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Acne is usually thought of as a common teenage problem – 80% of 11-30 year olds will be affected. However, unfortunately we see many people in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s who also suffer from acne.

skin anatomy

Acne is a condition that causes spots to develop on the skin, usually on the face, back and chest. These can range from mild blackheads and whiteheads to in the worst cases pus-filled pustules and cysts, which can be inflamed, angry and painful. This severe form of acne can unfortunately be quite long lasting and can lead to scarring.

Areas of pigmentation can also follow after inflammatory spots such as those caused by acne, and this occurs more commonly in darker skin types.

Why Acne Occurs

  • Glands in the skin begin to produce excessive amounts of an oily substance known as sebum (this can be triggered by hormonal changes during puberty)
  • The excess sebum blocks tiny hair follicles, causing blackheads and whiteheads
  • Bacteria that live on the skin can then infect a blocked follicle, causing inflammation, spots and pus-filled cysts
  • Acne tends to run in families. It can be triggered by hormonal changes such as puberty, menstrual cycle or pregnancy)
  • Keeping the skin clean is important to prevent new spots developing
  • Severe acne can cause lasting damage to the skin, so it is recommended to seek professional advice

Acne Treatment

There are effective treatments available which reduce and prevent the activity of the acne in order to stop the severe inflammation and pigmentation.

Mulberry House Clinic in Northamptonshire offer a range of treatments that address the underlying problems of blocked pores, excessive oiliness, and inflammation / infection, whilst at the same time improving the overall texture and resilience of your skin.

Acne Treatments to Consider:


Sebum, Oil and Sebaceous Glands – Skin Treatment Doctor Explains

Service Type
Acne Treatment, Doctor Clinic
Provider Name
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre
Acne doctor treatments that address the problems of blocked pores, excessive oiliness, and inflammation / infection, also improving the texture of your skin.