The Acne Treatment Experts

Try our non-surgical, 3 step process for quick acne removal.

Live a life free from acne and acne scarring.

Struggling with Acne? Fret not, The Women’s Clinic has a 3-Step Process to remove Acne and Acne Scarring.

Our 3-Step Process for Fighting Acne and Acne Scars

Our three-step process consists of a combination of IPL, Fractional Lasers, and Homecare:

Step 1


First, we take a skin scan, apply an anti-bacterial intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment and add an anaesthetic cream.

Step 2


Next, we perform our CO2RE fractional laser treatment.

Step 3


Finally, to prevent further skin issues, it is vital to implement the correct homecare plan (aka acne treatment products and fash wash).

The first treatment will improve the skin quality and refine it and start the actual production of healthier skin cells. Those with severe acne and acne scarring may require an additional treatment.

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Some questions about acne and acne scar treatment you may have

Why do we get acne and acne scars?
Acne is a common disease on the skin that is characterized by pimples on the face, chest, and back. We get acne when the pores of the skin are clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. There are different levels of acne that we deal with that affects people in different ways. Acne scars are a result of our blood supply being damaged so instead of the skin healing and looking normal, the blood supply is compromised and creates scar tissue instead. This results in holes in your skin that appears rough.
How do fractional lasers work?
At The Women’s Clinic we provide a professional and high quality service carried out by experienced laser and medical practitioners. During the consultation we will carry out a full skin assessment and photograph the client pre and post treatment to demonstrate the success of the skin treatments.


Depending on your specific requirements you will be given a treatment plan for all clinic treatments as well as skin care advice.

The CO2RE laser resurfacing treatment is always carried approximately 40 minutes after the application of an anaesthetic cream to ensure that the procedure is comfortable.

After the treatment cooling measures will be applied for approximately 10-15 minutes. The client will leave with an after care pack with post treatment instructions for products to be applied for the next 7-10 days. A personal contact number will also be supplied so you can contact us directly regarding further post treatment advice; we will also make a courtesy check up call within one week of your treatment to check on your progress. Finally a post treatment review is carried out at around two weeks.

What is CO2RE?
CO2RE is the latest generation fractional laser system that enables practitioners to treat the skin’s surface effectively and with excellent precision. It targets from superficial to deep dermal layers in addition to performing traditional CO2 resurfacing. The depth of the penetration of the laser beam depends on what is being treated and where.The multiple settings allow adjustment of the energy levels, depth and the fractional treatment of the area to be treated. CO2RE also has the ability to treat both superficial and deep layers of skin simultaneously whilst providing maximum precision and control of depth of ablation.

The treatment with CO2RE offers more resurfacing options compared to traditional laser ablation giving the best possible results.

With CO2RE laser skin resurfacing treatment, patients experience improvement in:

Skin tone and texture

Sun-damaged skin

Age spots

Fine lines and wrinkles

Facial and body scars

Acne and acne scarring

What is the CO2RE procedure like?
The procedure involves skin resurfacing with the use of a CO2 laser. First your skin will be cleaned of make up (if required), surface debris and excess of sebum. Then an anaesthetic cream will be applied to the treatment area to make the skin numb allowing for the procedure to be comfortable and virtually painless; sometimes some small discomfort may be experienced. Generally the time required for the treatment is determined by the surface of the treated area for example facial treatment can take as little as 20 minutes.
How many treatments does it take?
You will usually find a significant improvement after only one treatment. In the days after the treatment your skin will gradually look softer and smoother. Age spots will start getting lighter and skin texture will start showing signs of regeneration. The fibroblastic response will continue for several months post treatment but most will see a significant improvement within a month. This will then continue for 4-6 months. For more advanced signs of ageing such as deeper wrinkles, severe skin laxity and marked hyper pigmentation two or three treatments may be required to achieve the best result.
How long does the treatment last?
The results of fractional resurfacing are similar to those of surgical procedures lasting up to 5 years. However, it is recommended to have a light treatment each year in order to maintain the skin enhancing results by delaying the ageing process. There are factors that will determine how long you can expect the results to last such as your health, age and how well you care for your skin.
What happens after the procedure?
Immediately after the procedure you can expect a sensation similar to sunburn such as burning, some redness and swelling which may last up to several hours. These effects depend on the intensity and depth of the treatment. In the days following treatment you will experience skin tightening and peeling of dead skin from the treatment area. This is a natural exfoliation process that may last seven to ten days. A specialist after care pack is provided by the clinic along with useful skin care tips to prolong your results.
How much does it cost for the treatment?
The cost depends on the area and condition being treated and the intensity of the treatment. To achieve a desirable effect more than one treatment may be needed. The number of treatments may also depend to large extend on general skin condition, the patients lifestyle and amount of time available for recovery.

The full three-step treatment which includes the IPL laser treatment + the CO2RE fractional laser treatment + 6 months of acne treatment products aka the “homecare” costs £600 or £500 without the homecare. You will look younger and fresher with a quick recovery time.

Is CO2RE safe?
Yes. We will talk to you about your medical and skin history to minimize the potential for any negative reactions. However, the most positive impact of this treatment is how safe it is and that there is virtually no contraindications to treatment.
Why choose The Women's Clinic?
We have 22 years of experience. We have the most sophisticated and up to date medical lasers available.
What do you need to book an appointment?
We offer a free consultation. Simply fill out our contact form or give us a call on 0141 2222 503.

Please see our price list  for special offers on multiple treatments; please also contact the clinic to find out about any seasonal offers.

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The Women's Clinic

2nd Floor

Central Chambers

11 Bothwell St


G2 6LY


0141 2222 503

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Monday – Friday
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