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New Year New Skin; The Best Treatments For Acne

Did you know that 95% of people aged 11-30 have suffered from acne at some point in their lives? Whilst only 3% of us will have acne past the age of 35, the skin concern is notorious for causing a drop in confidence.

Woman getting a treatment for acne

At our medical aesthetic clinic in Kent, we understand how frustrating and debilitating adult acne can be. Social media is full of misinformation, and so-called ‘cures’ for the concern circulate the internet in their thousands. 

In 2024, we’re on a mission to help you achieve your best skin. That’s why, in our first ‘New Year New Skin’ blog of 2024, we’ve decided to explore the best treatments for acne, alongside the real causes of the skin concern!

What Is Acne?

Acne is a common, complex, multifactorial inflammatory skin disease associated with epidermal barrier dysfunction. The causes for acne have long been disputed. However, despite popular belief, it isn’t caused by dirt or poor skincare. Nor is it solely caused by 'bad' diets, the use of makeup or stress.

Acne actually occurs when skin pores inside the skin become blocked with sebum. This sebum becomes trapped, oxidises and is infiltrated by bacteria called Cutibacterium. As a result, the skin suffers from inflammation and pimples we have come to call acne.

According to the British Medical Journal, acne affects over 80% of people at some point in their life. At Sorella, we know that acne can severely affect influence an individual's mental health and confidence. That's why we're on a mission to treat acne the right way.


Our Top Tips For Treatments For Acne

Though it can take several months of therapy to notice improvement, there are treatments for acne which do work! And no, they don’t involve toothpaste or salt water. Instead, treatments for acne involve researched-backed approaches, dermatologist-recommended skincare and, in some cases, topical medications. 

Below, we’ve explored our top tips for improving the inflammatory skin disease.

Skincare consultation to treat acne

1 - Book A Skincare Consultation

A study by Skin Trust Club revealed that 63% of us are using unsuitable beauty and skincare products. That’s why it’s so important to talk to someone in the know about skincare! At our skin clinic in Ashford, we offer free consultations for skin health where we can discuss your current concerns and skincare routine. We can then advise on the best at-home treatments for acne, including salicylic and glycolic exfoliants. 

There’s no obligation to book an aesthetic treatment following your consultation. Nurse Danni and Georgi are happy to offer free advice to anyone whose skin is in need.

2 - Ditch Your Highstreet Skincare

High street skincare does not penetrate deeply enough, nor it does it contain the necessary amount of active ingredients to effectively treat acne. Instead, it works on the surface to remove superficial blemishes without fixing the actual cause. Cosmeceutical and medical grade skincare contains the active ingredients formulated to change your skin and treat any concerns.

At Sorella Aesthetics, we’re partnered with Lesielle and CellDerma - two excellent pharmaceutical skincare brands.

3 - Put Your Skin Barrier First

Gone are the days where you ‘dried’ your acne breakouts with harsh chemicals! If you’re suffering from the skin concern, it’s likely that your skin barrier is damaged. In turn, this results in inflammation and the appearance of pimples. 

To repair your skin barrier, it’s important to invest in high-quality, gentle products and a great moisturiser. After all, your skin barrier is your body’s frontline defence against everything the environment can throw at you. That’s why keeping it healthy is much more than an aesthetic concern.

Healthy diet as one of the best treatments for acne

4 - Assess Your Diet

Your diet alone won’t cause acne, but foods that are high in sugar and refined carbohydrates can lead to the process that causes acne flare ups. This is where a hormone called insulin is produced, which can cause your oil glands to work in overdrive. On the other hand, plant-based foods which are rich in antioxidants can help to reduce inflammation, and therefore promote clearer skin.

These antioxidants include Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Zinc, Vitamins A & E and Complex Carbohydrates.

5 - Don't Touch

Though it might be obvious, one of the best treatments for acne is avoiding the urge to touch your skin. Picking and squeezing breakouts can spread the bacteria and cause scarring. We know it’s hard, but it’s worth it! 

What About Medical Treatments For Acne?

As medical professionals, we’re passionate about the holistic care that can help clear your acne. Alongside our recommendations above, we offer a range of supportive therapies in our aesthetic clinic in Ashford;

  • Blood Test Health Checks - Blood tests can be used to assess underlying causes of acne such as hormone imbalances. Following the test, you will be contacted by a medical professional who will advise of any onward care or intervention needed.

  • Targeted Supplements - Skinade is a drinkable, highly absorbable liquid that works from the inside out to regulate hormonal imbalances, reduce inflammation, regulate excess oil production, detoxify the dermal layers of the skin and boost the immune system.


Our ‘New Year New Skin’ campaign is dedicated to helping you overcome your skin concerns. If you’re suffering from acne, contact Sorella Aesthetics today. We can help you clear your skin, and gain back your confidence.

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