Acne: Types, Causes and Treatments

Acne Treatments

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions that affects around 80% of people between the ages of 11 and 30. It is usually developed most commonly during puberty which is why Acne is mistaken for a teenage skin issue but there has been a staggering increase in the amount of adult acne cases over the last few years.

Now in popular culture, Celebrities have become more prone to discuss their skin issues. In a recent article by Seventeen, 32 celebrities have opened up about their skin issues, embracing the insecurities and flaws of acne. Portraying these real self positive images that don’t airbrush and mask the real struggle of Acne and Blemishes, the stigma surrounding Acne has decreased the more we discuss it.

While hormonal changes and imbalances is the most common reason for developing acne, lifestyle factors can have a lasting effects on skin issues as well. These include, diet, lifestyle and cosmetics that can all affect the skins condition. It’s important to take care of yourself in regards to a healthy diet, and avoidable stress to keep yourself feeling and look great.

There are 4 grades of Acne and the way it presents itself depending on severity of the skin issue:

Grade 1: Mild Acne
  • Blackheads, white heads, Oily and Spot prone T-Zone
  • No inflammation or redness
Grade 2: Moderate Acne
  • Larger number of blackheads and white heads
  • Blemishes affect the entire face
  • Inflammation and red bumps can occur
Grade 3: Severe Acne
  • Blemishes and inflammation occur in large quantity areas rather than single pores
  • Breeding areas cause spots to multiply causing pustules
Grade 4: Cystic Acne
  • Most serious form of Acne
  • Causes scarring
  • This can spread across the body not just the face
  • Painful and sore cysts and spots


At Evolve Medical, we offer different acne treatment options that are bespoke per individual depending on what it is that is your main concern. We offer skin consultations at the clinic where you’ll receive honest and genuine advice and the best recommended course of treatment for your skin worries. Two treatments that are popular with patients with Acne struggles is the HydraFacial and Microneedling.


HydraFacial is the best course of treatment when clogged pores is the main issue with someones Acne. The extraction stage of the treatment helps to clear these blackheads and the debris that has formulated under the skin. A vortex-extraction nozzle is used to perform the extractions, and it’s a device that is very similar to a vacuum. This is where you can visibly see the results of the HydraFacial and what has been extracted from your skin in a chamber. It detoxifies the skin, removes dead skin cells, extracts any debris and provides long lasting hydration and essential nutrient support to protect and rebuilds collagen levels.

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Micro-needlimng is best for Acne suffers that have chronic issues with Acne that has left them with visible scars. This is a minimally invasive treatment to rejuvenate the skin.

The skin treatment of choice for a brighter, smoother, youthful complexion. Raffine is safe, effective and suitable for all skin types. It can be used all over the face and body to stimulate the natural production of new collagen and elastin from the fine needles that that create tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, thereby smoothing scars in just a few short treatments. This improves texture, firmness, reduction in scars, pore size and stretch marks.

Check out a blog post posted on Glamour, regarding how this treatment transformed a bride’s skin.

For more information on acne treatments at the Lounge, or to book in for a skin consultation call us on 0113 257 6701, book online or download our app from the app store.