Acne Treatments Bournemouth

River Aesthetics is the centre of excellence for natural-looking treatments and procedures that eliminate facial concerns, including acne. Dr Victoria Manning and Dr Charlotte Woodward are advanced aesthetic experts that perform treatments designed to tackle the effects and causes of acne. We can clear and rejuvenate your skin, using appropriate acne treatments Bournemouth patients require. Rest assured that each treatment plan is created to suit your complexion and condition. To book a consultation, call 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 tiny 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.


How Can River Aesthetics Treat Acne?

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 global trainers are on hand to also educate on how to keep your skin healthy.

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    In Bournemouth, acne treatments at River Aesthetics are tailored to your specific needs. It is important to 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.

    IPL Acne Treatment

    River Aesthetics offers 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.

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

    Effective Acne Treatments: Bournemouth Patients Can Benefit from Renowned Experts

    To undergo any form of an aesthetics procedure, it is essential that you enlist the expertise of a clinic that has the relevant qualifications and experience. River Aesthetics founders Dr Manning and Dr Woodward provide an array of solutions to skin problems, including acne treatments. In Bournemouth, we have a renowned clinic that only uses high quality products to produce natural-looking results.

    Not only are we advanced aesthetic doctors, we are also global trainers, international speakers, and former general practitioners. With that in mind, you can feel comfortable knowing that you are in safe hands when you undergo one of our acne treatments. Bournemouth patients can benefit from treatments that led to River Aesthetics becoming a reputable name in London.

    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. When it comes to acne treatments, Bournemouth patients will be advised on the best course of action depending on their condition.

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

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