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Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples, and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages. There are few long term proven light therapy solutions for acne so our emphasis is on treating post-inflammatory scarring and blemishes.


What is Acne Treatment?

Acne treatment involves a range of procedures aimed at managing plugged hair follicles, whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples characterised by the skin condition. These treatments target these factors causing acne: excess oil production, clogged hair follicles, and bacteria. Effective acne treatment addresses current skin blemishes and seeks to prevent future outbreaks and reduce the risk of scarring.

What Causes Acne?

Four key factors primarily cause acne:

  • Excess Oil Production: Overactive sebaceous glands produce more oil than the skin needs.
  • Clogged Hair Follicles: These occur due to oil accumulation and dead skin cells.
  • Bacteria: The presence of bacteria in pores can lead to inflammation and acne.
  • Hormonal Activity: Androgens, a type of hormone, can increase in adolescence, leading to acne.

Types of Acne

Acne manifests in various forms, each requiring a tailored approach:

  • Whiteheads: Closed plugged follicles.
  • Blackheads: Open plugged follicles that turn brown when exposed to air.
  • Pimples: Red, tender bumps with white centres.
  • Cystic Lesions: Painful, pus-filled lumps beneath the skin’s surface.

Why Choose Us for Your Acne Treatment

The Doctors Laser Clinic offers a unique blend of expert care and advanced technology. Our team, led by Dr Malcolm Willis, Dr Kathy Kestin, and Dr Mini Nelson, brings a wealth of experience and a personal touch to every treatment. Being a CQC-approved clinic, we ensure the highest safety and efficacy standards in all our procedures.

Acne Treatments at The Doctor Laser Clinic

Personalised Consultations

Every acne journey begins with a personalised consultation. Our experts thoroughly assess your skin type, acne severity, and individual needs to craft a bespoke treatment plan.

Advanced Treatment Options

We pride ourselves on offering advanced treatment options. Utilising the latest in laser technology and medical-grade skincare, we aim to deliver results that treat acne and enhance overall skin health.

Cost of Acne Treatment

The cost of acne treatment at our clinic is tailored to individual needs. We believe in transparent pricing and will provide a detailed breakdown during your consultation. Investing in your skin is a step towards lasting confidence and well-being.

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During your skin consultation, we can suggest suitable skincare by Medik8. A skincare regime unique to your individual skin can help to reduce acne.

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The Doctors Laser Clinic team

Doctors and Nurses with a Special Interest in Skin

All of our team have a special interest in skin and are happy to discuss your problem with you. We use only the best equipment on the market.

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All treatments start with an initial consultation with one of our team. During your consultation we learn about your areas of concern and treatment goals.


All our staff have been vaccinated against Covid-19 thus reducing mutual risk. As a Covid-Safe, CQC Registered Medical Clinic with Ventilation that ensures TWELVE air changes per hour your safety is our priority. 

We are continuing to adhere to strict protocols so the car park will continue as our waiting room for the time being. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Feel free to contact us on 01603 360 360 or at info@laserdocs.co.uk.