21St January 2021 | Spots

What are spots?

We often treat lumps and bumps on our skin in the same panicked way, without taking into consideration what our skin is trying to tell us, or what it needs. Different bumps are formed in different ways and have different symptoms and may need to be treated differently.


What causes Spots

As there are many reasons why lumps and bumps may occur, there are various symptoms associated with this skin concern:

Blackheads – Are extremely common form of mild acne which is easily identified by the dark colour of blemishes. Typically, persistent and difficult to shift, blackheads are usually found around the nose area, forehead or chin. Their strange colour is a result of the melanin in sebum oxidising as it is exposed to air and turning black.

Whiteheads – Are formed in a similar way to blackheads, excess sebum blocks pores and becomes mixed up with bacteria and dead skin cells. When this process happens underneath the skin, and spots aren’t often miniscule or completely invisible to the naked eye. These spots are usually found lurking around hairlines and on chin, although they can appear anywhere on the body.

Pustules – When pores become clogged with sebum and dead skin cells, sections of skin are sometimes caused to bulge, resulting in a pustule. Pustules are aptly named for the pus they contain as a result of an infection of a pore. When a pustule is caused by acne it will become hard and painful, when this process occurs a pustule becomes a cyst, and your acne becomes cystic acne. Pustules are usually white lumps encased in red skin, which can grow quite large and appear on any part of the body.

Cysts – Cysts are considered a more extreme form of acne than blackheads and whiteheads, and there are lots of different types of cysts. All cysts are essentially pockets of tissues that are filled with pus or other materials. They can be found anywhere on the body and can be inflamed, smooth, painless and also dark in colour.

Age Spots – Your skin is pigmented when you’ll notice flat, darkened patches of skin which are light brown to black in colour and can range in size from small dot to a much larger patch. These can be caused by sun exposure (also known as age spots), hormonal changes during pregnancy, or skin injury resulting from a bug bite, acne or cosmetic procedures. Generally darker skinned people are more prone to skin discolouration due to the higher amount of melanin in their skin, which is the pigment that determines their skin colour.

Acne Formation

Our Spots Treatment Options

Clinical Facials Treatments effectively reduce sebum gland activity using Janssen cosmetics. The innovative active substance system in the care product line for oily skin provides immediate and sustained help in combating spots, blackheads and enlarged pores. Find Out More. . .


Janssen Cosmetics pharmacy grade products are an ideal solution. Janssen cosmetics contain strong and pure ingredients to guarantee results in an environmentally safe way to care for skin without harming the natural balance and protection provided by the body. Our skin specialists at Laser Chic will gladly assist and advise on a plan for clear skin. Find Out More. . .


How To Prevent Spots

Prevention of skin growths isn’t always possible and depends upon the type of lump or bump. Once your practitioner has diagnosed the type of skin growth you have, they will also be able to advise whether there is anything to help prevent the condition recurring.

Adopting a thorough facial cleansing and skincare regime can help prevent breakouts if you suffer from spots, blemishes or acne, but it’s important to use the right products for your skin type.


What sort of results can I expect?

The treatments we have available are consistently effective at getting rid of spots. Prior to your procedure, our team of experts will work with you to design a personalised treatment plan to help you achieve the best results possible. 

Who can have this treatment?

Due to their non-invasive nature, the treatments offered by Laser Chic are suitable for virtually everyone. However, our team of experts will discuss any issues with you during your free consultation.

How do I know which procedure is right for me?

We offer a variety of treatments, which can be performed solo, or in combination, to achieve desired results. Our team of dedicated professionals will be able to determine which procedure is best for your skin during a private free consultation.

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