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types of acne

Acne types

Let’s make this clear – while your skin might not be clear at the moment, there are ways of tackling different acne types – let’s get your blemishes under control. 


You may think that acne only occurs when someone’s face is covered in painful looking pimples but that’s not the case! With 85% of Australians aged 18-24 years old having some form of acne, you’re not alone! 


Mild, non inflammatory types of acne include:


Contrary to popular belief, blackheads are filled with excess oil and dead skin cells, NOT dirt.


Occur when skin cells and excess oil prevent a hair follicle from opening. 

3.Comedonal acne?

Comedonal acne appears as small skin coloured bumps most commonly found on the forehead or chin. These bumps can often be treated with topical solutions – however skin treatments such as Microdermabrasion are effective to deeply exfoliate, clear away dead skin cells and even out your skin’s texture to prevent future breakouts. 

types of acne

Moderate to severe types of acne include:


Left untreated, comedones can become inflamed as excess oil and dead skin cells clog up your pores. This results in papules.


Appear as a whitehead surrounded by a red ring around a bump usually filled with white or yellow pus. 

  1. Nodules

Are large inflamed bumps that feel firm to the touch and develop deep beneath the skin.

  1. Cysts 

Similar to boils, they’re pus filled lesions.


Why can’t I pick at my pimples?

As tempting it is to pick at these, picking at any type of acne can do more damage than good! Here are several reasons why:

  1. Introducing more bacteria

We’ve all done this at least once – staring into the mirror with our fingers or tweezers at the ready, making the periodic debate of whether or not to pop that pesky pimple. Even with clean fingers or tools, bacteria from the popped pimple can still transfer to other parts of your face if you’re not careful. 

  1. Aggravating the skin

When you pop a pimple, you often force debris deeper into your pores, slowing down your skin’s ability to heal. 

  1. Acne scars

Acne scars often remain as a textural indentation on the skin and are developed as a result of picking at lesions during the healing process. Cysts and nodules have a higher chance of developing scarring as they affect the deeper layers of the skin. However, with skin treatments such as Skin Needling – we can assist in stimulating the skin’s collagen production, cellular repair and renewal. This results in a turnover of new skin cells for a more even and smoother surface.


How to prevent breakouts

Regular exfoliation 2-3 times a week on top of cleansing morning and night daily can turn acne into a thing of the past! Cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise with our Results Active Range to nourish your skin at home.


The invisible, rapid action gel Medik8’s Blemish SOS reduces breakouts in just 24 hours (in most people). This miracle gel contains active ingredients to clean pores, soothe redness, inflammation and reduce oil production in the skin.

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Invest, rest and your skin will be blessed!

Invest back into your skin with the Acne Beta Peel + LED Light Therapy to treat stubborn acne causing bacteria, allowing you to spend more time sleeping in rather than struggling to cover up. 


Using a combination of Salicylic Acid and Dioic Acid to bring acne under control and dramatically reduce the risk of future breakouts, the Acne Beta Peel can also treat 

  • Blocked comedones which are small skin coloured bumps often found on the forehead and chin 
  • Clogged pores 
  • Reduce redness and inflammation
  • Even out your complexion


Combined with the healing properties of LED Light Therapy which accelerates your skin’s ability to produce new skin cells and stimulate collagen – this treatment duo dives deep to tackle acne causing bacteria in order to decongest your pores, resetting your skin to a fresh start to the day. 


Additionally, regular Microdermabrasion treatments as short as a lunch break can ensure that your skin is clear and blemish free.

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Post treatment, Results Active Protect SPF50+ is essential to ensures that your skin is nourished but also protected from the sun. Oil free and lightweight, it can be used under your everyday makeup long after your skin treatment to ensure that your face stays away from the harmful ageing rays of the Sun. 


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