Acne is caused by an oversensitivity of the sebaceous glands to male hormones in the body, resulting in excess production of sebum. This, together with increased keratinisation around the opening of the sebaceous gland, results in closed whiteheads or open blackheads that lead to bacterial acne inflammation. If these spots are not removed in time, they burst and leave behind red pimples, pustules and lumps that can cause permanent scars. There are different kinds of acne, for example: adolescent acne, blackhead acne, acne medicamentosa, skin picking acne and adult acne.
We treat acne with topical products, specific medical acne clearing procedures or with additional medication.