If you have acne or a number of acne scars, you may be looking for ways to tackle the problem and improve the appearance of your skin. We understand that acne can be very distressing in some cases, and may be impacting on your confidence and everyday life.
These days, there are a number of treatment options for acne and acne scarring that can make a big difference to the health and appearance of your skin.
One of the many benefits of coming us for acne advice and treatment is that Dr. Victoria Gauba has extensive experience as a dermatologist and cosmetic medical doctor. This means that she can help you address the root causes of your acne and find the right treatment for you as an individual.
We provide a variety of different treatments to specifically target both acne and acne scars to ensure you receive effective, long-lasting results that work best for you, your lifestyle, and your skin.
For acne, our treatments include:
For treating acne scars, we offer:
60 – 90 minutes.
Yes – topical cream.
4 – 7 days.
Acne is a chronic inflammatory disease of the sebaceous hair follicles. Each follicle contains tiny hair and multiple sebaceous glands. Acne occurs when the skin produces an excessive amount of oil or the oil-producing glands are blocked (resulting in blackheads). Acne can also be caused by a bacterium, Propionobacterium acnes (P. acnes) which causes inflammation in the blocked glands. Acne cannot be caught from other people and some people are more prone than others. It can also be influenced by factors such as genes, hormones, pollution, and diet. It is common to develop acne on those areas of the skin with lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face, scalp, neck, chest, back, upper arms and shoulders.
HydraFacial is sometimes called a ‘red carpet’ facial because it can boost the appearance of your skin without any downtime, giving you a youthful healthy glow. The HydraFacial is packed full of powerful antioxidants that can improve the appearance of damage caused by pollution, stress and time. The treatment will detoxify your skin, remove dead skin cells, extract impurities, and provide long-lasting hydration and nutrients to help your skin rebuild its collagen levels.
With Intense Pulsed Light treatment, we are able to convert light energy into heat that causes the old collagen and elastin in your skin to unwind and stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin. In turn, this makes your skin feel and look firmer and tighter, and can improve the appearance of acne scars.
Cosmeceuticals represent a marriage between cosmetic products and pharmaceuticals. They typically contain active ingredients that can help improve the health and appearance of your skin and are often only available on prescription through a nurse prescriber or doctor. We primarily use the Obagi and ZO® cosmeceutical ranges. The products in these ranges mean that we can recommend a bespoke skincare routine for you to use at home that’s targeted to treating and improving your acne.
At Dr Victoria Clinic, our experienced and highly qualified doctors understand that aesthetics is not a one-size-fits-all approach. We tailor each treatment to the individual to ensure the best, most natural results. Understanding the contours and shape of your face and body allows us to identify the most appropriate treatment for you.
Our treatments are often a blend of technologically advanced procedures and more traditional approaches while we give the best patient care from the moment you come in for a consultation. This patient care doesn’t just stop after your treatment, but we offer free ongoing advice to our patients whenever they have any questions.
The ClearLift 4D Laser is specifically designed to take years off your face, neck, decolletage and hands in less than 30 minutes. The ClearLift is one of the Harmony XL Pro’s laser heads created by Alma and delivers exceptional anti-ageing results and skin remodelling.