NLite Laser Acne Treatment at The Private Clinic
The problem: We all have lots of small glands just below the surface of the skin called sebaceous glands. These glands produce a natural oil called sebum, which helps to keep the skin smooth and supple. When too much sebum is produced it causes a build up of oil in the hair follicles and this creates an ideal environment for a bacterium called propionibacterium acnes to grow.
It is this bacteria that causes the inflammation and redness associated with acne. In severe cases cysts will develop beneath the surface of the skin, and if they rupture this can cause acne scarring.
Acne is most common in adolescents but can appear for the first time in the mid twenties or even later. It can be very difficult to treat successfully with topical creams and gels or antibiotics, and can have devastating effects on self-confidence and self-esteem.
The treatment: Here at the Private Clinic we aim to treat the root cause of the problem by targeting the bacteria that actually causes the infection. This non-invasive laser acne treatment is known as NLite and is suitable for all skin types. It can be used to treat acne on the face, neck, back and chest and has been described as the most significant advancement in the treatment of acne in decades. In clinical trials after 12 weeks 87% of clients noticed huge improvements in the condition of their skin, with some people noticing an improvement after just one session.
The results: The bacteria in the skin is successfully destroyed and the acne is cleared leaving you with smooth, fresh, healthy looking skin. NLite also has a collagen replenishment application which helps reduce the risk of acne scars. The results seen by patients after NLite treatment have been so impressive we have even featured on UK TV programmes This Morning and Embarrassing Illnesses.
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Downtime: None, you can get back to normal activities straight away.
Our team: We are the UK’s leading non-invasive cosmetic group and have some of the most experienced nurses and laser practitioners working with us. The Team here at The Private Clinic was involved in the development of this unique technology and following clinical trials by consultant dermatologist Dr. Chu, NLite gained full FDA approval for the treatment of inflammatory active acne. Our nurses and practitioners have performed more NLite treatments to date than any other clinic in the country.
Why not book a free consultation and find out how NLite could help clear your acne? Book online or call 0800 599 9911
Some of your questions answered
The SmartPulse™ laser light is directed at the affected area, targeting the bacteria and stimulating the natural repair mechanism of the skin. By destroying the bacteria, this laser treatment quickly clears the acne – sometimes in just a few sessions. Because the NLite laser targets the cause of the acne and not just the symptoms it reduces the risk of new acne developing and also reduces the risk of acne scarring. NLite is one of the most effective laser acne treatments available today.
No, NLite is a pain-free treatment, though you may feel a slight tingling sensation as the laser light is absorbed by the skin.
Each session lasts 30 minutes and for most clients we recommend a course of three sessions. Clients with very severe inflammatory acne may require a longer course of treatment.
You should start seeing visible improvements after your second session with continued improvement over the following three months. However patients undergoing treatment need to be prepared for the long term management of their acne. The nature of the disease means that things will change according to hormones, stressful events etc. This is something that we cannot control. However the N-Lite can control the outbreaks and keep them to a minimum therefore preventing the long term after effects such as pitted scarring and pigmentation.
Most clients will enjoy clear, healthy skin for up to 10 months. After this you may need to come back to us for maintenance treatments to make sure your skin stays free of bacteria.
No, this type of acne treatment is painless and totally safe as long as it is carried out by skilled and experienced practitioners.