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Acne and Rosacea

Acne is often mistaken for a teenage skin problem and although the majority of acne sufferers tend to be younger men and women, 80% of people develop the condition at some point in their life and can leave you with low self esteem and make you feel less confident in your own skin.

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Before and after treatment images of Acne at MediZen, Birmingham

What is Acne?

Acne is caused when oil secreting sebaceous glands and hair follicles in the skin are blocked due to hormonal, and sometimes genetic, influences. The obstruction leads to an increase in bacteria, known as P.acne, in the glands which become inflamed, causing blemishes such as black heads, spots and pimples to appear. The most common manifestation is facial acne, however back acne can also be an embarrassing issue for some people. In some cases acne can lead to scarring which is difficult to treat with home remedies and acne scarring creams but there are many non-surgical and clinically effective ways to treat acne scarring

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea, also referred to as Acne Rosacea because of its similar appearance to acne, is a chronic inflammatory disease of the face. It is not known what exactly causes Rosacea but common factors involve malfunctioning of the facial blood vessels, sun damage, genetics and abnormal immune reactions, and is most prevalent amongst women as opposed to men. 1 out of 10 UK adults suffer from Rosacea, with early manifestation typically being sensitivity to skin creams and products, resulting in redness and spots on the face, usually across the nose and cheeks. Due to its similar appearance to acne, it is often misdiagnosed and can be ignored and simply categorised as you having a poor complexion. However, if left untreated Rosacea can lead to dry flaky skin and papules, which may sting and cause a burning sensation or tightness which can be aggravated by sensitivity to heat, alcohol, spicy food, stress and hormones.

A treatment for Acne and Acne Rosacea, which has proved particular effective, is LED Phototherapy. Red light has an anti-inflammatory, healing effect whilst the blue light destroys P.acnes bacteria. With light treatment, free radicals are neutralised and skin becomes more resilient, circulation is increased and new blood vessels replace damaged ones. LED Phototherapy is a great treatment for men and women who do not respond to over the counter creams, other acne treatments and who are antibiotic resistant.

We are committed to improving and maintaining skin health using Perk and HydraFacial. So much so, that in fact we created a whole new concept in skincare and it's available right here at MediZen! Our MediFacial provides you with the best professional skin care solutions based on your skin’s actual needs. Our experts independently assess your skin by taking a ‘skin photo’ with the Visia 2D skin system which is then analysed to get an accurate diagnosis of the health of your skin. Our skincare specialists will then discuss your current skincare regime and any concerns that you have regarding your complexion. Next, depending on what your skin requires and the amount you wish to spend, we will recommend a skincare plan to get and keep your skin looking great. Find out more about The MediFacial Lounge here.

Treat Acne and Rosacea at MediZen with the following recommended Treatments

Laser Thread Vein Removal

Laser Thread Vein Removal is a quick and simple treatment to remove fine thread veins and general facial redness that arise on your face, or for the treatment of spider veins on the legs. Using a process known as ‘Photojuvenation’, we can use light energy to heat the area treated, removing thread veins whilst ensuring that we don't damage the surrounding tissue.


HydraFacial is the ultimate skin detoxifying and deep cleansing experience. This painfree “Ultimate Facial” treatment replaces separate lymphatic drainage, microdermabrasion, peels, extraction, infusion, hydration and light emitting diode treatments and combines cleansing, exfoliation, detoxification, extraction, hydration and protection to leave your skin feeling refreshed and looking great. This treatment forms the basis for a Skin Health for Life programme to ensure that your skin continues to look its best everyday.


3JUVE combines the UK's three most popular, non-invasive anti-ageing technologies to reduce the three main symptoms that ageing skin can exhibit: Lines and wrinkles, sun damage and hyperpigmentation and a loss of firmness and elasticity. Utilising a simple three-step treatment, 3JUVE provides optimum stimulation of your skin (the dermis and epidermis), resulting in unprecedented collagen renewal and an even skin tone.

LED Phototherapy

Dermalux LED Phototherapy offers one of the safest, most effective tools in the maintenance of healthy looking skin. It is a painless, non-invasive skin treatment that uses non-thermal light energy to keep skin youthful, alongside treating a variety of specific skin concerns. We accelerate the skin’s natural repair process, to promote a healthier looking complexion.

Interested in Acne and Rosacea Treatment at MediZen?

Call us on 0121 308 4373 and a member of our team will be happy to discuss treatment options with you.