Acne treatment

Acne, oily skin and blocked pore treatment

Acne-prone skin responds best to a tailored combination of treatments and skincare products

There are many prescription treatments for acne.

Generally, though, acne-prone skin responds best to a specifically-tailored combination of treatments. These include

  • skin peels
  • photo laser treatment
  • LED light therapy
  • micro-needling (which is also suitable for acne scarring, once the breakouts have stopped)
  • and other rejuvenating skin treatments.
Treatment and product options

For full details of these and other cosmetic procedures and skincare products, see below.

Your questions answered

What makes acne worse?

The Sun

Exposing scars to the sun can cause them to darken and slow the healing process. Ultraviolet rays stimulate melanocytes (pigment-producing cells) leading to further discolouration.

Before heading outdoors, use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, with the physical blocker zinc oxide, and reapply every two hours. Did you know the difference between a physical sun block and a chemical sun cream? Physical sun block instantly protects your skin without the need for waiting before it starts to work and doesn't contain chemicals that may increase sensitivity to your skin or block the skin with additives that are not healthy for you or your skin.

At Skin Perfection we have physical blocks and sunscreens that do not do this, unlike the chemical sunscreens we are used to buying over the counter or in department stores, causing your acne and redness to worsen.

Picking and squeezing

Scars, which are made mainly of collagen (a protein fibre normally found in the skin's second layer), are the body's way of repairing itself. Acne scars are typically indented because of collagen-loss from intense inflammation. Picking leads to further inflammation and injury of the skin, which adds to the skin’s discolouration and scarring. Squeezing or trying to pop a pimple causes pus and bacteria to filter deeper into the skin, resulting in more collagen damage and spread of bacteria causing more spots, then more scars.

Vitamin E

You may have heard that applying topical vitamin E to a scar will help it heal faster.

But, according to a study from researchers at the University of Miami, applying the nutrient directly onto a scar can actually hinder its healing. In the study, vitamin E had no effect (or made matters worse) for 90% of the patients, and 33% who used topical vitamin E developed a contact dermatitis.

Vitamin A, or derivatives of vitamin A, actually help better. Also Vitamin C, which calms any inflammation, protects your skin from free radical damage and helps to lighten any discolouration to the skin.

How do the treatments work?

Today’s cosmetic treatments can now reduce – or in many cases, completely remove – acne scars and there are several options for treatment.

The most effective treatments and skincare products from Skin Perfection are listed below.

Benzyl peroxide For mild acne, you may try, or your doctor may recommend, treatment with a non-prescription medication that contains benzyl peroxide (although this is usually more effective in combination with other treatments).

LED light therapy Proven to be effective at reducing acne and killing the bacteria under the skin.

Medical grade home skincare Prescribed by your skin specialist for use on a daily basis, morning and night, to help manage and maintain your breakouts and healthy skin.

Medical grade mineral make up A better option than spending money on great treatments and products then applying the incorrect make up, which may be the cause of you going round in circles and blocking the skin, causing new breakouts, scars or irritated skin.

Medical micro-dermabrasion: a fast and effective treatment for keratosis pilaris that uses a non-surgical but deep-penetrating resurfacing procedure to clean blocked or congested pores; tailored to your skin condition and with little downtime. This is a more effective treatment than ordinary, salon-grade micro-dermabrasion (hence the word ‘medical’) as the crystals used are aluminium oxide and sapphire-shaped, which means they hit the skin at every angle. Unlike many clinics or medi-spas, we only use sterile disposable tips, one for each patient and we never use the same tip for anyone else.

Photo rejuvenation laser therapy Boosts new skin growth, reduces scars and kills off bacteria. It's also proven to be effective at reducing redness and acne when combined with light facial peeling.

Microneedling using Dermastamp or Dermaroller is the latest celebrity ‘secret weapon’ to treat acne scars and leave your skin bright, clear and bursting with youthful radiance.

It can be used with skin peels if you are suitable and happy to embark this course that will really improve the texture of your skin. The Dermaroller uses micro-medical skin-needling to stimulate the natural healing process, using your own collagen to regenerate and repair your skin naturally while skin peels use active ingredients to dissolve and remove unwanted lesions on the skin.

Skin peels or resurfacers: help to improve skin texture and redefine pores, and suitable for a range of conditions including pigmentation (discolouration), scars left by ingrown hairs, lines and wrinkles, redness (or rosacea) and acne; available in different strengths and with different downtimes, according to your skin condition as well as time, financial or social commitments.

Before and After

Before and after acne treatments



Treatment prices

Laser photo-facial rejuvenation
AreaSingle treatment
(pay as you go)
Course of 4 treatments (recommended for new patients)
Buy 3, get 1 free
Top-up of 2 treatments (if you have completed the recommended course of 4 treatments)
Full face£215£645£320
Half face£164£492£250
Chest / décolleté£215£645£320
Lower arms£215£645£320
Single lesions£109£327£165
Full face, neck and chest£358£1074£530
NotesOne session every 2 to 4 weeks. Suitable for skin types 1 to very light 4, to treat redness (flushing / blushing) and rosacea, acne, sun-damage, freckles and mottled skin, broken veins.
Can be combined with skin peels to boost the results. If combining, the laser treatment is carried out first, then the peel: interval period of 4 weeks between treatments.

LED light therapy
LightSingle treatment Course of 3 treatments: buy 2 get 1 freeCourse of 6 treatments: buy 4 get 2 free
(anti-ageing, collagen stimulation)
(reduces breakouts, clears bacteria under the skin)

Medical micro-dermabrasion
AreaSingle treatmentCourse of 6 treatments Top-up of 3 treatments
Full face£87£435£217.50
NotesDeep exfoliation treatment using (medical grade) DermaGenesis microderm machine. One treatment every 7 to 14 days.

DermaFrac micro-needling
4 treatments in 1 for instant plumping and rejuvenating of the skin: microdermabrasion; micro needling: peptide infusion: LED light therapy.
Area / type of treatmentSingle treatmentCourse of 6 treatments (recommended)
Buy 4, get 2 free
Maintenance of 3 treatments for the price of 2 (after the recommended course of 6 treatments)
Full face (lightening, hydrating, anti-ageing peptides)£192Full face £770£385
Stem cell peptide infusion £192Full face £770£385
Vitamin C infusion£192Full face £770£385
NotesSuitable for all skin types but not active acne.One treatment every 2 to 4 weeks.

Dermapure roller micro-needling
Area Single treatment Course of 3 treatments (recommended)
Buy 2 get 1 free
Full face£325£650
Full face and neck£435
Full face, neck and chest£759£1518
NotesSuitable for all skin types. Anaesthetic cream is applied to the skin before the procedure; mask and product infusion after treatment. One treatment to be carried out every 4 weeks.

Dermastamp micro-needling
AreaSingle treatment Course of 6 treatments (recommended) Top-up of 3 treatments (if you have completed the recommended course of 6 treatments)
Large area£275£825£625
Small area£109£545£272.50
NotesSuitable for deeper, localised treatment of scarring or stretch marks.Most effective when used with (as follow-up to) Dermaroller.One treatment every 4 to 6 weeks.

Dermaquest skin peels
Skin peelSingle treatmentCourse of 3 treatments Course of 6 treatments
Primary Pumpkin£105£262.50£525
Power Pumpkin£105£262.50£525
Glycolic 30% or 40%£105£262.50£525
Lactic Acid Resurfacer£105£262.50£525
Mango Brite Resurfacer£105£262.50£525
Salicylic Peel£138£345£690
Modified Jessners Peel£138£345£690
TCA and SA Peel£165£412.50£825
Skin Brite Peel£138£345£690
Power PEPTIDE Res£138£345£690
NotesSuitable for more targeted skin concerns, and only available after a skin test patch and consent 24 hours before treatment. Preparation is essential (the preparation kit you need will depend on your skin type). The downtime for advanced peels is between 7 and 10 days following treatment. Resurfacers need slightly less downtime.You may also need a post-treatment kit.

Epionce skin peels
TypeDescriptionSingle treatmentCourse of 6 treatments (recommended)
Epionce Lite RefreshEntry-level skin peel, and for very red and inflamed skin, acne and rosacea. Also suitable for general skin health, with minimal or no other concerns.£95£475
Epionce CorrectivesNext-level, medium-strength skin peel, for mild to moderate acne, sun damage or skin ageing.£105£315
NotesIf starting with Epionce Correctives, your skin will need preparation for between 2 and 4 weeks using Epionce Renewal cream or lotion depending on your skin type.

Payment plans – Skin packages

Acne management treatment plan 1

What the plan includesPrice
Essential Starter Kit£89.00 (given as a free gift)
3 skin health assessments £150 (given as a free gift)
6 medical skin resurfacers£513
3 TCA / SA skin peels £405
3 Retinol hydrating facials £257 (given as a free gift)
Home skin care maintenance products (see opposite for details)£281
Total package value £1695
Your free gifts£496
You pay only£1199*
* Includes deposit of £380, to be paid with the first monthly instalment of £81.90 (making the initial payment £461.90, followed by 9 monthly instalments of £81.90).

Acne management treatment plan 2

What the plan includesPrice
Essential Starter Kit£89.00 (given as a free gift)
3 skin health assessments £150 (given as a free gift)
6 medical skin resurfacers£513
3 TCA / SA skin peels £405
3 Retinol hydrating facials £257 (given as a free gift)
Home skin care maintenance products (see opposite for details)£281
Total package value £1695
Your free gifts£496
You pay only£1199*
* Includes deposit of £380, to be paid with the first monthly instalment of £81.90 (making the initial payment £461.90, followed by 9 monthly instalments of £81.90).

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