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Unit 1-3 Tudor Hall, Conduit Lane, Hoddesdon, EN11 8FN

01992 462345

Dentality @ Hoddesdon - Acne and Rosacea Treatment

Acne Vulgaris

Acne Vulgaris is a skin condition that affects mainly adolescents and young adults and consists of inflamed papules and pustules (pimples) and comedones (black heads and white heads) which occur when increased sebum production block sebaceous glands.

The treatment we offer aims to reduce the number of blood capillaries that supply the sebaceous glands. This slows down production of sebum which results in a noticeable improvement in the appearance of the acne and it also and accelerates the healing process for existing acne.

Acne vulgaris treatment is carried out in combination with Adapalene 0.1% cream or gel. Adapalene works by reducing the inflammation cause by acne vulgaris and by reducing (normalising) the thickness of the skin in the treated area. Adapelene is a prescription medication and should only be used under medical supervision.

How does the Acne treatment work?

A thin layer of gel (similar to ultrasound gel) is applied to your skin before treatment to make the treatment more effective and more comfortable. A hand held applicator is held against the skin and a controlled pulse of light is delivered.

The treatment works by a technique is called Selective Photothermolysis. This consists of directing controlled pulses of light into the upper skin layer. The light is absorbed by one of the body's own natural substances – haemoglobin, contained in the red blood cells. Haemoglobin converts the light energy into heat. This heat is transferred to the walls of the blood vessels, which are permanently damaged and removed by the body's own defence mechanism.

Treatment is most effective on inflammatory acne – red, aching, raised pimples. It is important your skin does not have a recent sun tan as any tan will decrease the effectiveness of the treatment. Commonly treated areas include the face, back and chest. The duration of each session depends on the area being treated. Typically clients will require 4 treatments up to 3 weeks apart.

Rosacea

Rosacea consists of dilated blood vessels, persistent redness, flushing and acne like break outs. The treatment we offer is a quick and simple and does not interfere with your normal daily routine. It can help eradicate and or reduce the visibility of the blood vessels and redness resulting in a more even skin tone and more youthful looking skin.

How does the Rosacea treatment work?

A thin layer of gel (similar to ultrasound gel) is applied to your skin before treatment to make the treatment more effective and more comfortable. A hand held applicator is held against the skin and a controlled pulse of light is delivered.

The treatment works by a technique is called Selective Photothermolysis. This consists of directing controlled pulses of light into the upper skin layer. The light is absorbed by one of the body's own natural substances – haemoglobin, contained in the red blood cells. Haemoglobin converts the light energy into heat. This heat is transferred to the walls of the blood vessels, which are permanently damaged and removed by the body's own defence mechanism. The light pulse is carefully controlled to destroy the blood vessels in the problem areas without damaging surrounding tissue.

The whole face can be treated during a single session which lasts up to 30minutes. Typically clients require 4 treatments up to 4 weeks apart to achieve the full effect.