Let’s be honest, we’ve all experienced some form of acne at one point in our lives (unless you were blessed by the skin gods). Acne can appear on the skin when your hair follicles become clogged with oil due to excess sebum production. There are many theories on the causes of acne but often it is due to an imbalance of hormones and bacteria on the skin due to this overactive sebum production.

Did you know there are many types of acne? It can occur as whiteheads, blackheads, cysts or back acne. Let’s explore the different types and how you can treat them at Australian Skin Clinics.


Whiteheads can occur when dead skin cells, oil, and bacteria become trapped within one of your pores. You’re probably familiar with this pesky form of acne that seems to develop at the worst times. The good news is you can treat and prevent pustule whiteheads with a combination of treatments at Australian Skin Clinics. Our favourite treatments to combat whiteheads include microdermabrasion and LED Light Therapy.


Blackheads are acne that appears as open bumps on the skin filled with excess oil and dead skin. You may notice small dots that look like dirt but are actually an irregular light reflection off the clogged follicle. Usually, blackheads are found on the nose and are pesky spots that may affect self-confidence. Book in for a facial peel or microdermabrasion to kick start your blemish-free journey.

Cystic Acne

The most painful form of acne, cystic acne can appear as deep painful spots on the skin that can leave scars whether or not they are forcefully removed. A cyst occurs when bacteria can enter the skin pores and get trapped along with the oil and skin cells. The skin reaction causes swelling deep in the skin, resulting in an infected, red, swollen lump. Not only are these spots prominent on the face, but they are also irritating throughout the day. If you suffer from pigmentation or scarring from cysts, book in for a micro-needling or peel appointment.

Back Acne (Bacne)

Back acne is as simple as it sounds. Acne that occurs on your back. Typically in the form of red bumps, white heads or blackheads, bacne is an irritating condition that affects self-confidence. At ASC, we don’t just treat the face. All of our results-driven treatments can be performed on the body to help with your concerns. 

Now you understand what acne you may be suffering from, it is important to pick the right treatment to help your skin. We have individually tailored all our treatments to help you combat any skin condition, especially acne. Our skin transformation acne packages effectively treat your concerns over 90-days and help you save money.

Classic Acne Skin Transformation Package

Suffer from whiteheads or blackheads? This package may be the one for you. Our acne solution package includes five treatments, one take-home product and five in-clinic visits. Our incredible dermal technicians will assess your skin through our Observ Skin Analysis and then perform a LED Light Therapy, High-Performance Microdermabrasion and end with a Purification Power Peel. This program specifically targets and treats acne, reducing blockages and breakouts and clarifying and refreshing the skin. 

Elevate Acne Skin Transformation Package 

Suffer from cystic acne? The Elevate Program is the perfect solution to acne that is more severe than average. The treatment program is performed over seven visits with eleven treatments and one take-home product. It consists of two Observ Skin Analysis, LED Light Therapy treatments, two purification power peels, two high-performance microdermabrasion and a dual brighten and clarify (mandelic) peel). Our science-backed program is results-driven and the perfect way to get started on your acne-free skin journey.

So what are you waiting for? Clear skin is just around the corner.

Book in for your complimentary skin consult at Australian Skin Clinics here today.