Acne & Scarring

Acne is a common skin condition that affects most individuals at some point in their lives. If you feel like you’ve tried everything and had no relief, book a consultation with one of our doctors today.


Acne symptoms commonly present on the face, neck, back and chest and typically present with a mixture of the below symptoms:

  • Oily skin
  • Blackheads (open comedones)
  • Whiteheads (closed comedones)
  • Red spots (papules)
  • Pus-filled pimples
  • Boil-like spots (cysts)
  • Deeper bumps (nodules)
  • Hot or tender skin
  • Scarring and pigmentation

Acne can leave scars, marks and pigmentation on the skin, particularly in the presence of nodules and cysts.

A symptom which isn’t talked about very much is the effect of acne on mood and self-esteem. Many studies have shown acne has a negative impact on psychosocial health. You should always speak to your doctor as soon as possible if acne is impacting on your mental health.


The causes of acne are multifactorial:

  • Excess oil (sebum) on the skin
  • Dead skin cells building up and blocking pores in the skin
  • Excess oil on the skin creates the perfect environment for normal skin bacteria to multiply, and cause inflammation and symptoms of acne.
  • Hormones and hormone disorders
  • Medications which effect hormone levels in your body e.g. the oral contraceptive pill
  • Diet
  • Genetics
  • Lifestyle factors – e.g. stress, skincare products, regular mask wearing


Following a consultation, your aesthetic doctor will discuss a personalised plan to treat your acne and to help you maintain results long-term.

Medical Skincare: The foundation of any acne treatment plan is medical skincare. Skincare is used to provide long-term relief from acne symptoms.

Skin Peels: Peels are used to provide relief from acne symptoms and to treat textural damage to the skin caused by acne itself.

Microneedling: An FDA approved treatment for acne scarring and treatment of mild acne. It’s great for improving scarring and pigmentation as a result of acne.

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