Acne Treatments

acne treatments


Don’t let acne hold you back any longer—take the step towards clearer skin and greater confidence with our specialised in-clinic treatments.

Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition characterised by the presentation of various types of lesions, such as comedones, papules, pustules, nodules, scars and hyperpigmentation. Acne can also significantly impact a person’s mental health and well-being in various ways, undermining the quality of life of those people affected by this disorder.

At Oasis Wellbeing Clinic, we understand the impact acne has on both your physical appearance and emotional well-being. Our in-clinic treatments are meticulously crafted to target and combat acne, personalized to suit your skin’s individual requirements. By integrating cutting-edge technology, providing top of the range medical-grade skincare for home use, combined with our professional expertise, our aim transcends mere skin clearance—it’s about restoring your confidence and revitalizing your sense of self.

Impact of Acne

Acne, especially when it’s visible, can affect self-esteem and body image. Individuals may feel self-conscious, embarrassed, or even ashamed about their appearance, leading to a negative self-perception.

Acne can cause psychological distress, contributing to feelings of anxiety, depression, or social withdrawal. Fear of judgment or teasing from others due to their skin condition can affect a person’s social interactions and confidence.

Acne can influence social relationships. Individuals might avoid social situations, such as gatherings or events, fearing negative attention or comments about their skin. This avoidance can lead to isolation or feelings of loneliness.

For some individuals, acne can affect their academic performance or concentration due to concerns about their appearance. In professional settings, it might impact job interviews, interactions with colleagues, or career advancement.

The emotional impact of acne can be profound and may persist even after the physical symptoms improve. Seeking support from friends, family, or mental health professionals can be beneficial in managing the emotional toll of acne.

Clinical treatments that effectively address the condition play a crucial role in improving the acne and boost mental well-being, confidence and self-image.

Causes of Acne

Acne is a prevalent inflammatory skin disorder resulting from a complex interplay of factors, including hormonal fluctuations, increased sebum production, bacterial proliferation, and follicular hyperkeratinisation.

The formation of acne involves the interaction of several factors:


Fluctuations in hormone levels, and imbalances in hormones such as an androgen excess or PCOS, can stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more oil (sebum). Increased oil production can lead to clogged pores.

Excess Sebum Production

Sebum is an oily substance produced by the sebaceous glands to lubricate the skin. Hormonal changes, particularly increased androgen levels, can stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce excess sebum. When there is an excess of sebum on the skin, it can mix with dead skin cells and other debris, forming a plug within the hair follicles. This plug obstructs the follicle’s opening, leading to the formation of acne lesions.

Alteration of Skin’s pH

Sebum contains lipids that contribute to the skin’s natural protective barrier. However, excessive sebum production can alter the skin’s pH balance, creating an environment that favours bacterial growth and inflammation.

Follicular canal obstruction

The skin cells that line hair follicle walls can shed excessively clump together, forming a plug that blocks the follicles opening. This plug, combined with excess oil, creates a perfect environment for acne-causing bacteria to thrive.


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Bacterial Growth

The presence of excess sebum on the skin creates an optimal environment for the growth of Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes). The increased production of sebum provides a rich substrate for these bacteria to thrive. In the clogged pores where excess oil accumulates, P. acnes proliferates and takes advantage of this environment, contributing to the inflammatory processes associated with acne. As these bacteria multiply, they play a significant role in the development of acne lesions, exacerbating the acne condition and contributing to the overall pathogenesis of acne.


The presence of excess sebum and the subsequent proliferation of bacteria within the plugged follicles can lead to inflammation. This inflammatory response leads to the formation of different types of acne lesions, including comedones (blackheads and whiteheads), papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts.

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“Understanding the factors influencing the occurrence of acne helps in its treatment and management, by targeting specific causes and utilizing appropriate skincare regimens or treatment interventions. Regulating sebum production, reducing bacterial growth, preventing follicular blockages, and managing inflammation are all crucial aspects of managing acne.”

Types of Acne Lesions

The following types of acne can be successfully treated at Oasis Wellbeing Clinic.

Oily skin and large pores: oily or shiny skin can be caused by excess sebaceous secretions and can lead to enlarged pores.

Blackheads: Open comedones resulting from pores clogged with oil and dead skin cells, which appear black due to oxidation.

Whiteheads: Closed comedones where the clogged material stays beneath the skin’s surface, appearing as small, white bumps.

Papules and Pustules: Inflamed lesions forming red, tender bumps (papules) or pus-filled lesions (pustules).

Unfortunately, severe forms of acne involving deeper painful lumps (nodules) or larger, pus-filled lesions beneath the skin (cysts) are unsuitable for treatment at Oasis Wellbeing clinic, and should be treated by a dermatologist.


Acne should be treated as soon as possible, as acting in the initial stages will slow its evolution into more serious stages of acne. This will help reduce the appearance of more long lasting and difficult to treat lesions, such as cysts, scarring and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

At Oasis Wellbeing Clinic we have multiple treatment options that help manage and improve acne-prone skin. All of our treatments are supported by clinical evidence.

We provide personalised recommendations based on individual skin type, preference for downtime, and the severity of the acne.

Combination therapies tailored to address both active acne and acne scarring might be recommended for comprehensive management.

Skin Care

Prescribed skincare products from mesoestetic, a world leader in the field of medical cosmetics and aesthetic medicine forms the cornerstone of our acne treatment programmes, complementing additional interventions such as the in-clinic treatments listed later.

At Oasis, we offer prescribed skin care regimes based on an individual’s skin type, severity of acne, and any accompanying skin conditions. This customised approach ensures that the treatment addresses specific concerns while minimizing potential side effects.

This tailored approach, combined with professional guidance and monitoring, significantly enhances the chances of successful acne management. At Oasis Wellbeing Clinic we have a full range of solutions to treat our clients with oily or acne-prone skins. Mesoestetic products are developed together with specialist dermatologists and formulated with latest-generation oil-regulating, exfoliating, keratolytic and antimicrobial active ingredients.

Our prescribed skin care regimes will contain a combination of products to tackle multiple aspects of acne. For instance, a regimen will include a cleanser, an active product, a repair serum and an SPF. Each product serves a different purpose in the management of acne. As treatment progresses products may be changed, removed or introduced to optimise results and minimise adverse effects.

Latest Generation Ingredients:

  • Salicylic Acid – reduces oil production, inflammation and congestion
  • Lactic Acid – exfoliates dead skin cells
  • Mandelic Acid – causes progressive exfoliation, controls oil production and reduces pigmentation
  • Bexaretinyl Complex – a retinoid with chemoefxoliant and cellular renewing effects, with additional depigmenting properties to reduce post inflammatory hyperpigmentation after acne lesions.
  • Serenoa Repens- controls the effects of androgen excess, a common hormonal element to acne breakouts.
  • Chlorhexidine: anti-bacterial and anti-septic action
  • m.acne complex – targets multiple factors that trigger acne: reduces the levels of hormones involved in the androgen process related to acne-prone skin, encourage keratolysis on an abnormally thick stratum corneum, unblock clogged pores, slow down the production of sebum, inhibit the growth of acne-causing bacteria and reduce and soothe post-inflammatory pigmentation.

Acne treatment often requires consistency and long-term management. Prescribed skincare helps maintain the results achieved by preventing new breakouts, reducing the risk of scarring, and improving overall skin health.

In Clinic Treatments

At Oasis Wellbeing Clinic we understand the physical and emotional toll acne can take, and we offer in clinic treatments that are designed to specifically target and effectively combat acne, tailored to your unique skin needs.

With a blend of advanced technology options, state-of-the-art medical grade skincare for use at home, and professional expertise, the goal isn’t just to clear your skin; it’s to revive your confidence.

Not only will our treatments help maintain healthy skin, and reduce acne breakouts, but we also offer treatments to treat the after effects of acne such as acne scarring and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Available at Oasis Wellbeing Clinic:

Mesopeel Salicylic- oily skin

Offers a powerful keratolytic and sebum regulating effect.

Salicylic acid, an oil soluble acid acts like a whirlwind in the follicles, unclogging pores, releasing oil, dirt and debris. This chemical peel controls sebaceous secretion, reducing acne outbreaks and reducing inflammation of the sebaceous gland. Reduces pore size, evens the skin tone and helps reduce superficial acne scarring.

Mesopeel Mandelic- for sensitive skin

With progressive penetration, gentle mandelic is an exfoliating acid that is antibacterial, normalises sebum production, helps reduce pore size and decreases pigmentation to unify skin tone.

Mesopeel Modified Jessner – hormonal acne and pigmentation

Reduces outbreaks by reducing inflammation of the sebaceous gland and controlling oil production. It unclogs pores, releasing oil, dirt and debris through exfoliation. Modified jessner is especially helpful for acne-prone skins with a menopausal or hormonal origin. Helps reduce post inflammatory hyperpigmentation associated with post acne scaring.

Mesopeel Azelan – all types of acne

Sutiable for all manifestations of acne. Including fungal, comedonic and inflammatory acne. Azelan peel kills acne bacteria, reduces inflammation, and unclogs pores, releasing trapped oil, dirt and debris. It reduces inflammation of the sebaceous gland and controls oil production, and helps treat medium acne scars and pigmentation caused by acne lesions.


A comprehensive solution designed for effective and swift control of skin exhibiting moderate acne and seborrheic conditions. A professional treatment that tackles various triggers of acne. It combines our home care with an intensive professional in clinic mask-peel treatment.

Blemiderm contains a carefully selected blend of active ingredients, proven through in vitro assessments, to deeply cleanse and renew skin affected by acne.  Blemiderm simultaneously targets multiple factors contributing to acne-prone skin: regulating sebum production, controlling bacterial proliferation, diminishing redness and swelling, and lightening post-acne hyperpigmentation.


The thermal heat delivered by the IPL device reduces acne-causing bacteria and targets the overactive sebaceous glands, to reduce sebum production. This helps to reduce the number of active acne spots whilst improving inflammation and reducing the possibility of future breakouts. Additionally, treatment stimulates collagen and elastin production, which is great for helping prevent and repair acne blemishes and scarring.


Laser treatments help to reduce the number of active acne spots whilst improving inflammation and reducing the possibility of future breakouts.

In our pore refining laser facial, our short pulse Nd:YAG laser has 4 effects on acne prone skin:

1 Nd:YAG laser energy has a photo-toxic effect on acne bacteria, removing the bacteria that cause acne lesions to form.

2 The very short pulse causes a micro-exfoliation, removing oil from the pores, and shrinking pore size.

3 Photothermal damage is delivered to the sebaceous gland, resulting in a reduction in oil production.

4 Additionally, the gentle heat delivered during treatment stimulates collagen and elastin production, which encourages the repair of acne blemishes and scarring.

Treatment for reduction in scarring and hyperpigmentation


Microneedling is a procedure that uses a microneedling device to prick the skin with very small needles. The needles create controlled micro wounds in the skin which triggers the bodies’ wound healing process. This process leads to the release of growth factors, and an increase of collagen and elastin production, which stimulates regeneration and rejuvenation.

The physical interruption of old collagen strands promotes a more even skin texture and reduces the size and noticeability of scarring.


CO2 lasers emit a beam of Carbon Dioxide light that is absorbed by water molecules within the targeted skin tissue. The energy from the laser light heats up and vaporizes the water in the cells causing the cells to break apart. This results in;

Epidermal ablation: The removal of a fraction of the outermost layer of the skin, achieving resurfacing of the skin.  This is essential when treating scarring as this softens the surface of the scar and reduces noticeability.

Thermal energy delivery: This stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that helps maintain skin’s firmness and elasticity.

It’s crucial to consult with a qualified skincare professional to determine the most suitable aesthetic treatment or combination of treatments based on individual skin type, severity of acne, and any underlying skin conditions. Consistency and adherence to post-treatment care instructions are also vital for optimal results and to minimise any potential side effects.

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