi combined with INTRAcel. This is a high-tech, combination treatment and can improve acne scars in just a few sessions.
INTRAcel is an in-clinic treatment and unlike deep chemical peels or ablative lasers it has minimal side effects.
As a leading practitioner in aesthetic medicine, Dr Mike Comins founded Hans Place Aesthetic Practice in 1999. Dr Mike Comins has always been at the forefront of his industry, being both the Medical Director of The Private Clinic Group and the President of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine.
Dr Mike Comins practices aesthetic medicine as opposed to cosmetic surgery. All his treatments are walk in/walk out without the need for general anaesthetic or overnight hospital stay.
Hans Place Practice was one of the first clinics in the UK to specifically focus on non invasive, minimally invasive and minor surgical aesthetic treatments.
Dr Mike Comins MBBS MRCGP FBACD is a fellow of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine. He was also president of the college from 2009-2011.
We understand that finance is often a deciding factor when it comes to undergoing Cosmetic Surgery or treatments. At Hans Place Practice we are able to offer finance solutions with manageable payments to suit a variety of budgets.
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