Acne is one of the most common skin diseases that exists and unfortunately, it appears to be on the rise...

Acne is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles which are stimulated by male hormones produced by the adrenal glands of both males and females. Hormonal changes lead to the skin becoming sensitive to a hormone known as DHT. The skin responds by increasing sebum production, decreasing natural skin cell shredding meaning dead skin cells clump together and form a plug in the pilo-sebaceous duct.

The skin bacteria start to digest the plug and produce by-products which cause inflammation. Bacteria is therefore not the cause of acne but it is their response to the changes in the skin which leads to spots. 

There are a variety of causes of acne. It can be an inherited condition or it can be caused by external factors, such as hormones, stress, medications, irritating cosmetic ingredients and many other factors.

Increasingly, we are seeing more and more adults suffer from ‘hormonally mediated’ acne, which often occurs to those in their late twenties and early thirties. This can have a big impact on self-esteem and confidence levels, but here at The Holderness Laser Clinic, we have a real understanding of the skin and the complex issues relating to acne. We offer a range of treatments what can really make a difference to your skin.


We have a range of home care products and clinic treatment protocols designed to treat and control the symptoms and causes of acne

Suffer from Comedonic or Inflammatory Acne?

We offer The Enerpeel® Salicylic Acid Peel, which is designed for the treatment of active acne.

We also offer Enerpeel® SA Chest and Back.  It is designed specifically to treat this difficult area. For more information about Enerpeel® SA, please click here