Acne is an inflammatory skin condition that occurs when our hair follicles become blocked with dead skin cells, bacteria and excess sebum, an oily substance created by our sebaceous glands.
About this condition
This blockage results in blackheads, whiteheads, nodules or cysts forming. In teenagers acne is often associated with hormonal changes but acne can occur at any stage in life and is also commonly found in middle-aged women. It can also be hereditary and in more severe cases can result in acne scarring.
Acne may cause a loss of confidence or self-esteem, but it can usually be treated very effectively and we offer a range of treatment options that will be discussed with you at your consultation. These may include AQ GFIT, Dermalux, Hydrafacial, LED phototherapy, skin peels and Venus Versa, with recommendations made based on the type of acne and the severity of your individual condition.