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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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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!

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Zone Out Colonic Hydrotherapy

After having FemiLift, I don’t have the worrying sense of urgency to go to the toilet as much, I feel much more in control, this treatment has changed my life for the better. I am amazed how easy and comfortable the whole process has been.



I’m absolutely thrilled by the 3D SkinLift. Having two children took its toll leaving loose skin on my stomach that I couldn’t get rid of. Even from my first session with 3DSkinLift I could see noticeable difference and now after a full course I’m feeling like my old self again.


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