Acne Treatment & Acne Scarring Reduction

Managing your Acne

A common skin condition, acne usually appears on the face, back and chest, and though it develops in some people during puberty, others can develop it for the first time as an adult. It’s caused by an over-production of oil in the skin, which blocks the pores and causes skin bacteria to multiply, leading to inflammation. Together, this causes spots and redness to appear.

Though you can try at-home remedies for acne management, such as avoiding over-washing the skin or picking at spots, it may not clear up effectively without acne treatment. Our expert acne treatment in Reading can help you to treat active acne and old scarring for a clearer complexion. 

Acne Treatment in Reading

Our aesthetic skin scientist, Frankie, leads her acne treatment here in Reading using a 3-pronged approach, which combines products, treatments and looking at health and lifestyle factors, including gut health. With this combination of trusted, science-backed products, cutting-edge clinical procedures and skin education, she creates a personal skin journey for each client, adapting her treatments to your specific needs and the type of acne you have.

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Her acne treatments centre around reducing inflammation, clearing the pores and controlling oil production. Frankie will first arrange a skin consultation to assess your skin, then will advise on the appropriate acne treatments for you. Her focus is on enhancing and improving your skin’s quality, tone and texture through resurfacing and rejuvenating, resulting in a clear, balanced and healthy complexion. Here are some of the acne treatments available:

  • Skin peels: exfoliating treatment, to repair acne scarring and pigmentation problems, bringing newer, smoother skin to the surface, as well as ensuring the conditions do not return with continued product use.
  • Microneedling: uses the Meso M Pen to promote skin repair and collagen production, addressing scarring and hyperpigmentation. Can be used alongside medical-grade mesotherapy serums to deeply penetrate and renew the skin.
  • Skincare: cleanse, calm and clear your complexion while balancing hydration with powerful, effective and clinically proven products.

Frankie’s unique, holistic approach also takes your lifestyle into account, from food groups to avoid, to how to properly cleanse and care for your skin – including ways to correctly hydrate it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes acne?

Acne is usually hormonal-based and can run in families, but it can be difficult to pinpoint an exact cause. But it is made worse by inflammation. THerfore when we treat acne we do not always go in for the “heavy” acids that strip the skin …. we often calm the inflammation down and reduce the redness often associated with Acne , and then we tackle the hormonal effects. We can never stop acne that is hormonally triggered, but we can control it and stop the spots from feeling so sore, staying active for so long, and prevent scarring.

Acne is often made worse by certain foods. The gut and its biome( environment)  needs to be healthy to help reduce the inflammation that makes Acne worse once you have it, so try to eliminate aggravating foods one by one to see if you see an improvement in your skin. For example cut out dairy ( milk and cheese) for 6 weeks, or Gluten, and of course Sugar. This can help isolate foods that may make your acne worse.

What are the different types of acne?

Acne is characterised by 6 types of skin blemish. These include:

Blackheads and whiteheads – small bumps on the skin

Papules and pustules – red bumps, with pustules featuring a white tip and containing pus

Nodules – painful bumps underneath the skin’s surface

Cysts – similar to boils, these are large and pus-filled 

A acne treatment consultation in Reading will help you determine the type of acne you have and treatments needed. 

Do chemical peels hurt?

The treatments will have varying levels of sensation depending on the peel acid used. Alumier today peels are lactic acid based and elegantly encapsulated to penetrate without the sensations you often feel with other peel types. A glow Peel which is a half-Jessner peel may have a higher sensation level on the skin.

Our Mesoestetic range of peels will also have varying levels of sensation depending on the skin condition. Visit our chemical peels treatment page for more information. 

What are the benefit of chemical peels?

Chemical peels use different acids to fix skin conditions – they penetrate into the epidermis and the cells and fix the cell functioning . They also help to exfoliate the top dead layer of skin cells to leave you looking brighter! A favourite acid of mine for acne is Salycilic which buries itself into the sebaceous units and “throws out” all the excess oil and bacteria in order to reduce inflammation. For scarring we may use several acids, but this could include TCA .

Will my skin actually peel?

Your skin may not peel or “flake” with Level 1 superficial peels but they are effective, and the acids do penetrate the epidermis. Some peeling is expected with the Alumier Glow Peel or Mesoestetic TCA peel. These are LEvel 2 peels and  will only be applied once the skin is ready to receive and benefit from them. We always prepare the skin with correct Product usage and a Level 1 peel


What are the benefits of microneedling?

Microneedling is a fantastic acne scarring treatment that works by gently pricking the skin to stimulate collagen production. This protein is responsible for keeping your skin smooth and supple, and aids skin renewal, so it’s especially important for tackling acne scarring. Microneedling in Reading is also useful for balancing pigmentation, as it helps break it down underneath the skin’s surface, causing it to fade.

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Booking Your Acne Treatment

At Crysallis Skin, your local Reading skin clinic, we’re committed to enhancing and improving your appearance through a variety of treatments, each tailored to you.

To ensure you’re happy with your results, we invite our clients to a consultation ahead of treatment, assessing your skin and advising about what approach to acne treatment could work for you.

And, to ensure peace of mind at every stage of your unique skin journey, you can rest assured that we only work with the best, most trusted names in the business.

Book your consultation by calling 07710024766 or by visiting our contact page today.


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