Acne treatments

Live better in better skin

About 80% of people are affected by acne at some point in their lives. Many think it’s something teenagers suffer from, but adult-onset acne is increasingly common. Although GPs and dermatologists can prescribe medications, if these aren’t successful, there’s little else the NHS can do. Fortunately, Riverbanks offers patients new hope in the form of breakthrough acne treatments that are minimally invasive and do wonders to improve acne scars and blemishes.

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Minimally invasive

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Improves and reduces acne scars & blemishes

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Less downtime

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Many treatment combinations available

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Always doctor-administered

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Prices from £90

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Overview

What acne treatments are available?

We offer a fantastic range of the latest and least invasive treatments for acne, including skin peels, laser therapies, microneedling, microdermabrasion, phototherapy and prescription acne creams. Our specialists will listen carefully to your symptoms and how they’re affecting you, before creating a bespoke treatment programme that best fits your needs, preferences and overall health. This programme will involve one or a combination of treatments.

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Benefits

Bespoke and doctor-administered

The fact that our acne treatment programmes are customised means you’ll only be offered treatments that are right for you and your overall wellness. It also means you’ll get treatments that are much more targeted to the type of acne you have, where it is, and how extensive it is. Your treatment programme will be created and administered by a doctor, who will have extensive knowledge of your condition, the treatments and medications you may already have tried, and the implications of any new treatments on your current health. All of our acne treatments are minimally invasive, with drastically reduced downtime, and designed to produce healthy and natural-looking results.

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Options

The right treatments for you

Skin peels are great for flushing out waste products. Microdermabrasion is brilliant at clearing blocked pores. Microneedling harnesses and encourages the natural power of the skin to regrow and repair itself. Phototherapy is proven to be effective at reducing redness. Laser therapies are great at removing the worst-affected outer skin layers to allow the tissue beneath to regenerate.

During your initial consultation, we will talk through these treatments and others that may be appropriate for you.

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Results

How will I feel?

How you feel will depend on the particular treatment or combination of treatments you’ve had. Overall, our acne treatments are designed to leave patients with minimal downtime. Most have a recovery period of a few days, or no recovery period at all. At the end of your treatment plan, you can be assured of a clearer, brighter and smoother complexion and increased confidence in how you look.

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Reviews

Patient Testimonials

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I came to Riverbanks Clinic regarding two issues I had: hyperpigmentation and adult acne. Sonal suggested Dermamelan Treatment as it would treat these two conditions in one go. It’s been two months since my Dermamelan treatment now. The results are excellent and exceeded my expectations! The dark patches/acne spots are gone, and my skin looks fresh and glowing. I did not apply any makeup foundation for the last two months because I didn’t need to! My skin looks like it has been “airbrushed”. I can genuinely say it was the best money I’ve spent in a long time. Sonal was very friendly, approachable and professional throughout the whole process. The aftercare was brilliant (which is very important to me). Sonal was always available to answer my questions and responded to all my emails the same day. Outstanding service. I would highly recommend the Riverbanks Clinic to my friends and family.

- AG

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I was plagued with acne from the age of 21 right the way through my 40s, I tried everything until one day Sonal said "why don't you try a retinol peel", she told me the after effects of the peel and me being me thought it would be similar to the fruit peels I had in the clinic. Well I was so wrong... it was so much more intense, my skin started to shed 3 days after the peel and my journey to better skin had started.

I had the skin peel about 2 years ago and use the whole range of skin better products and I have never looked back. My Skin is in the best condition it has ever been and I now go out without make up, without the feeling that everyone is looking at my bad skin. Now I think everyone is looking at my great skin!

I thought I would share my experience, as if I didn't listen to Sonal's advice I would still be struggling with acne.

- Reena K

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I am not one for pampering oneself, however skin problems forced me into addressing the need for some help. Riverbanks have proved to be a valuable choice. The staff are discreet yet friendly and very approachable. Finances are made easy with offers throughout the year on various treatments and I would certainly recommend Riverbanks to my friends highly.

- Jane, Harpenden

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I cannot even begin to thank you guys enough for the difference you’ve made in such a short space of time. The issues I’ve been having with my skin have affected my confidence in more ways than I could begin to explain. My skin is no longer covered in large, painful bumps. I’m so happy with the results so far. I am looking forward to being acne free!

- Danika, Instagram

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Everyone is so welcoming from the moment you walk in and the clinic itself is very clean and tidy. I have noticed a huge difference in my skin and other people are beginning to notice how clear it is looking too. I would definitely recommend Riverbanks to anyone who is looking for the same kind of treatment!

- Shannon McCann

Riverbanks’ Expertise

You’re in good hands

While there is no definitive cure for acne, our doctors are experts in this field and all of our acne treatments are clinically proven and effective. Because every patient has different needs and concerns, we create bespoke treatment plans and conduct regular progress reviews so that there is room for change along the way.

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Here at Riverbanks, we guarantee that we will listen to you and will only offer you medically sound treatments. The first step is to get your acne under control. Then your doctor will work to minimise or treat any scarring, completing your journey to better skin health.

DR RAVI JAIN

Medical Director

FAQS

Treatment Questions

  • What is the treatment used for? add_circle
    Acne treatments are used to improve the effects of acne, particularly acne scars.
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    Once your current acne scars are reduced or removed by our treatments, they won't return. However, acne is a chronic dermatological condition that requires maintenance, and our treatments are not a cure. Our aim is to manage it to more acceptable levels and reduce the appearance of scars. Our treatments won't stop new scars forming.
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    Our treatments are minimally invasive and where necessary we use local anaesthetic so that patients feel very little pain, if any.
  • When will I see results? add_circle
    This depends on the treatment. For example, with laser therapies, you should start to see results after 1 month when the new skin layers develop.

What now?

Your expert consultation

We're here to listen, understand and reassure. We always make sure our treatments are suitable for our patients and that our patients are suitable for our treatments. Before you book a treatment with us, we ask that you book a free, non-committal virtual consultation with our doctor or skin therapist so that we can discuss your condition and evaluate your medical history before inviting you for an in-clinic consultation.

You can book a virtual consultation on our booking page or by downloading our app. We look forward to virtually meeting you soon.

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