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Common Causes of Acne & Symptoms

Acne causes and treatments that are suitable should be specifically tailored to your needs. Acne is a common skin condition that results in the appearance of unsightly spots and unbalanced skin. This condition can cause redness, inflammation, and even make the skin hot to the touch. Acne most commonly occurs on the face, however, many of acne suffers experience it on the back or chest area. The condition most commonly affects teenagers, however, it can persist long into adulthood. Understanding the common causes of acne can help prevent, control and reduce the frequency of breakouts, as well as choosing the best acne treatment for you.

Acne can be triggered when certain hormones cause the sebaceous glands in your skin to produce too much oil. This excess oil causes normally harmless bacteria to flare up, resulting in skin inflammation and spots. During an acne outbreak, the lining of the hair follicle can become thicker, causing blocked pores. Your acne causes and treatment options available can be discussed during a complimentary consultation with one of our professional Dermatologists.

All treatments are tailored to the individual and personal experiences and results may vary. We recommend a one to one consultation with our Treatment Coordinators to discuss your treatment options.

Acne treatments at EF Medispa London

How to treat acne

EF MEDISPA can help you understand your acne causes and treatments available to you, with a huge variety of acne treatments that can be tailored according to your specific skin’s needs.


Healing light therapy facials helps calm the skin and address common causes of acne. It replenishes and revives the skin, leaving you with a glowing complexion. 


Advanced three-step acne peel that helps improve skin texture and smooth acne prone skin. This cleansing, exfoliating peel calms and protects the


Minimally invasive microneedling technique to help restore skin damage. This treatment encourages collagen and elastin production for a smooth skin texture.


Microscopic needling treatment that can help to promote skin rejuvenation whilst working with growth factor-rich serum.


Advanced Laser treatment to help reduce common causes of acne and acne scarring, targeting the skin’s surface.


Aurora Intense Pulsed Light technology to regenerate collagen and treat acne-prone skin. This precise, targeted treatment encourages the skin to


Bespoke facial peels to target acne-prone skin and encourage collagen production. Can be used to address a wide variety of skin concerns.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should you avoid?

If you are suffering from acne, it is very important to resist the temptation to squeeze your spots, as this might aggravate them. Try to avoid strong products and very hot or very cold water, as these are also likely to make an outbreak worse; use lukewarm water with a mild cleansing product instead. No matter what your acne causes and treatments you choose, avoid over cleansing the affected areas and make sure you get professional advice when choosing your makeup products. Finally, removing your makeup completely before you go to bed and following a consistent skincare regime is crucial to get your healthy and balanced complexion back.

Can I get rid of acne scarring?

Yes, the appearance of all types of acne scarring can be reduced with laser and microneedling treatments which stimulates the production of collagen to promote natural skin-healing. Other ways of dealing with acne causes and treatments for acne are also effective at treating acne scarring, including light treatments and chemical peels.


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After suffering with severe digestive problems for many years, I decided to book a course of hydrotherapy treats at EE Medispa in Chelsea. Having never had this treatment I was quite nervous but the staff and my practitioner Victoria made the whole process very comfortable. I have now been seeing Victoria for regular sessions for about two months and I can honestly say it has changed my life. I have completely changed my diet and the process of detoxification has helped me eliminate everything that was causing me to feel so unwell for many years. I would highly recommend this service to anyone with digestive issues. I am now on my second course of treatments and continue to see great results. This is one of the best investments in my health I have ever made. Thank you so much Victoria! : )

Ambi Jane

Colonic Irrigation

The Zone Out treatment was fantastic, it relaxed my mind and body, clearing my head of all that “London” stress … Victoria, the Hydrotherapist was incredibly knowledgeable and informative; above all making me feel at ease …I can’t wait to come back again!

Jennifer Burton

Zone Out Colonic Hydrotherapy

I had Zone Out Colonic Hydrotherapy. I was immediately at ease with Victoria, she was both friendly and professional. I wasn't sure what to expect with this treatment but within a few minutes of it starting I was already in an extremely relaxed, almost meditative state. It was like being transported into a zone between asleep and awake where you are totally at calm - thoughts can enter your mind but you just let them float away. Afterwards I felt as though I had been asleep for a hours, I was relaxed but also rejuvenated. I would highly recommend trying this!

Matilda Napier

Zone Out Colonic Hydrotherapy

I had the Colonic; Victoria thoroughly explained every part of the procedure, which made for a relaxing experience. I can’t wait to come back again!

Camilla Pryce

Colonic Irrigation

Victoria floats in, complete with bangles and maxiskirt, far from the overall-clad dominatrix I had envisaged. The consultation and treatment explanation are extensive but reassuring and by the time I am gowned up on the bed, I’d honestly trust her with my life. The process is much more civilised than you’d think. Within four sessions, my eyes are brighter, my skin is clearer and I have the energy of a five-year old on a sugar high. The difference is astounding.”

Jessica Hough - Marie Claire Beauty

Colonic Irrigation

It felt GREAT. I’m booking my second visit already.

Lucy Gornall - Fit & Well magazine

Colonic Irrigation

Victoria is incredibly nice about what must be one of the world’s least appealing jobs…I feel so slim, spritely and ready for a dance with John Travolta

Imogen Edward-Jones - Get The Gloss

Colonic Irrigation

I really can't tell you how much better my tummy feels today, like a real weight has been lifted. She is a fantastic therapist, and incredibly knowledgeable.

Vogue Beauty Blog

Colonic Irrigation

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