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How Much Does It Really Cost to Treat Acne?

Updated: May 9, 2023

How much does acne treatment cost?

This is one of the first questions any skin treatment shopper might have when it comes to treating acne, and with good reason. With so many options available and some more suited to your skin than others, it can get confusing very quickly.


The truth is that this is a very difficult question to answer without a consultation with a professional. Especially when you consider that acne is incurable and rather controlled with the right care to significantly reduce its appearance. A skin analysis can help to determine the best treatment for your skin, but you might want to get a rough idea of what to expect before booking a consultation. In that case, it will help you to look at some real results from some of our clients.


Carry on reading to get an idea of what acne could cost you to treat, with some real-life case studies.


Mild Acne

Acne Treatment | A close-up  image of a person's cheek before and after acne treatment.

You may have mild acne if you have breakouts that occur frequently, even if they consist of only a few whiteheads or blackheads. You may also notice a longer-term effect from treatment for mild acne.


This client, R, is an example of that, with a little extra spend for treating scarring and skin texture concerns. Over the course of 6 months, R managed to control her mild acne at a total cost of £1274 (£212.30/month):


Acne Treatment | A close-up  image of a person's lower face before and after acne treatment.

R has had 3 maintenance treatments in the 11 months since the first photos were taken. The cost for these treatments was £540, and she now looks like this.



Moderate Acne

Acne Treatment | A close-up  image of a person's temple area before and after acne treatment.

You could have moderate acne when frequent breakouts are more widespread and come with some papules and pustules. M struggled with moderate acne right through his teenage years into adulthood. It took 6 months to achieve this result, at a total cost of £1406 (£234.33/month):

  • 4 Deep Cleansing facials (£100 per session)

  • 2 Alumier Peels (£90 per session)

  • 1 Green Peel (£130 per session)

  • 1 iPixel Laser Resurfacing (£400 per session)

  • Home skincare products (£296)

Severe Acne

Acne Treatment | A close-up  image of a person's cheek before and after acne treatment.

When there are many inflamed papules and pustules and the face is largely covered in whiteheads and blackheads, you are likely dealing with severe acne. Severe acne can be controlled, though it may seem daunting at first, it just needs more time and care.


J achieved her result in 16 months. It was a gradual process that required commitment to consistent almost monthly visits, at a total cost of £2770 (£173.13/month):

  • 10 Deep Cleansing Facials (£100 per session)

  • 8 Green Peels (£130 per session)

  • 1 Alumier Peel (£90 per session)

  • Skincare products (£400)

Active Acne with Scarring

Acne Treatment | A side profile picture of a woman with active acne on her cheeks

If you're suffering from acne, or have in the past, it's possible that you'll have some degree of scarring.


Scarring usually happens when acne spots burst, most likely with papules, pustules, or cysts. This is why you are strongly advised against picking your skin, to avoid scarring where possible. Even if you avoid picking your skin, you may still have some scarring as a result of acne.


Scarring can sometimes be even more difficult to manage than regular acne when it is deep and requires significant dedication and consistency for a full result.

Acne Treatment | A side profile picture of a woman after receiving acne treatment.

L first came to us 3 years ago with active acne as well as scarring on her cheeks. On top of that, she wanted to improve skin health, quality, and texture. To achieve this full result the total cost was £7207.5 across 3 years. Around half of the cost was directly related to acne and scarring and £747.50 for skincare products.


Again, these numbers are not exact quotes, but they can certainly be used as estimates for what you could expect to pay for a good result. Of course, this can't beat a professional assessment, but hopefully, you've got a better idea of what to expect with treating acne when you do have your consultation! Please contact us below if you need some more information, and we'll be in touch to discuss your condition and what you could expect from the treatment and how much it could cost.







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