Treatment information and recommendations

What is a acne?

Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It typically manifests as pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, or nodules, and can appear on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms.

what causes acne?

Excess Oil Production

Sebaceous glands in the skin produce an oily substance called sebum. Excessive sebum production can lead to clogged pores and acne formation.

Dead Skin Cells

Skin cells shed regularly, but in individuals with acne-prone skin, these cells may not shed properly and can accumulate within hair follicles, contributing to blockages


Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is a type of bacteria that lives on the skin and can multiply within clogged pores, leading to inflammation and the formation of acne lesions.

Hormonal Changes

Fluctuations in hormone levels, such as those occurring during puberty, menstrual cycles, pregnancy, and hormonal disorders, can stimulate sebum production and contribute to acne development.


There is a genetic component to acne, meaning that individuals with a family history of acne may be more predisposed to developing the condition.

How can Acne be effectively treated?

Gentle Cleansing

Wash your face twice daily with a gentle cleanser to remove excess oil, dirt, and dead skin cells. Avoid harsh scrubbing or overwashing, as this can irritate the skin and worsen acne.

Topical Treatments

Over-the-counter topical treatments containing ingredients like benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, retinoids, or sulfur can help unclog pores, reduce inflammation, and prevent new acne lesions. Apply these treatments as directed, starting with lower strengths to minimize irritation.


Use a non-comedogenic moisturiser to keep the skin hydrated without clogging pores. Moisturizing is essential, even if you have oily or acne-prone skin, as some acne treatments can be drying.

Healthy Diet

Maintain a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Limit intake of high-glycemic foods, sugary snacks, and dairy products, as these may exacerbate acne in some individuals.

Personalized Approach

Acne treatment should be tailored to your individual skin type, concerns, and medical history. Work closely with your dermatologist to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and goals.

Our recommended treatments for acne

Chemical peels

IPL skin clearing laser

Medical grade skincare