Acne & Acne Scarring

What is Acne?

Acne is a common skin condition that effects up to 80% of teenagers and excess oil and skin imperfections can persist well into adulthood. Acne effects both men and women and the cause of this condition can vary. A consultation with our skin and nutrition specialist can confirm some of the causes of acne and how it can successfully treated with treatment and lifestyle changes.  A proven combination of acne treatments, cosmeceutical products and good homecare regime is recommended to help control acne.

At glo Skin Clinic, we offer a comprehensive treatment plan to effectively  control acne ,clear blemishes, giving  you  a renewed confidence. After many years treating acne , our experienced skin specialist will recommend a course of treatments using cosmeceutical products that contain the correct levels of active acne-fighting ingredients. We stock an acne and oily skin cosmeceutical  range from Glo Skin Beauty which will treat your skin before the commencement of your professional acne treatments.

Depending on the extent of your acne, the initial consultation will determine an effective treatment plan.  We recommend a course of Beta-Clarity (Salicylic) peel, Modified Jessner peel or Retinol+ C Peel Boost and a  continued cosmeceutical products regime to actively manage acne.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recommended acne treatment?

A course of 4-6 treatments or more skin peels and / or medical microneedling  at 2-3 week intervals is required for optimum results. A homecare regime of recommended Glo Skin Beauty  Skincare at the  consultation will assist the preparation of the skin before a course of treatments and for continued results.

What causes acne?

Acne is caused by clogged follicles or pores and can effect the skin on the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders. The skin is constantly shedding dead cells which lay on the surface, an over-production of sebum (oil) from the sebaceous gland attached to the hair follicle and trapped bacteria can all contribute to clogged follicles, causing redness, inflammation and sensitivity.

Exfoliation of the skin will shed surface dead cells preventing clogging of the follicle and the buildup of bacteria and blackheads.

Can stress levels contribute to acne?

Adrenaline is increased when we are stressed which triggers a higher testosterone level, testosterone increases oil production in the sebaceous gland resulting in oilier skin.

Does diet and lifestyle effect acne?

The skin is the body’s largest organ and maintaining a balanced diet can have a positive  influence on the skin. A poor diet with inadequate nutrients can contribute to the development of acne.  Vitamins and minerals will feed the skin with powerful anti-inflammatory, healing anti-oxidants and effective help to control acne. Acne patients can benefit from a course of Colon Hydrotherapy and Nutrition advice to effectively detox the body and paired with our skin peel treatments for the ultimate glo from the inside out.

Acne Scars

glo Skin Clinic provides advanced treatments by experienced skin specialists  to effectively  treat acne scars.

Acne scarring is the result of repeated damage and inflammation in the skin. The repair or wound healing process in the dermal layer of the skin where collagen is produced is disrupted causing red, inflamed, pitted scars in the skin.

A course of 4-8 combined treatments, every 4 weeks is recommended for optimum . A homecare regime of cosmeceutical products from Glo Skin Beauty Skincare will be recommended at the consultation for continued maintance.

At glo Skin Clinic in Athlone, we offer a comprehensive treatment plan to effectively  control acne ,clear blemishes, giving  you  a renewed confidence. After many years treating acne , our experienced skin specialist will recommend a course of treatments using cosmeceutical products that contain the correct levels of active acne-fighting ingredients. We stock an acne and oily skin cosmeceutical  range from Glo Skin Beauty which will treat your skin before the commencement of your professional acne treatments.

Depending on the extent of your acne, the initial consultation will determine an effective treatment plan.  We recommend a course of Beta-Clarity (Salicylic) peel, Modified Jessner peel or Retinol+ C Peel Boost and a  continued cosmeceutical products regime to actively manage acne.

Book your treatment

Call Paula on 086 601 1911, email info@gloskinclinic.ie or fill out the form below.