Acne is the most common skin condition we see in our clinic. Chinese medicine has a long history of successfully treating acne. We aim to address the underlying causes of your skin condition and provide an individualised plan to correct your skin. For mild acne, we would expect to see a reduction in symptoms at around four weeks. For cystic or hormonal acne a longer course of treatment may be required.
In women with hormonal or cystic acne, a varied approach may be taken as this type of acne is generally associated with their menstrual cycle. Hormonal acne can often take three menstrual cycles to see a significant change. We may also use specific cosmetic acupuncture needling techniques to reduce scarring and redness as a follow-up to internal treatments.