Sonia Norman

Treatment of Acne or Spots

Sonia Norman in Cheltenham is able to treat and relieve problems with acne and spotty skin. This page highlights causes and things that can be done to help you.


Acne or spotty skin is distressing for anyone, but often is for teen skin. We get breakouts, spots, acne for a variety of reasons, sometimes being it can be product related,. Sonia sees lots of skin that is greasy and spotty but also dry and flaky in places.

This can be typical of using the wrong products, the moisturisers used can be thick and oil based, so cannot permeate through the cell membrane, causing blockages. Combined with a shop bought facial wash for oily skins, this can often strip the skin too much, creating a skin in a state of flux, being both dried out and over oily.

Different types of acne are pustular acne, where the spot is a pimple with a pus tip, or large solid lumps which are painful when touched (cystic lesions) black heads which are open blocked pores, or whiteheads.

Often acne is caused by hormone imbalance.

Skin Re-Balancing

So re-balancing the skin with the right products is really important as a starter. Sonia uses Clarifort range, which is amazing for re-balanced stressed, break-out skins. The products will help unblock pores and rebalance and hydrate, and help minimise bacteria, resulting in improved skin.

Acne Treatments

However even the best products used alone are often not enough for treating acne and breakouts and getting clear skin. The correct products will help hugely, but it is best to treat the causes, by unblocking the pores, treating the bacteria and reducing the excess sebum production.

That is done most effectively with the treatments of skin peels, glycolic acid home use, and also blue LED light therapy which kills the bacteria. Combination therapy!

One of my go to fixes for spotty greasy skins is the Cerepharma Salicylic peel, which really clarifies the spots by deep cleansing and unblocking the pores

As far as treatments go, sebaceous glands become blocked with excess sebum, whilst bacteria forms in the pores, gets trapped and more spots appear so it becomes a vicious circle. So a great treatment that is always amazing on clearing breakouts , is the salicylic acid skin peel as it is very effective at deep cleaning by dissolving the plugged pores and exfoliating away the dead skin cells, the acid is anti-inflammatory and helps regulate further breakouts. I see even better results with combination treatments.

So regular microdermabrasions and blue light therapy and, salicylic peels is an effective way to help.

Treatment with a blue light every 2 weeks, complimented with microdermabrasion monthly and peels every 6 weeks.

I would also recommend the take home products and Glycolic acid which helps skin cell turnover.


Sonia provides all treatments from her place in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, prices are indicated below.

  • Peels are £65.
  • Blue light therapy £30 as a stand alone, only £10 extra when added to a peel.
  • Microdermabrasion only £50.
  • Blue light only £10 extra for 30 mins when added to the microdermabrasion.

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I first discovered Sonia back in February of this year when she was recommended by a close family friend. I was really struggling with scarring, breakouts and blemishes on my skin and had been battling with them for years. I had tried every product and treatment out there but nothing seemed to work!

When I first booked an appointment and met with Sonia we sat in her lovely therapy room and discussed what was going on with my skin and why I was having reoccurring breakouts. Sonia explained everything really clearly and really helped me understand the science behind it all. At that moment we agreed to try a skin peel treatment on my face and Sonia explained the process before and as we went along. I can honestly say that the treatment was very much worth it! I started seeing a difference in my skin within the first couple of weeks. My skin looked more evenly toned, the blemishes had reduced and my complexion was looking a lot clearer. It wasn’t long before friends were noticing and starting to compliment how improved my skin looked which was a massive confidence boost!

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I’ve suffered, with hormonal Acne for years, I went to Sonia and she advised me what treatment was best for me and my skin has improved massively just after one treatment, can’t wait for my next facial, I would highly recommend, I’m only Sorry I didn’t go to Sonia sooner. Danielle

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My lovely client Jasmin is pleased with her now clear skin. All thanks to Clarifort skin products & skin peels

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