Acne & Oily Skin 

The skin is the body's biggest organ, and we all know that how your skin looks affects your mood, confidence and overall sense of wellbeing. Acne is a skin condition which impacts both mood and confidence, but treatments are available to alleviate many of acne's symptoms. At Nova Clinic London, our trained experts talk to clients about the different types of treatment on offer, depending on skin type and acne severity. 

What causes acne? 

Acne consists of spots like whiteheads, blackheads and cysts which reoccur on a long-term basis. Research suggests that the condition is caused by a sensitivity to androgen hormones - the main one being testosterone. Hormonal imbalances that can lead to acne include polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women and thyroid imbalances. Teenagers going through puberty are also likely to go through a bout of acne as hormone levels adjust. When hormones become out of balance, sebum production can increase - which leads to more oily and acne-prone skin. 

While acne itself is often a result of hormonal changes or imbalances, maintaining a good skincare regime can avoid dirt building up and therefore can result in fewer acne outbreaks. In order to reduce the likelihood of acne cysts or deep cuts becoming scarred tissue, keep the affected area clean and try not to squeeze pimples - as this often results in the infection going deeper into the dermis. 

Acne Treatments at Nova 

Nova’s skin therapists have a variety of treatments successful at treating varying degrees of acne and improving skin health to prevent future outbreaks. Our most commonly prescribed acne treatments are skin peels , which work by drying out excess oils and killing off bacteria deep underneath the skin. We also have a range of facials, laser treatments and LED light treatments which work to calm acne prone skin and kill breakout causing bacteria

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Microdermabrasion revitalises by polishing the skin of its dead outer layers, and stimulating skin renewal, to reveal fresher more youthful skin. Microdermabrasion is ideal for city worn, congested and tired skin, and is a great way to improve the appearance of a range of skin concerns.

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Revitalising peels to tackle dull complexion, aging, pigmentation, and acne. Delivered by our experienced Aesthetic Skin Therapists and tailored to your skin, these exfoliating treatments smooth, brightening and clarify the appearance of skin.

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Achieve radiant glowing skin and replenish your skin’s resources with a hydrating and stimulating Oxygen facial. Delivering vital ingredients deep into the skin the Oxygen Facial is the prefect pre-party treatment with results lasting beyond.

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Greenwich Address

3 College Approach,  Greenwich, London SE10 9HY020 8293 1070

We’re just a couple of steps away from Cutty Sark DLR Station, and 7 mins walk from Greenwich National Rail services. 

Public parking spaces are available in the Cutty Sark Gardens, close to M&S.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Harley St Address

10 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PF0207 205 4077

Close to Bond Street Station, Oxford CIrcus Station and Regent's Park Station

Public parking spaces are available in the streets around  the clinic

Hours of Operation

  • Monday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed

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