It is estimated that nearly 90% of us experience acne at some
point in our lives. Whether it is mild or severe and persistent, it
can have a substantial impact on our lives.
Although acne is most often associated with teenagers it is on
the increase in adults, many finding that their skin can develop
acneic symptoms later on in life even if they were not present when
they were younger.
All types of acne - blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and cysts -
can effect anyone at anytime.
The medical term for acne is acne vulgaris, and there are three
main causal factors:
• The over production of oil (sebum)
• The irregular loss of dead skin cells
• The build up of bacteria
Inflamed and infected pores can appear anywhere on the face,
neck, back and body and can result in bad scarring.
Traditional treatments have a variety of side effects and
sometimes require months to work, if indeed they work at all.
Topical creams and lotions have been known to cause redness and
irritation, oral antibiotics can cause stomach upset and light
Recommended acne treatments include:
• MPL Laser treatment
• LED light therapy
• Home care products
Q: Can my teenager receive treatment for
A: Yes. Teens under 18 need permission from a
guardian to have treatments.
Q: Do the treatments hurt?
A: There are a range of different therapies
available but none of the treatments cause pain, some may be a
little uncomfortable as acneic skin is already inflamed and can be