Acne Treatments Bournemouth

Here at River Aesthetics, we have a range of procedures and treatments that eliminate the effects and causes of acne. Our team of qualified professionals will help clear and rejuvenate your skin, using appropriate treatments suited to your complexion and condition. To book a consultation, give us a call on 01202 024060.

What is Acne?

Acne is a skin condition that is suffered by most people at some point during their lifetime. The condition causes spots, as well as oily skin, and in some cases, the skin affected can be hot or induces pain when touched. Acne is regularly found on the face, but some individuals have it on their back or chest.

Having acne will result in spots forming, and there are 6 main types that are caused by this skin condition. Blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules and cysts can come as a result of tony hair follicles in the skin being blocked. The sebaceous glands, which are beneath the surface of the skin, produce too much sebum when a person has acne.

As a result, the excess sebum mixes with dead skin cells, creating a blockage for the follicle. This then forces the follicle to bulge outwards, creating a spot.

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How Can We Treat Acne at River Aesthetics?

Most people associate acne with teenagers going through puberty, but flare ups can happen at any time during adulthood. When this occurs, it can have a detrimental effect on a person’s self-esteem, which is why we offer multiple acne treatments in Bournemouth. Our experts are on hand to also provide advice on how to keep your skin healthy.

When you seek Bournemouth acne treatments, you should bear in mind that there are four steps in treating breakouts. These include:

  • Unclogging Pores
  • Controlling Oil Flow
  • Treating Acne Bacteria (Propionibacterium Acnes)
  • Calming Irritation

Below, we have listed the treatments that we offer to patients that struggle with acne and scarring. If you want any further information, then do not hesitate to get in touch with our team.

IPL Acne Treatment

Here at River Aesthetics, we offer Lumenis M22 acne treatment, which consists of an applicator that emits short pulses of intense light onto your skin. The blue light used in this process penetrates skin layers and helps remove the bacteria that leads to acne. Simultaneously, inflammation and excess skin oil (sebum) will be reduced by the infra-red light, therefore limiting the appearance of acne.

Selecting this option is much better than opting for oral medication as the results can be seen after just a handful of treatments. Plus, this particular method uses a notch filter that eliminates bacteria and shrinks the sebaceous glands.

When Will You See Results?

Results are largely dependent on the skin type and how severe the acne is, but you can generally expect to see improvements after 5-10 sessions. On average, one week in between treatments helps to enhance results. You should be aware that you may experience some redness immediately after the procedure, but you will not be restricted from completing everyday activities.

How Long Does the Session Last?

It varies depending on your condition, but typically a session can last between 15-20 minutes. During the treatment you are likely to feel a warm sensation from the light when it is applied to your skin, but overall, the process is comfortable and gentle.

ZO and Obagi Medical Skincare

We have a range of ZO and Obagi medical skincare products that we use to treat patients that suffer with acne. Having these at hand allow us to provide patients with therapies that optimise skin health thanks to a selection of tried and tested formulas. These unique treatments will go a long way to improving the effects of acne.


This particular treatment is a multi-step process that can be tailored to specific conditions. For acne, a Hydrafacial could be the suitable option as it cleanses, exfoliates and extracts the skin to remove dead cells. While doing this, it also revitalises the skin thanks to the use of antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid.

Here at River Aesthetics, we can mix a handful of the separate multi-step treatments to create a Hydrafacial that specifically targets acne. Our experts recommend that you undergo the treatment on a monthly basis, and you will not require any recovery time.

Why Choose Our Acne Treatments, Bournemouth Patients?

To undergo any form of cosmetic or medical procedure, it is essential that you enlist the services of a clinic that has the relevant qualifications and experience. For those of you who may have low self-esteem and a lack of confidence, our experts at River Aesthetics are on hand to help. We offer an array of solutions to skin problems, such as acne treatments. In Bournemouth, we have a renowned clinic where we carry out multiple procedures.

Not only are we advanced aesthetic doctors, we are also global trainers, international speakers, and former general practitioners. If you are looking for acne treatments, Bournemouth patients, you can rest assured knowing you are in experienced and capable hands.

Our bespoke treatment approach means that every plan will be tailored to your needs. In the 2017 Aesthetic Awards, we were recognised for our clinical excellence by receiving the Top Clinic award.  Since then, we have also featured in Tatler’s Finest, the Tatler Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide. We take great pride in our extensive list of treatments, including acne treatments. Bournemouth patients are sure to be amazed by the results.

Contact Us Today

If you would like to arrange a consultation to discuss our acne treatments, Bournemouth patients should get in touch today. You can reach us by calling 01202 024060 or you can contact us by filling in our online form.

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