The photos above have generally had a minimum of 3 treatments, or a combination of modalities and/or home skincare. It’s the things we do EVERY DAY that enhance RESULTS.

Thank you so much Sue (and Lee) for all you have done for my teenage son. The incredible help, your understanding, support, professional knowledge,
care and direction have been deeper than his skin – you have enabled a return of his confidence and smile. He has a way to go but you have secured a caring
path for him to follow and one I know will get him to where he’d like to be. I can’t ever thank you enough.


Banish active acne using the Venus AC Dual – a combination of IPL light treatment where blue light targets porphyrins produced by acne-causing bacteria, leading to the destruction of the bacteria, while red light controls inflammation and promotes faster healing.

Acne is one of the scourges of mankind and the travesty of both adults and youth alike. Acne is the most common skin disease facing mankind. Clinic Owner Sue Carroll has first-hand compassion and experience with acne which she experienced from 10 to 24 years old on medication. She is testimony to an investment in your skin and has helped thousands of teenagers, men and women manage or heal their skin concerns.

While adult acne and juvenile acne involve infections generated by the same bacteria, P. acnes bacteria, skin conditions can be very different, requiring different forms of clinical acne treatment.

The different forms of acne can vary from cystic to Vulgaris, Rosacea, Blackheads and Whiteheads.


Some of the characteristics of acne vulgaris are:
  • Infections raise to pustules (pus-filled pimples) on the surface of the skin
  • the pustules usually discharge white pus when squeezed
  • blackheads, cysts and small red spots may be present
  • occurs on the face, the upper and lower back and upper body
  • some cystic conditions may also occur, but most infections raise to pustules

    Acne Treatments

    There are a number of treatments available at Skin Inspiration for acne, other than antibiotics. These include PhotoDynamic Therapy (PDT), Microdermabrasion, Peels, Light Emitting Diode(LED), and quality cosmeceutical homecare products. After a consultation with our qualified aestheticians, a combination of treatments to get to the cause of acne infection and inflammation may be suggested.

    The Venus AC Dual applicator uses IPL to simultaneously address both the cause and visible symptoms of acne. The dual-light acne treatment, blue light targets the porphyrin produced by Propionibacterium Acnes bacteria, leading to destruction of the bacteria, while the longer wavelength of red light controls inflammation and promotes faster healing, whilst real-time cooling system monitors the light guide temperature 1,000 times a second for unparalleled patient safety and comfort. The AC Dual applicator (IPL) is indicated for the treatment of acne vulgaris by using a blue light (415 nm) to target porphyrins produced by the P. acne bacteria, destroying the bacteria and uses the red light (630 nm) to help reduce inflammation, inhibit sebum production and improve healing.

    Tips to Reduce Acne

    Understanding the different triggers and causes of acne furthers the results. Controlling and reducing the triggers alleviates the symptoms. An alteration or two in diet, lifestyle, homecare and treatments will help improve the health of the skin and the body, which in turn will assist in the control of acne and related problems.

    Stress – when under pressure or stress the body produces hormonal steroids, such as cortisol ( a corticosteroid hormone frequently called hydrocortisone). Like other hormonal steroids such as testosterone, these chemicals target the skin in a disruptive manner, and acne flare-ups may coincide with increased stress.

    Coffee – coffee with or without caffeine stimulates the production of cortisol and acts just like stress. Coffee may be a promoter of acne, and its consumption should be limited. When stress levels rise, it is advisable to reduce coffee consumption to achieve a reduction in cortisol levels which promote acne.

    Diet – a proper diet is a useful tool in controlling acne, especially fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants, combined with adequate protein. Every organ in your body relies upon the same vitamins, minerals and nutrients to function. Since the skin is at the end of the food line, it suffers greatly from an improperly balanced diet.

    Wheat – wheat products may cause a sudden increase in blood sugar, resulting in the production of insulin. This will create inflammation within the follicles creating cellular growth-promoting acne infections. A reduction in wheat products may assist in reducing acne breakouts.

    Essential Fatty Acids – a deficiency in linoleic acid may create multiple blackheads/ whiteheads.

    Milk – a small segment of the acne population may react to milk and dairy products. Milk contains hormones that can promote the potential for acne infections. Hormonally induced acne frequently follows the chin and jawline.

    Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) – BPO generates free radicals in the skin. Its effect is similar to unprotected sun exposure. Repeated use of BPO can damage the skin’s structure and cellular DNA, resulting in premature aging of the skin. The extent of the damage is determined by the concentration of BPO, the frequency of its use and the duration of use.

    Smoking – a German study published in 2001 showed acne was more prevalent in active smokers than in non-smokers.

    Hormone Supplementation – the development of adult acne following the initiation of hormone supplementation may be caused by the dosage. Therefore modification may be required by your doctor.

    Headgear – washcloths, hats, pillowcases and sweatbands collect bacteria and return it to the area each time it is used. Change of these items every two days will help achieve control of acne.

    Hairline or Forehead Acne – washing and conditioning hair with a low dose coconut shampoo and conditioner will prevent congestion in this area. A pattern of face acne that follows the hairline may be caused by sebum and free fatty acids that are generated in the scalp and migrate onto the forehead. Hair should be kept off the face at all times and leave in hair products kept to a minimum.

    Sun Exposure – myths about unprotected sun exposure being beneficial in reducing skin oiliness and thereby reducing acne are ill-founded. Photons of sunlight produce free radicals within the skin, which promotes acne and cut the skin’s ability to heal and repair.

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