Last Updated - 17 November, 2004



Acne or Acne Vulgaris.
This appears on the face, on the back and also on the sternum, usually wherever there are sebaceous glands on the skin. Acne has several causes. The first is usually down to hormones (hypophysis and androgen) during puberty which causes an increase in the "sebum" production. The patient usually suffers with "pustules", blackheads and bacterial induced inflammation. Antibiotics for long periods are usually given.

MLD treatment is given using hot compresses, local cleansing and intensive MLD on the face and neck. Diet is usually discussed on the first visit. The length of treatment will depend on the extent of the acne. The scarring from the acne responds well to MLD helping to "smooth" the skin, also it helps to remove the bacteria and of course relieve the stress that the patient may be suffering.

Characterised by a red flushed appearance and the enlargement of the sebaceous glands in the skin. The nose may also enlarge and look red and lumpy (Rhinophyma).
The cause is unknown, but usually the patient suffers from gastrointestinal disturbances and over-sensitivity to certain foods.

MLD therapy can bring good results which combined with the avoidance of certain foods and alcohol and conscientious skincare will improve the appearance.