Saturday, 7 June 2014

My sk:n clinic consultation + treatment plan for scarring

If you read my blog regularly, you will know that I always mention hormonal breakouts on my jawline and neck. I also complain about all the scarring and redness around those areas and any marks left after occasional blemishes on the rest of my face. I didn't really want to take any pills or antibiotics to deal with my problem, so I waited patiently for my hormones to calm down and I think that my skin is finally at the stage when I can deal with all the damage. That's why I was absolutely ecstatic, when I was contacted by who invited me for a consultation at their Glasgow clinic and offered me a course of treatments I might need to get my skin back to normal. I was considering booking an appointment and treatments anyway, so the timing was absolutely perfect. I went for my first visit last Monday and I am happy to report that I decided to go ahead with the treatments.


First of all, the consultation is completely free and you simply book your appointment on the phone or fill in a form online to request a callback to arrange a suitable time. The staff at the Glasgow clinic were lovely and I was asked to take a seat and fill in a quick questionnaire, including all my details, some questions about my medical history, skin conditions/concerns and any treatments I am interested in.

After filling in the questionnaire, my nurse Angela took me to a treatment room, where she went through some of the questions again, in more detail. She also told me more about the treatments I was interested in and we discussed my current skincare regime etc. I wasn't sure what kind of peel/s I would need, but I didn't want them to be too strong. I was asked to lie down on a chair/bed and the nurse had a closer look at my skin with a bright light. She reassured me that my skin has a nice texture and that there isn't any serious damage that needs strong chemical peels and I was recommended a course of 6 glycolic acid peels and as far as I can remember, their strength will be 30%. There is no downtime, which really appealed to me and I will be able to get back to my normal life right after the treatments. I will be having each peel two weeks apart and I have been told that most of the scars and red marks I have on my face should be gone after the full course of treatments. Exciting!

The glycolic acid peels cost £80 each, but you can book more than one in advance and save some money with offers like 3 for 2 and 6 for 4. 


After the consultation, I was gifted some Sk:n products (suitable for my skin type) to take with me and I have been using them since Monday to prep my skin and protect it from the sun. 

The Exfoliating Facial Cleanser* (£24.75) is a gentle, cream formula with 3.3% glycolic acid and it leaves my skin soft and rejuvenated every time I use it. It smells lovely, feels very luxurious and doesn't leave a residue on my face. I can definitely feel the glycolic acid in it on any fresh breakouts, but it doesn't tingle or anything. It is a gorgeous formula.

The Anti Blemish Pore Refining Lotion* (£25.75) is incredible too and I can see the effects of it already. It makes my skin look clearer, reduces the size of pores and helps to prevent breakouts. At the moment, I am using it allover my face, but once my skin looks clearer, I will just use it on affected areas. A little goes a long way, so it's quite good value for money.

I was also advised to use SPF50 every day. It is something I already do anyway, but I was happy to try the Sk:n Sunscreen SPF 50* (£18.00) on my face. It isn't too heavy and it works well under makeup. I am trying to avoid being in the sun for too long, but it is always good to wear high SPF to protect the skin anyway. I don't want any of the scars going dark or becoming worse in the sun. I will be using this SPF post treatment as well. 

I must admit - I am really excited for my first treatment at my local Sk:n Clinic on Monday and I can't wait to share my results with you. I will be adding before and after pictures on the blog and I am hoping to have almost  flawless skin after my 6 glycolic acid peels. I am simply sick of wearing my hair down to cover the redness and scars and I don't want to wear high coverage foundation every time I go out of the house. I am lucky to have the centre of my face relatively clear so you can't really see any blemishes on my photos, but believe me - my profile ain't that nice :) I am trying to laugh about it etc, but it is quite depressing and I am not really used to having problems with my skin. I was blemish free most of my life and my hormones went crazy after I had a baby. Fingers crossed it all goes well and I can have my blemish free face back really soon.

Have you tried glycolic acid peels or other treatments at sknclinics?
Are you considering this kind of treatment? 

Sandra xo

*I am having complimentary treatments and I was kindly gifted all the products.



  1. Great post, I haven't actually tried/heard of any of the products from this brand before but I'll defo be checking out the range, I too suffer with scaring since I've started wearing SPF I've noticed the biggest difference, I have my eye on the Sk:n pigment corrector. Good luck with your treatments hope it goes well :D x

  2. Can't wait to hear and see the results! It's magical when you find a product range that works well for your skin as it either works or it really doesn't...

    Anyway, Great Post & Haaappy Spring!
    Hailes Hearts Fashion.

  3. Good great to see the results..x

  4. Recent I did Jessner Peels at It’s great for oil Reduction. Also enter deep into the pores and soften dirt and die cells that cause blackheads and blemishes.

  5. I've never tried any kind of treatment like that, and I've never heard of Sk:n, but it sounds like they know what they're doing! :) I'm excited to hear how you're finding the products after a longer time.

    x Anine


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