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 which creates the ideal environment for a bacterium called propionibacterium acnes to grow. This can occur all over the body including the face, neck, back (sometimes referred to as ‘bacne’) and chest.

Specialist N-Lite Laser Acne Treatment

We understand how much acne can affect your life and especially your self-confidence. We have over thirty years of medical experience in treating a variety of skin problems.

Acne is most common in adolescents and teenagers but can appear for the first time in the mid-twenties or even later. Propionibacterium acnes causes the skin to appear red and inflamed. It can be very difficult to treat successfully with topical creams and gels or antibiotics, and can have devastating effects on confidence and self-esteem.

In severe cases cysts will develop beneath the surface of the skin, and if they rupture this can cause acne scarring.

Our leading UK dermatologists target root cause bacteria, the underlying factor behind problem acne, and create bespoke plans for all skin types.

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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 which creates the ideal environment for a bacterium called propionibacterium acnes to grow. This can occur all over the body including the face, neck, back (sometimes referred to as ‘bacne’) and chest.

N-Lite Laser Treatment for Acne

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 N-Lite 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.

The Results

The bacteria in the skin is targetted and destroyed, clearing the acne and leaving you with smooth, fresh, healthy looking skin. N-Lite also has a collagen replenishment application which helps reduce the risk of acne scars. The results seen by patients after N-Lite treatment have been so impressive we have even featured on UK TV programmes This Morning and Embarrassing Illnesses.

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Downtime

Most treatment packages will require no downtime, meaning that you can get back to normal activities straight away. However, if you have a TCA Chemical Peel, your skin will darken, tighten and peel in the 5-7 days after treatment.

N-Lite Acne treatment prices start from £250 for single treatments and £700 for a course of 3 treatments.

If you’d like to consult with a Dermatologist, you can arrange an appointment with our Consultant Dermatologist. The cost of the consultation is £200.

Why You Should Choose The Private Clinic

We are the UK’s leading non-invasive cosmetic group and have some of the most experienced Consultant Dermatologistsand skin experts working with us. Our treatment packages have delivered significant results time and time again, and we’re proud of the difference we can make in people’s lives.

  • There are no hidden costs
  • We afford all our patients the right care well before, during and long after every procedure
  • You will have a Patient Coordinator, who you can call as much as you need, throughout your Private Clinic journey
  • You will only be treated by industry-leading, highly experienced doctors and surgeons
  • Our nurses, technical assistants and therapists are all very experienced and well trained
  • Our aftercare promise – you can call, email and visit us to discuss how we tailor-make each procedure and offer ethical and professional aftercare for every patient
  • We are contactable 24/7, 365 days a year for patients
  • We are competitively priced for the expertise and professionalism we provide to every patient

“I am so pleased that I went to the Private Clinic to ask for help with my acne. To be quite honest, I felt like it was my last chance where I could get help. I had a very bad problem with my acne – they were very severe. First, I had to use special products for my face to bring out all the acne and calm them down before starting more intense skin treatments. I was warned that I will get more acne when I first start using the products which was scaring me as I already had severe acne. When I first started using the products, I did get a lot more acne but they weren’t as bad as I thought. Finally, I underwent the clinic’s N-Lite acne skin treatment which I was so pleased with. It’s been a long time but I am so happy that I didn’t give up and carried on doing everything as I was told. I don’t know how to thank Lisa Scannell for what she did to me as she completely changed my life. I’ve become a lot more confident and I am so happy with the results!!” *

Nika, London - July, 2015

‘Great friendly staff, my results with n-lite and peels have been life-changing and an amazing confidence booster.’  *

A.L., Leeds - August 2015

“Excellent treatment, both doctor and nurse were superb. Wonderful patient treatment and aftercare” *

London - November 2015

‘Firstly the assistance over the phone pre-booking was excellent, everything about the booking was clearly articulated and she even gave me her own advice on what she recommends with procedures to reduce the acne I have on my back. I went ahead and booked the appointment and upon arrival I met with the consultant’

London - May 2016

“I want to say thank you to Tracey and Lillie at The Private Clinic in Bristol who have looked after me really well during my Acne skin treatment.

I contacted the clinic as a last resort. I had always had clear skin until I hit my thirties when all of a sudden I started suffering with severe acne which seemed to be getting worse and worse, and the treatments from the doctor weren’t having any effect.

I was sceptical at first, but decided I had nothing to lose, so booked the treatment. I also used the Jan Marini face wash in conjunction with the monthly treatments.

After two months my skin was a little better and I was feeling a bit despondent because I had expected more, but Tracey reassured me to stick with it. And I’m glad I did! After my third and final treatment, the results were amazing. Sometimes, it’s difficult to see, because you look at yourself in the mirror every day, but the before and after photographs were quite startling.

My skin is almost completely clear now and I am happy to leave the house without the layers of primer, cover up, foundation and powder that had become essential kit for me! My husband is very pleased as we can leave the house in a fraction of the time!

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this treatment, and this clinic, to anyone who is unhappy with their skin – I don’t think it overstates the fact to say it is life-changing. Thanks again.”  *

Kathryn, Bristol - October 2013

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We are the UK’s leading non-invasive cosmetic group and have some of the most experienced skin specialists and Consultant Dermatologists 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, N-Lite gained full FDA approval for the treatment of inflammatory active acne. Our nurses and practitioners have performed more N-Lite treatments to date than any other clinic in the country. Our Consultant Dermatologists, Dr. Noor Almaani and Dr. Rishika Sinha, are able to consult on the condition at our London Harley Street clinic, while our skin specialists are available at all of our clinics in UK – Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow.

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