We have been successfully treating acne and acne rosacea for more than 15 years and we can assure you that if you follow our advice alongside our combination of treatments you will obtain a clearer complexion.

What is Acne?

Acne is a condition that affects the pores causing them to become partially blocked.
Acne comes from a type of bacteria that lives in the sebum (oily secretion from the glands and skin hair follicles) and produces fatty acids. The body responds by blocking the gland’s exit to the skin.
Sometimes the mixture of hair protein, oil and fatty acids damages the walls of the follicle and causes inflammation.
There are also other factors which worsen or even help the development of the condition in the first place including:

-Supplement deficiency
-The use of antibiotics

It is very sad to see how this condition can affect someone’s confidence and make the skin look older as unfortunately it is a condition that affects women, teenagers and adults.

Although one can overcome or even outgrow acne it can leave scars, known as acne scars, which leave the face pockmarked and damaged.

What contributes to acne?

Basically anything that blocks the pores and/or creates or worsens infection and inflammation contributes. The major players in acne production are:

-Excessive sebum (oil) production by the skin
-Rapid division of skin cells
-Delayed skin cell separation and death
-Bacteria on the skin surface
-Inflammatory response
-Excessive production by blood vessels

The food we eat and our body fat cells play a role in sebum production, hormones, and inflammation. Hormonal changes likely have the greatest influence on acne (such as in the case of birth control medication, antibiotics and steroids).

How does the treatment work?

We from La Pelle Clinic in London use a system called IPL (intense pulsed light) and, depending on how severe the condition, we recommend a treatment combination to achieve optimum results. Unlike many other clinics we have vast experience using one of the world’s safest technological advances and we have achieved significant results following the use of certain supplements.

The treatment combination accelerates the healing process for acne clearance by directing pulses of light into the epidermis. The light is absorbed by the haemoglobin in the blood vessels that feed the sebaceous glands.

Haemoglobin converts the light energy into heat, which damages the walls of the vessels supplying blood to the glands. This technique is called Selective Photothermolysis (laser hair removal or Photorejuvenation).

We have had amazing results treating clients with acne based on years of experience.

Skin peels

A skin peel is a specifically combined series of powerful ingredients applied to affected areas which reduces the signs of wrinkles and ageing, rejuvenates the skin and helps to eradicate scars such as those associated with acne.

We at La Pelle Skin Clinic use a skin peel best known as the Power Peel, the ultimate in anti-ageing and rejuvenation offering a combination of 6 powerful fruit acids including Peach, Rasberry and Apple, which have a lightening effect superior to hydroquinone with 100% safety. These help eliminate pigmentation, increase healthy cell growth and reduce wrinkle depth. The addition of healing plants, renowned for essential anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action with the simultaneous use of flavonoids and tyrosinase (an oxidase that is the rate-limiting enzyme for controlling the production of melanin) inhibitors results in a unique peeling system for clarifying, restructuring and rejuvenation of the skin. Formulated at 30% and 50% it provides the most restorative properties.
We take the skin peel to a more therapeutic level, but with safety.

Book a free consultation today and you too can benefit from better looking skin thanks to the advice from our specialists. We have access to the best treatments available for your skin. At the La Pelle Clinic in London we have hundreds of success stories and testimonials from satisfied clients.
Please feel free to view our testimonials page or telephone us for more information.

Nutritional Advice

What makes acne worse?
Not enough antioxidant vitamins and minerals, low levels of vitamin C and E, zinc, selenium, and carotenoids may contribute to acne. These nutrients help to fight free radicals that break down skin elastin, produce collagen, and repair skin damage. The catch here is that you usually have to get these from trustworthy vitamin suppliers, such as Whole Foods, Revital and the Natural Dispensary for them to be of any benefit. Not all supplements are created equal and many that can be bought in the supermarket are ineffective.

Processed food data show a mixed relationship between processed foods and acne. Eat a big meal with lots of processed food and you have lots of insulin. Lots of insulin means lots of tissue growth and androgen production, which are both contributors to acne. Foods that are highly processed and cooked often contain compounds that promote oxidative stress and inflammation.
Again, oxidative stress and inflammation almost always contribute to chronic disease.

While there have been noted associations between dairy consumption and acne starting back in the 1800s, some studies indicate no association. Milk provides a mix of growth factors, hormones and nutrients specific to offspring. As rapid growth ends and the youngster can feed themselves, milk consumption is stopped (but not in humans as adults often continue to consume milk as part of their daily life).

Dairy foods produce a high insulin response, increase hormone levels in the body and alter inflammation – all factors that lead to unfavourable acne outcomes. Consuming cow’s milk can raise IGF-1 levels 10-20% in the body. (IGF-1 = Insulin-like Growth Factor necessary in infants but harmful to adults due to its carcinogenic potential.) IGF-1 from cow’s milk survives pasteurisation, homogenisation and digestion in our gut, and can enter the body as an intact hormone (cow and human IGF-1 share the same sequence).

The unfavourable associations between dairy and acne haven’t been noticed with fermented dairy products, perhaps because the bacteria in fermented dairy use up IGF-1, leaving less for us to absorb. Through years of experience in treating skin we have noticed that whey protein in particular may encourage acne, since it is a strong promoter of insulin. A compound called betacellulin (which can be found in dairy foods) may increase skin cell division and decrease skin cell death – leading to worse acne.

Many studies link alcohol consumption to acne. GI (glycemic index) dysfunction & gluten acne is often correlated with GI tract dysfunction. Those with acne might be more likely to experience gastrointestinal problems like bloating and constipation. Gut health is often diminished when chronically stressed, leading to inflammation and potentially even a leaky gut. There may be a connection between wheat, gluten and acne (as well as between gluten and other skin conditions). Consider eliminating all sources of wheat and gluten from your diet for a month and see how this can cause a significant change to your skin.

You no longer have to live with unwanted skin conditions – book a free consultation with us today and we can help you begin a new acne-free life!

Treatment results

Before and after the Active Acne Treatment

Acne testimonials

My skin looks amazing without acne!

I am so pleased with the results of my course of treatment.
After an initial consultation with Josi she recommended a course of photo rejuvenation treatment and I went ahead, not really believing to be honest. But after my second session my skin started to change. My acne signs started to fade and my skin started to look much smoother with a natural glow. I am surprised with the results! Thank you Josi, I can’t be grateful enough.

Mary C.London
Best Acne Treatment ...

I have had acne for 10 years and tried everything, from contraceptive pills and countless acne creams. Nothing had solved my condition.
But when I saw Josi she went straight to the bottom of my problem and gave me a lot of advice on nutrition and diet even before we started my treatment.
I started taking the supplements and then started my photo rejuvenation treatments. I must say this was the best thing I could possibly do to save my skin, even the scars caused from many years of acne started to disappear. Josi is extremely knowledgeable and she knows skin.
I have spent so much money trying to solve my problem and now with only 8 sessions of IPL and Josi’s guidance my skin looks amazing, with no acne and no redness. I am so delighted with the results! I would definitely recommend Josi at La Pelle Clinic to anyone with acne.