Acne Prone Skin

Acne-prone skin refers to a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting the pilosebaceous unit.  The clinical manifestations involves the interaction of several host factors, including the stimulation of sebaceous glands, dysbiosis of the pilosebaceous follicle microbiome, and cellular immune responses. Other factors such as genetics and diet may also influence the development and progression of the skin condition.

The progression of microcomedones into other types of blemishes has been theorized to involve the following 4 primary events:

  • Increased sebum production (seborrhea)
  • Follicular hyperkeratinization
  • C acnes proliferation
  • Inflammation

The pHformula A.C. solutions are specifically formulated improve a variety of skin concerns, including imperfections, excess sebum, enlarged pores, uneven skin texture and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.  The A.C. solutions penetrate in the skin to assist in clearing skin blemishes and provide an antimicrobial activity in acne-prone skin.  The solution offers soothing benefits along with a strong keratolytic action to help normalise oily skin.


Chronic Redness

Chronic redness associates an inflammation. Features such as the expansion of blood vessels (vasodilation), increase in blood flow, capillary permeability, and migration of neutrophils into the affected tissue through the capillary wall are shown as well as clinical signs such as constant skin redness. It can be caused by multiple factors and affect people of all skin types.

The pHformula C.R. complexes are specifically formulated as an active resurfacing treatment for skin showing typical signs of redness and they are suitable for sensitive and rosacea-prone skin. The multifunctional ingredients of the C.R. complexes offers redness reduction and skin restoration reinforcing the skin barrier integrity.



Hyperpigmentation of the skin is a common dermatological condition in which the color of the skin generally becomes darker. Skin pigmentation and coloration are governed by the processes involving the production of the skin pigment called melanin produced by melanocytes in various layers of skin. Thus, alterations in melanocyte production or distribution of melanin result in skin hyperpigmentation disorders.


The M.E.L.A skin resurfacing system is a powerful blend of active ingredients uniquely formulated in a clay base which assists in the even and rapid penetration of the ingredients. Contributes to improve the appearance of dark spots in all skin types. The pHformula M.E.L.A. powerclays™ are specifically formulated to help improve a variety of hyperpigmentation disorders. They are designed to contribute in reducing the accumulation of epidermally located

Pigmentation Removal

Pigmented lesions such as age spots or freckles can be successfully lightened or removed with IPL treatment from Skin Bar. All of these treatments are non-invasive, suitable for both the face and body, and will result in a more even skin tone.

The results and the length of treatment required depend on the nature of the pigmentation but for example, a simple birth mark or over freckled nose could be removed in around 3-4 sessions of IPL treatment. On your initial consultation we will be able to advise on the treatment. If you agree to treatment you will be required to take a patch test before starting your treatment.

IPL Treatment

The AW3® treatment works by directing well-controlled pulses of light into the upper skin layer. The light is absorbed by two of the body’s own natural chemicals – melanin in the pigmented areas and haemoglobin in the red blood. Both these pigments convert the light energy into heat. This heat is used to destroy the parts of the cells in which the melanin is stored, and to damage the walls of the vessels supplying blood to the areas where vascular damage is seen. This technique has the name “Selective Photo thermolysis”.

The AW3® system produces visible light which is carefully controlled to produce the correct pulse length and right amount of energy to destroy the targets without damaging surrounding tissues.

Skin Rejuvenation using the AW3® system will treat diffuse redness and pigmented disorders caused by sun-damage and also improve the skin texture. AW3® Rejuvenation procedure will additionally treat larger (individually visible vessels) telangiectasias.

Photo Rejuvenation and Skin Rejuvenation are very quick and simple procedures that will allow you to get on with your daily routines. These treatments are aimed at repairing sun-damage found on the face, neck chest and hands.

Skin Bars IPL and Laser Clinic operate only the latest technology and use the AW3 Flash 1 Plus from Allwhite Laser AW3®