Therapeutic interventions

Therapeutic interventions are used to treat a wide range of conditions that impact personal, social lives and daily functioning.

Therapeutic interventions for Acne and Acne scars

Our experienced cosmetic therapists focus on finding the root cause of breakouts, combining in-clinic treatments with advice on home skincare routines to regain control of your skin. We can identify the type of acne you may be suffering from and recommend the best course of action.

At Charlestown Cosmetic Medicine, we provide a range of therapeutic treatments for acne and acne scars, including microdermabrasion, medical facials, laser therapy and skin needling.

We also stock state-of-the-art acne skincare products from Ultraceauticals.

What to expect?

  • Downtime: no
  • Pain: mild
  • Treatment time: 20-50min

What is Microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive skin treatment that exfoliates and removes dead skin, leaving you with clean, clear, bright and purified skin.

We use a combination of cosmetic ingredients, diamond-tipped microdermabrasion and vacuum suction.

Fortnightly to monthly treatments will help you to maintain control of your skin.



Micro-fine crystals are shot from a small tube onto your skin and simultaneously vacuumed up, working like a high-powered scrub. It leaves the skin feeling soft, smooth and looking radiant.

The procedure is relatively painless, it can feel like a gritty facial or a gentle tug on the skin.

What part of the body?

We commonly use microdermabrasion to treat acne and acne scars on the:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Jawline
  • Chest

Microdermabrasion can also be used on the hips, buttocks, abdomen and waistline to help improve the appearance of stretch marks

Why you do it

The effects of severe or persistent acne can lead to low self-esteem and self-confidence. But that doesn’t have to be the case. We can find the best treatment plan for your skin, so you can look and feel your best.


Microdermabrasion removes the damaged outer layers of your skin. This can help to:

  • Brighten your complexion
  • Reduce breakouts
  • Cleanse your skin
  • Even out your skin tone

Possible side effects

For a few days after microdermabrasion, you can expect to experience:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Skin peeling
  • A burning or stinging sensation
  • Increased sensitivity to light

Side effects tend not to last too long and you can cover any redness with makeup if you wish.

If you experience any pain or prolonged redness, this could be a sign of infection. Is this does occur, please contact Charlestown Cosmetic Medicine immediately.

People who take the acne medicine Isotretinoin (Roaccutane) will need to wait 6 months before having microdermabrasion. There is an increased risk of complications such as scarring. Microdermabrasion may not be suitable for people who scar easily or have cold sore breakouts.


After your microdermabrasion treatment you should:

  • Clean your face with a wet cloth and rehydrating toner to remove any dead skin cells left behind
  • Use a rich moisturiser for 4-6 days to prevent excessive peeling
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid scratching or picking at the treatment area
  • Avoid harsh chemicals, tanning, facial waxing, depilatory creams, electrolysis and laser treatments for at least 2 weeks

It’s important to avoid sunlight as much as possible for at least a week, and you must always use sun protection, even if it’s an overcast day. This will ensure the best possible results and reduce the risk of side effects.

Book a consultation at Charlestown Cosmetic Medicine

You don’t have to live with acne or acne scars forever. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation. We’ll discuss your concerns and offer tailored advice on the best treatments for your skin.

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