We are thrilled to see that Fran’s results* from INTRAcel at the Light Touch Clinic have made it into the Mail Online. Her results are fantastic and her story highlights that acne doesn’t just affect teenagers.

You can read the full story here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3389147/Woman-acne-bad-washed-face-VINEGAR-lemon-juice-says-treatment-using-thousands-tiny-needles-finally-helped.html

What causes acne?

Acne is a very common skin condition which affects most people at some point in their life. Usually, it is experienced by teenagers and clears up for most by their early-twenties. However, for some people, acne never really clears up or they only start getting it in their twenties.

In short, acne is caused by blocked hair follicles, these are the holes in the skin which an individual hair grows out from.

These follicles can be blocked by the overproduction of sebum, this is a substance made by sebaceous glands that prevents the skin from drying out. Combined with dead skin cells, the excess sebum can plug the hair follicle, creating whiteheads and blackheads. These blocked follicles can become infected by the bacteria which lives on the skin which can create cysts and other nasty acne lesions.

Acne Explanation

More often than not acne is the result of hormonal changes. As testosterone levels increase during puberty, this is why many teenagers have acne. In addition, many women notice that they get acne during pregnancy or just before their period.

Furthermore, there is some evidence that acne can be genetic.

How does INTRAcel work?

INTRAcel is an innovative treatment which combines micro-needling with electrodes. This technique can disrupt the sebaceous glands, stopping them from producing too much oil – a major cause of acne. In addition, the heat energy can also kill the bacteria which thrives in inflamed acne.

INTRAcel also combats the damage left behind by acne as well as preventing further lesions. By traumatising the dermis, INTRAcel encourages the production of collagen and elastin which can reduce the appearance of scars.

If you would like more information about how INTRAcel at the Light Touch Clinic can help you, please contact us on 01932 849552