Medical grade options for effective treatment of acne

Before & After
Acne at the Lynton Clinic, Cheadle, Cheshire, Stockport

Acne treatment solutions 

  • Are you suffering from breakout's?
  • Very oily skin with blackheads and congestion?
  • Long for a clearer skin with less marks?

Acne is a common problem that many people of all ages suffer from not just teenagers. The symptoms range from mild small outbreaks, to sore cystic spots, you may suffer from blackheads and congestion. 

Treatment Summary

Take a look at our Treatment Summary to help give you an idea of the basics
when it comes to our light based/IPL treatments. Please note that we do have alternative combination treatment options.

Acne clinic dermatologist treatment summary cheshire

Medical grade acne treatment at the Lynton clinic cheadle cheshire stockport How does IPL treatment reduce ance?

If it is active acne (spots and blackheads) we usually have a three staged programme, you may do all the stages or just one or two depending on what grade the acne is. In most cases, we usually treat acne with our award-winning Intense Pulsed Light system: The Lynton LUMINA.

The light emitted from the LUMINA IPL system directly targets overactive sebaceous glands, greatly reducing the total number and severity of active lesions. It also lessens inflammation and occurrence of break-outs. The light stimulates the production of new collagen to improve skin texture, and can also reduce the appearance of red marks that are often associated with acne breakouts.

See our FAQ's page above for any further questions you may have about treating acne, or simply call or enquire with us today. 

The Lynton Clinic experience...

What is involved when visiting the Lynton Clinic for treatment?  The below video helps provide a step-by-step guide to booking in at the UK's leading aesthetic clinic:


"My skin looks so much clearer, I even cried the other morning when I saw it and it looked so much better!

I am so happy with my results" 

Jenny M | Lynton Clinic Customer, 2019

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If you’re unsure if this treatment is suitable for you, or have any further questions:





"My skin looks so much clearer, I even cried the other morning when I saw it and it looked so much better!

I am so happy with my results" 

Jenny M | Lynton Clinic Customer, 2019


 “From the moment I walked into reception, to the time spent in the treatment room, I was well looked after." 

Amanda Usher | Lynton Clinic Customer, 2015


+ I have had it done in the past and it didn't work, will it work this time?

There are many reasons for this; hair suitability (was the hair suitable for the treatment). Type of equipment used, operator proficiency, treatment spacing and new hair in new follicles (potential hair growth see above).

+ How do I know if I have acne?

Acne is not a disease it's a disorder so please don't feel ashamed, the typical characteristics are; oiliness, blackheads, spots (possibly with white heads or possibly just red). However you may also experience; dryness, flakiness, sensitivity, soreness, itching.

+ What are the best products then?

We here use Murad products, there is an acne range which mainly contains salicylic acid, hydrogen peroxide and retinol. They are very good for reducing inflammation, congestion (oil build up) and pustule size, they help to get the hydration of the skin which can suffer when you have acne

+ Why and when to have peels?

We use the Murad peels here which are made of; glycolic acid, salicylic acid and lactic acid, we also have a gentle blemish facial which uses papaya and pineapple enzymes with gingo biloba for the anti-inflammatory effect. Typically we recommend at least 3 but you may need upto 6- and these should be done every 1-4 depending on the skin.

+ When would I have light treatments?

We typically use IPL or LED  light therapy here. They are quite different in the way they feel (please click on the links to read more) but they both work in a very similar way. They typically utilise different colours of light to help to kill the bacteria in the area whilst also reducing inflammation and promoting healing. They have been utilised for many years now with some great results

+ My acne is in my back/ chest is this ok?

Of course, we understand that acne doesn't just affect the face it often affects the chest and back as well. We have treated these areas many times before.

+ My acne is really quite bad with sore large cystic spots

We do say that typically the treatments are best for someone with a mild to moderate acne (i.e could have a range of blackheads, spots and oiliness) as they spots become more cystic and boil sized we are more limited and find that in this situation it is best to see a dermatologist

+ I am suffering with acne what treatments are best?

There are a few options for active acne and then we have another option for acne scars (textural change mainly with possibly a little redness). We mainly treat active acne in three stages; products, peels and light (ipl or LED). It may be that you only need one or two of those options depending on your acne.Alot of people don't like the term acne and prefer to think that they just suffer from a few breakouts.

+ Should I go to the Dr's first?

This of course is entirely upto you the Gp/ dermatologist can recommend some great solutions that for many people may work well these can be; topically applied solutions (benzyl peroxide, salicylic acid, anti-biotics or retin A), oral solutions (anti-biotics, contraceptive pill, Roaccutane). Often we find people come to use because they exhausted many of the solutions above with little success. But whatever treatment that is tried, you must be aware it takes time (often 3-6 months) and not treatment is a cure. You can easily get acne in the future unfortunately.

+ I have been to the dr's and nothing has really worked. Will your treatments be more successful?

This one is so hard to answer! For some people yes and for some no. It's all about what is best for you and what works. We often talk about avoiding the triggers of acne; stress, diet, sleep, age (see next question)

+ Will my acne be gone for life after treatment?

Unfortunately this is impossible to say, we don't cure the acne we simply treat the symptoms and another outbreak can occur again. It is often found though that after successful treatment the acne is much better for around 8-12 months, for some people much longer. We will recommend as part of your programme maintenance to help keep it at bay.

+ What can I do to help at home?

This is a very good question and it is an important thing to consider. We often will advice products that need to be adhered to for good results and to help the treatments work, with products alone we have seen some very good improvements.  But we also must consider lifestyle to, we know that acne is related to hormones so as a teenager we understand why we get acne. But as adults it is much harder to comprehend it. Be aware that genetics can be a big influence, but also; stress, diet, sleep, contraception, pregnancies, menopause, and exercise. Stress can affect our hormones and we produce too much cortisol, diet has been suggested for many years the old eating too much chocolate. Certainly sugar can exacerbate and dairy has been linked due to the hormone levels in this produce, sleep is important as our skin repairs at night-time, and exercise whilst generally very good for us and should help to minimise stress and bring blood flow therefore nourishment, over exercise or high level's of strength training can also change our hormones. Thinking about your lifestyle and any changes you can make will not only help your results alot but also make the long term risks of getting acne again less likely

+ Are there any side effects?

Most people experience little more than slight reddening and possibly mild swelling which usually disappear within hours to a couple of days.  Very rarely a small blister may form or temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.

+ How many treatments are recommended?

Generally a course of 8 to 12 treatments are recommended and after a course of treatments results are expected to last 1 to 2 years, however we do recommend maintenance sessions around once every 1-3 months. A treatment is advised once or twice a week.

+ Are there any side effects?

Typically there are very few. Occasionally though rarely people may notice a slight redness of the skin which will not last any longer than 24 hours. Some people notice they urinate a little more afterwards. But other than this there are no other reported side effects


This will depend on what has been prescribed for you, but below gives you an idea of cost

Skin Peels from £75  (recommended course of 3-6 treatments) 

Course of 3 from £200 & Course of 6 from £360

Dermalux LED Lights £65 each (4-8 recommended) 

Course of 3 from £175 & Course of 6 from £312

IPL treatment starts at £115 per treatment  (course of 3-6 recommended)

Course of 3 from £310 & Course of 6 from £552

IPL treatment to be carried out with 2-3 week intervals