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Acne and Acne Scarring

Although most common in adolescence, acne affects people of all ages. Learn about common causes of acne and acne scarring and how we can help smooth them over.

Acne is a common skin condition

Often thought of as a teenage skin condition, acne and acne scarring can also affect adults, causing pain and damaging self-confidence. If you’re getting more than the odd pimple or struggling with scarring from previous years, you should know that you’re not alone, and there are plenty of treatment options at your disposal when you’re ready to get your natural glow back.

Acne occurs when excess oil and dead skin cells block pores in the skin. That’s why people with naturally oily skin are typically more prone to acne than others, but there are many other contributing factors.

Genetics, largely expressed through Hormone levels are a significant contributor, which explains why many people with acne have a family history of the condition. It also explains why hormonal medications like birth control pills and corticosteroids are often prescribed as a treatment. Diet, lifestyle and skincare routine can also have a pronounced impact on the frequency and severity of acne breakouts.

If you have acne, scarring is a potential concern. This can occur as a result of squeezing or picking at pimples. Where the condition is severe it can be a natural side effect of deep cysts and lesions.

Left untreated, acne can get progressively worse and, depending on the severity, cause permanent scarring. That is why common advice is to resist touching, picking and squeezing at your skin. This can spread dirt and oil into your pores and make the concern worse. 

For mild cases of acne, at-home skin-clearing treatments like face washes and creams may be enough to keep symptoms at bay. Severe cases may need specialised treatments that combine in-clinic and at-home applications to reduce the discomfort and visible symptoms under control. 

Perhaps the most significant health risk associated with acne is the likelihood of associated mental health conditions. For example, depression and anxiety are fairly commonly reported amongst people with acne, especially in severe cases.

While it’s best to opt for mild treatment options where possible, many people with severe acne have found that over-the-counter treatments are not enough to prevent pimples or scarring. It’s important to note that you don’t need to have severe acne in order to seek professional help. 

You should consider treating acne as soon as it becomes detrimental to your sense of self and self-confidence.

Acne treatment options

Teens and adults of all ages can develop acne for a range of reasons. The good news is that there are many treatments options that can be tailored to your condition and skin type. Our careful assessment of your skin care goals and access to advanced skin assessment technology makes it easy to choose the best treatment and routine for your skin type. 


Acnelan Peel

Improve the appearance of acne, clogged pores, skin texture, and scarring.


Erbium Glass Laser

For soft, dewy, youthful skin.


Dual Yellow Laser

Banish blemishes.

Products to treat Acne and Acne Scarring

Buy purifying mousse by mesoestetic

Purifying mousse

$69.80 inc. GST

Buy post-peel 1% retinol concentrate by mesoestetic

Post peel 1% retinol concentrate

$198.00 inc. GST

Buy Acne One by Mesoestetic

Acne one

$89.00 inc. GST


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