Adult Acne

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Treatment Options

At 111 Harley St., we’ll assess your type of acne through a skin diagnosis and will determine the causes to create a custom acne programme that will suit your needs.

Each case of acne is unique, and some types of acne will respond better to particular treatments or a combination approach.

If your acne has become cystic, you may decide to see your local GP before considering treatment. If other forms of oral treatment haven’t worked, a Dermatologist might advise an oral medication such as Isotretinoin/Roaccutane. However, these treatments carry risks and are not suitable for everyone’s needs, particularly if you might be pregnant or have other skin conditions.

Every acne treatment will usually include a professional extraction to remove the impurities as well as a recommended product prescription.

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The 4-mode microneedling system will benefit those that suffer from any form of acne scarring. The treatment uses nine different tips and single-needled handpieces to deliver shallow and deep treatments to precisely texturally improve the skin and stimulate the skin’s natural healing process overall.

Potenza can treat and improve all types of acne scarring that have been both persistent and stubborn on the skin and body. As the treatment triggers collagen and elastin production, this process helps smooth and improve texture, even skin and repair scars. The needle technology requires minimal downtime and in a fraction of the time, meaning this is the latest treatment for skin rejuvenation that can be done all year round.

The treatment will start with a thorough consultation where you will discuss the treatment, goals and expected results with our expert practitioners. We will then assess your skin and devise a suitable and bespoke acne programme utilising our Potenza treatment.

During the treatment, expect ultrafine needles to pass over the face or body with radiofrequency energy to trigger new collagen and elastin. The specialised ‘Tiger Tip’ technology comes at two different depths of treatment in one pass, reducing discomfort and treating more tissue simultaneously. Potenza also has a patented ‘cushion plus’ technology where collagen stimulators can be delivered with precise depth to release RF energy and help remodel scars and stimulate collagen overall.

This treatment is suitable for all skin types but works exceptionally well on those who suffer from acne, acne scarring, and texture concerns due to the skin condition.

Typically results can be seen immediately after, but the building of collagen and elastin can be expected to be seen anywhere between 4-6 weeks after treatment, with results lasting up to 18 weeks.

The microneedling tip is placed on the epidermis. The microneedles then penetrate the tissue at different depths for optimal results. They simultaneously use radiofrequency energy to be directly applied to the targeted area. As a result, collagen and elastin production begins post-treatment, with results seen even weeks after.



The non-fractional laser and vacuum treatment ClearSkin will benefit acne sufferers by removing clogged pores, as well as destroying bacteria. The treatment also reduces sebaceous activity to keep your skin oil-free for longer.

ClearSkin can treat all types of acne and is also suitable for acne scarring. As the treatment stimulates collagen renewal, it helps to regenerate the texture of the skin and repair scars.

Without downtime or side effects, ClearSkin purifies your skin and deeply cleanses it from the inside, leaving it looking clear and radiant.

The treatment will start with a consultation where we will discuss your treatment goals and determine the type and severity of your acne. Based on the assessment, we will devise a custom acne programme.

During the treatment, the nurse will use a hand-held device to make passes over the skin-this will follow with a gentle vacuum.

This treatment is suitable for all skin types. Clearskin works well for those who have acne-prone, or oily skin and large pores. We use this treatment for those with active acne and can treat acne scarring, but for those who no longer have acne and are looking to treat their scarring alone, they may benefit more so from iPixel.

Approximately 30 minutes.

The treatment addresses three primary causes of acne, including excess oils, dead skin cells (which block the pores and can stretch their lining) and bacteria. The laser penetrates and targets bacteria while minimising oil-producing activity. It’s a non-ablative laser and heats the dermal layer beneath the skin without damaging it.

Meanwhile, on the surface of the skin, the built-in vacuum technology sucks the debris, oils and dead skin cells from the pores. Due to ClearSkin’s collagen stimulating properties, it’s a treatment that is effective in reducing acne scarring too.

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Skin Peel

Skin Peels

Chemical skin peels work to treat acne by exfoliating and removing debris from the skin, helping to unblock pores while reducing oiliness at the same time.

A skin peel allows for healthy new skin cells to form in the place of the dead skin cells. They also help to reduce inflammatory pigmentation that may have been caused by acne scarring.

To treat acne effectively, you may require a number of peels over several months. The peels vary in strength and ingredients, and your practitioner will customise them to your needs.

The treatment begins with a consultation where your practitioner will assess your skin to decipher your skin conditions and the best course of treatment.

Certain peels like Cosmelan or Enerpeel may require skin preparation with the use of at-home products in the lead up to your appointment. Your practitioner will prescribe a list of recommended products that will be suitable for you or provide you with the appropriate preparation kit.

If we’re treating you with a Cosmelan peel, we’ll require you to use a prepping de-pigmentation kit before your initial treatment to prepare your skin for the peel.

During your treatment, your practitioner will double cleanse and prepare the skin by applying a barrier cream around sensitive areas and remove all sebum to aid penetration of the acids.

Following this, we will apply the peel of choice and leave it on for a few minutes before neutralising or removing the peel. A neutraliser will prevent the acid from working on the skin, whereas a removal wipe will leave the acid active on the skin to continue improving the complexion following treatment.

Chemical skin peels are suitable for anyone who is looking for overall skin rejuvenation and an improvement in skin tone and texture. Or, those who have:

  • Acne
  • Acne scars
  • Pigmentation and sun-spots
  • Mild actinic keratosis
  • Moderate wrinkles or fine lines
  • Rosacea
  • Large or open pores
  • Crepey skin

The duration of the treatment will depend on your custom needs. Some peels may be left on for longer, depending on your needs and tolerance to treatment. Typically, it’ll take around 30 minutes.

Chemical skin peels vary in strength and substance and are either superficial, medium or deep depending on your skin concerns and skin type.

The acids and other active compounds react with the skin and dissolve the outermost layers of the skin to reveal a fresher, clearer and brighter complexion. Chemical skin peels also promote collagen and elastin growth that will encourage the growth of healthier skin.

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Lightfinity Express Facial

Using LED light therapy, the Lightfinity Express facial can help treat acne with a combination approach. It’s a gentle and quick photofacial that is suitable for all skin types and pregnant women.

Blue light wavelengths have anti-bacterial properties and can reduce redness, while the red light stimulates collagen renewal and encourages the removal of debris and dirt.

Through altering biological skin cell activity, the treatment provides a healthier complexion and accelerates healing.

  • Acne scarring and other types of wounds
  • Dry and dull skin
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Rough texture
  • Inflammation and skin conditions like psoriasis and dermatitis
  • Hyperpigmentation and age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Acne
  • Stimulates collagen production to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Combats dullness
  • Increases hydration
  • Improves hyperpigmentation, age spots and sun damage
  • Reduces inflammation and symptoms of inflammatory skin conditions
  • Improves tone and texture of the skin
  • Improves acne scarring and accelerates wound healing
  • Boosts skin health
  • Eases muscle and joint pains and spasms
  • Reduces bacteria associated with acne

Celluma LED light therapy works to calm redness and inflammation by triggering the body’s natural repair mechanisms. The treatment promotes overall skin health by improving circulation and boosts your skincare regime by allowing greater absorption of skincare ingredients.

Phototherapy can alter biological activity to encourage skin cells to improve their performance and efficiency- this process can promote the body’s healing mechanisms to speed up tissue repair and fortify the skin’s epidermal barrier. In turn, this can improve inflammatory skin conditions (and their symptoms) like psoriasis and dermatitis.

LED light therapy can also kill acne bacteria to help reduce acne, while fibroblast activity synthesises collagen production to improve acne scars (and other wounds) and skin texture.

Approximately 1 hour.

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Clarity Facial

Clarity Facial

This gentle facial uses a combination of acne products, steaming, laser and extraction to treat the patient’s specific acne concerns. We often recommend this treatment as part of an ongoing acne programme to maintain results and manage acne symptoms.

The treatment helps to remove and dislodge blackheads and control oil production, as well as improving overall skin tone.

  • Enlarged pores
  • Oily skin
  • Rough skin texture
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Superficial pigmentation
  • Mild acne scars
  • Comedones and breakouts
  • Congested skin
  • Papules, pustules and nodules
  • Improves skin tone
  • Lightens post-inflammatory pigmentation
  • Removes impurities from pores
  • Exfoliates the skin
  • Helps to prevent future breakouts
  • Accelerates cellular renewal
  • Calms inflammation and redness
  • Improves acne scarring

The Clarity facial is a luxury, yet gentle acne-focused facial that addresses the patient’s specific concerns such as comedones or breakouts in a particular area. The skin is thoroughly cleansed to remove impurities and debris from the pores.

Using a tailored selection of 111SKIN acne-focused products, exfoliation ensues to dislodge blackheads and dead skin cells, and encourage cellular renewal for a brighter and clearer complexion.

Steaming helps to unclog pores further and soften blackheads, preventing infection, irritation and future breakouts.

Combining warm steam with massaging promotes the circulation of the skin to enhance radiance and reduce puffiness and sagging. Also, your practitioner will use extraction on stubborn congested areas.

With ongoing facials, the treatment can also improve the appearance of acne scars by stimulating collagen production.

Around 1 hour.

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    111 Harley St. are rated an average of 5 out of 5 based on 1198 reviews

    Potenza has worked great for me, I have purchased a second course as it has done more than just work on my scars from acne it’s toned and lifted my skin- especially around lower face 🙂


    Rachael has really help my skin over the years with acne and the marks it has on and off left behind. I highly recommend this clinic for their skills and advance machines. I have been to more local clinics/salons and never received the same level of aftercare and thought with treatments for my face.


    I am incredibly happy with the results from my first Potenza treatment with Rachael last month. My acne scars have already lightened in such a short space of time. Thank you


    I am thrilled with my results after 6/7 Potenza for my acne scarring! I have tried many things with no success. 111 HARLEY ST. GIVE THE BEST ADVICE. Rachael preformed all of my treatments and done all with great care. Thank you.

    Patrick Mc

    Potenza helped tremendously with my acne scars! Violeta is amazing at providing the treatment!

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