Acne & Acne Scarring

What is acne?

Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition characterised by spots called blackheads, whiteheads and pustules which can appear on the face, back and chest. Although harmless they can cause much distress and sometimes they can cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pink acne marks) and indented scarring such as rolling scars and pick-axe scars.

Acne usually starts in puberty and tends to resolve by the early twenties. However, in some people, it can persist throughout their 30s and even 40s. Indeed some people who have never had spots and pimples in their youth may develop them in adulthood. Indeed, adult acne is increasingly common in the UK.

What causes acne?

There are a number of factors which can cause acne. Generally, acne is caused by the sebaceous glands producing too much oil. In addition, the dead skin cells lining the pores do not shed properly and clog up the follicles. Combined, these two factors create an ideal environment for the acne bacteria (P-acnes) that lives on the surface of the skin to multiply. This triggers inflammation and the formation of spots.

Acne is often hereditary but can also be a symptom of a hormone imbalance caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), stress or a poor diet.

What are the treatments?

At the Light Touch Clinic we offer several treatments that are very effective at controlling acne and reducing scarring. In addition, it is important that you have an effective skincare regime to regulate oil on the skin and aid the shedding of dead skin cells. Featured in the Mail Online, one of our most popular treatments for acne and acne scarring is INTRAcel. This treatment uses a combination of microneedling and radiofrequency to destroy acne bacteria, regulate sebaceous glands and repair scarred skin.

After INTRAcel *

For even better results, we may recommend combining an aesthetic treatment with advanced skincare for you to leave at home. In order to achieve the results below, our medical aesthetician combined Intracel with advanced at home skincare products  to help treat both the active lesions and remedy the residual scarring from previous breakouts. INTRAcel can be a truly life-changing treatment.

After Intracel And At Home Products
Introduced to the clinic in 2017, Tixel is another fantastic choice when it comes to treating acne. Using pure heat energy, Tixel delivers similar results to CO2 laser treatments but with significantly less discomfort and downtime. Tixel can be used to both treat active acne and remedy the scarring that it can leave behind.

Back in 2015, Natalie Geary won the Best Non-Surgical Makeover award at the MyFaceBodyAwards for her INTRAcel treatment on actress Aisling Knight. You can watch Aisling’s testimonial below.

  • DISCLAIMER: Everyone is unique. This means that sensitivity periods, treatment plans, treatment results and their longevity will vary from patient to patient. The information on this page is based on the average treatment experience. For more accurate information, you should make a consultation with one of our experts.
Award-winning INTRAcel combines fractional micro-needling and radio frequency heat energy to stimulate new tissue growth and collagen/elastin production.
Tixel uses pure heat energy to treat acne and improve the appearance of the scars it leaves behind.
The first step to great skin is great skin care, we can recommend and prescribe powerful formulas that build and maintain strong skin from the inside out.
Using phototherapy technology, Dermalux is ideal for killing bacteria that causes acne and other skin concerns while also promoting skin rejuvenation.

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Natalie is a natural in every way and knows how to make us all look natural. It truly is a pleasure to visit and I always leave feeling great. Thank you”



INTRAcel is an award-winning treatment and Dr Natalie’s favourite treatment! INTRAcel marries radiofrequency heat energy with microneedling to not only combat current lesions but to prevent further breakouts and clear up the scarring that acne leaves behind.
  • Disclaimer: patient results and treatment experiences may vary.
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