Acne Treatment London

The most effective acne solution for you and your skin.

  • We are a team of Consultant Dermatologists with extensive experience in treating acne
  • Our acne treatments are tailored to your specific skin type and condition
  • Our treatments are proven to achieve effective results

What is Acne

Acne is a skin condition that commonly presents with blackheads, whiteheads and other types of pimples on the skin. Although the face and neck are the main areas affected, acne can also occur on the back and chest. Acne usually starts at puberty with around 80% of people between 11 and 30 affected at some point. Some continue to have recurring episodes and are at risk of acne scars.

There is a common misconception that acne is difficult to treat. In fact, effective acne treatment can make a significant difference. If you are seeking private acne treatment, our Consultant Dermatologists provide a more thorough assessment and in-depth analysis of your skin than a typical skin clinic.


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Treating Acne

At our clinic, based within the state of the art  Harley Street Diagnostic Centre, our consultants will diagnose the type of acne you have and provide specialist acne treatments that will significantly reduce its appearance, leaving your skin looking and feeling clearer, fresher and rejuvenated.

What to expect from your Acne consultation

Consultations are conducted by one of our Consultant Dermatologists at our London clinic.

  • We will take your medical history, examine the affected areas and discuss your condition with you.
  • We will then discuss the treatment options and provide you with a bespoke treatment plan. All costs will be explained in detail, so you can ask all the questions you need before proceeding.

Recommended Acne treatments

The type of treatment you receive will depend on the outcome of the consultation. Whichever treatment you receive, it will help to minimise and control the causes and symptoms of your acne, including: anti-bacterial, anti-inflammation, reduction of excess oil and increased cell turnover.


The Aerolase Lightpod Neo and the Lynton Lasers Lumina (combined laser and IPL) are both effective for a variety of skin conditions including acne and acne scarring.

Chemical Peels  

At The Devonshire Clinic, we provide glycolic and salicylic acid skin peels that helps to reduce both oil production and inflammation, clearing any clogged pores and leaving your skin looking and feeling fresher and smoother.


An ideal treatment for those with sensitive skin. Microcrystals are laid across the surface of the skin, removing the skin cells in the top layer only, creating a vibrant, healthy glow once again.

Daily skincare regimes

The clinic provides a range of medical grade skin care products to suit all skin types and conditions. Having a daily skincare programme will not only improve your skin health and complexion but will also maximise the benefits of any in-clinic treatments you are having with us.


For those dealing with either moderate or severe acne, our dermatologists may prescribe oral or topical medication. This is on a case-by-case basis and will be discussed during your consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions Acne

The most effective treatment for red acne scars depends on whether they are raised scars (either hypertrophic or keloid). If they are raised, steroid injections in combination with a vascular laser can help. If they are red but not raised, vascular laser treatment may prove effective.

Acne treatment varies, depending on the type of scarring you have on your face. So, before deciding on which treatment to use, your dermatologist will identify whether you have atrophic (eg, ice pick, box or rolling) or hypertrophic (or raised bump) scarring.

Your dermatologist will treat each component of the scarring. The best treatment for deep acne scarring (eg, ice pick scars) is a technique known as punch excision, and your dermatologist might also advise you to have a combination of therapies.

Our consultant dermatologists at the Devonshire Clinic will examine your skin, discuss your medical history and how your acne affects your everyday life, and advise you on the best treatment available.

Ablative laser resurfacing therapy using either an erbium YAG, or pulsed and scanned, or continuous wave CO2 laser system produces the best results. However, non-ablative laser treatments, (eg fractional laser, Nd:YAG laser, and Diode lasers) that leave the top layer of skin undamaged are safer and have shorter recovery periods. At your appointment, your consultant dermatologist at The Devonshire Clinic will be able to advise you about the best option for your skin.

Laser treatment is permanent for acne scars, but you can get further scarring where new acne spots develop in the future. Keeping good control of your acne can help you avoid developing more scars and you’ll get the best results if you carefully follow the advice of your consultant dermatologist at The Devonshire Clinic.

Acne scarring is a common problem. It affects 1 in every 5 people who have had acne at some time in their lives. And there are good reasons for getting it treated, even though it’s not usually available on the NHS.

Facial scarring can significantly impact how you feel about yourself, so laser treatment can make a real difference to your self-esteem. It may be the best treatment for some acne scarring, but it isn’t always effective for deep ‘ice pick’ scars.

Our consultant dermatologists at The Devonshire Clinic will discuss your medical history, as well as the size, type and severity of your scars, to help you decide if laser treatment is right for you.

The cost of acne scar treatment varies, depending on the type of treatment and the severity of your scars. For an initial, in-person consultation with one of our dermatologists, our fee is from £300. For more information and to book an appointment, please contact our Appointments team.

The number of laser treatments you’ll need will vary, depending on the severity of your scars. Your consultant dermatologists at The Devonshire Clinic will help you to decide the number of laser treatments you’ll need to treat your scars. You’re likely to need more than one appointment to get the best results, particularly with non-ablative laser treatment.

Laser treatment is permanent for scars, but you can get further scarring when you have new acne spots. It can take more than one treatment to see an improvement, and there is no guarantee that any laser therapy will completely remove a scar, but it can certainly improve the appearance of your

Laser acne scar treatment is effective in helping your scarring become less noticeable. You should notice a decrease in raised scars, reduced pain and itching and an increased range of motion in places where your scars limit movement.

Laser treatment can leave scars, but it’s rare. Some people, for example those who have had radiotherapy in the past, are more likely to have scars than others. Laser treatment at The Devonshire Clinic is performed by highly skilled dermatologists using minimal thermal energy, so scarring/tissue injury is very unusual.

Laser treatment can reduce the appearance of acne scars, and it’s particularly effective at treating mild to moderate scarring. Although it doesn’t always show immediate improvements, it can help scars become less noticeable.

Laser or light treatment (also known as laser resurfacing or laser scar revision) is used to treat scarring. It can reduce redness and flatten scars. Light beams either remove scar tissue on the surface or create tiny holes in the skin (non-ablative laser treatment). This, in turn, stimulates collagen production. Following treatment, your body immediately starts making new, smoother skin.

Laser treatment is one of the most effective solutions for acne scars, but results vary from person to
person, and it isn’t suitable for everyone. There are two types:

  • Ablative laser treatment which uses lasers to remove an area of skin surrounding a scar. This
    results in a new and smoother patch of skin
  • Non-ablative laser treatment which uses lasers to boost the body’s production of new skin cells,
    leaving skin looking smoother

These treatments can also be supplemented by others, such as chemical peels and combination
radiofrequency/microneedling treatments, such as Vivace.

Yes, acne scars can come back after laser treatment. You may achieve long-lasting results from laser treatment, but you’ll likely need additional sessions once or twice a year. And it’s important to follow your dermatologist’s advice about on-going skin management to get the best results.

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Why use the Devonshire Clinic?

We know how profoundly acne can impact on the lives of those dealing with it. Where regular skin clinics can only offer limited assistance, we have the experience and specialist knowledge to introduce positive changes to you and your skin.

Our Consultant Dermatologists are experts in treating acne and provide the most advanced and comprehensive private acne treatment in London. Our team’s experience covers a wide range of specialities and innovative solutions. Whatever your individual needs, we can choose the specialist that is right for you.

Your acne is treatable. Working together, we can create a successful solution just for you. All you have to do is contact us today to arrange a consultation and start your journey towards clearer and healthier skin.

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