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Cherrie Brierly

Senior Practitioner, Pulse Light Clinic

Dealing with acne, rosacea or scarring left behind from flare-ups can be a distressing experience, affecting an individual’s appearance and self-esteem.

Pulse Light Clinic understands the impact of common skin conditions and offers effective treatments to address them. Focusing on advanced techniques and combination treatments, the clinic is dedicated to improving the health and appearance of your skin.

Managing the various types of acne

Acne is a common skin condition characterised by clogged pores, inflammation and formation of pimples. The clinic offers non-invasive treatments for active acne — such as Broadband Light (BBL), LED light therapy and LaseMD to reduce inflammation, kill acne-causing bacteria and promote skin healing. “We can start from acne itself. Treatment depends on pigmentation, redness or indented scarring,” says Brierly, Senior Practitioner at Pulse Light Clinic. “Even from the first session, you can see results. We have scanners to look into the dermis (thickest, inner layer of the skin) and suggest, from there, what treatment would be best.” 

Acne and rosacea, while distinct, can exhibit similarities, with some individuals experiencing overlapping symptoms. Inflammation associated with both conditions usually results in scarring.  Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory condition resulting in facial redness, visible blood vessels and acne-like bumps. This is treated with IPL (Intense Pulse Light therapy or BBL). Additionally, the clinic offers a food intolerance test, which can help identify potential triggers for flare-ups and support effective management of these conditions.

We have scanners to look into the dermis (thickest, inner layer of the skin) and suggest, from there, what treatment would be best.

Treating scarring and acne rosacea

“With scarring, for instance, you’re reminded of being a teenager and the emotions you went through having acne,” continues Brierly. However, it’s not just how it looks that could affect people with more severe conditions. “When you have acne rosacea, you have pustules, which are red spots that get quite sore,” she adds.  

CO2 Cool Laser and Morpheus8 treatments can reduce acne scarring and inflammation and promote smoother skin. CO2 Cool Laser resurfaces the skin, stimulates collagen production and reduces the appearance of scars, while Morpheus8 remodels scar tissue, improving skin texture. Additionally, PicoSure laser treatment addresses post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, reducing discolouration commonly associated with acne scars. Pulse Light Clinic has various treatments to target acne and acne scarring and provide relief for individuals with rosacea.

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