Acne is a very common skin condition characterized by comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and puss-filled spots. Acne can start during puberty but can vary in severity between individuals, ranging from a few spots on the face, neck and back to a more significant problem which can persist and result in scarring.

Acne can also develop in a person’s late twenties or thirties and despite the sufferer’s age the appearance and effects of acne can affect confidence and lead to low self-esteem.

Before and after pic of phototherapy treatment for acne

Causes of Acne

  • The oil producing glands of people who typically get acne are particularly sensitive to levels of certain hormones.
  • The glands produce excess oil.
  • The dead skin lining the pores is not shed properly and clogs up follicles.
  • The combination of these two effects results in the formation of blackheads and whiteheads.
  • The acne bacterium lives on everyone’s skin but in those prone to acne the build-up of oil creates an ideal environment for bacterium to multiply.
  • This triggers inflammation and leads to red, pus-filled spots.

Acne can also be caused by other factors e.g as a side-effect of certain medication like the contraceptive pill.

Treating acne

Currently the treatments available for acne are very effective in preventing the formation of new spots but it is always important to make an appointment with your own GP, particularly if over the counter products prove to be unhelpful.

Acne – Skin Revival Recommends

To treat acne, Skin Revival recommends a course of treatments using Dermalux LED Phototherapy which uses visible blue light at 415nm (outside of the UV range). This is clinically proven to kill acne bacteria and is very safe for treating all types of acne and problem skin.

In addition to phototherapy, sessions of Diamond Microdermabrasion and/or Glycolic peels may improve the outcome.

Skin Revival offer a special anti-acne package, click here to view our packages.

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