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Acne treatment


Clínica Sanza in Barcelona, Spain, is a centre of reference in the treatment of acne.

Acne is an inflammatory illness of the glandular structures of the skin, called sebaceous pilo glands. It is one of the dermatological most frequent pathologies which affects almost 89% od the teenagers between 13 and 18 of age. This can last many years, leaving persistent scars and can create important adverse effects for the psychological patient’s development.

Its cause is multifactorial and now days there is the existence of several effective treatments to control each and every element that unravels the illness and its consequences.


Men and women with active acne problems, scars or scaring wounds from previous acne.


It consists in a combination of different treatments which depend on the level of severity, this way, the results are increased.

Previous to the procedure there has to be an evaluation of the area to treat, individualization of patient-treatment and a though follow up on the patient’s evolution.

Depending on the previous factors there are several treatments available:

Topical medication

The topical prescribed medication is the most frequent to control acne. The magistral formulas, which varies depending on the skin and the degree of scaring, are more effective than the topical treatments sold in the ordinary shops.

Oral Medication

In certain cases, the cause of this condition is caused by a hormonal imbalance and/or a colonization of bacteria of the skin. In these situations, systemic medication is provided.

Chemical exfoliation (Peelings)

Different chemical solutions are applied:

  • Salicylic acid
  • Glycolic acid
  • Retinoic acid

Eliminating the superficial layers of the skin, increasing the topical treatment penetration, eliminating dead cells and bacteria that can be an obstruction and infect the sebaceous pilo glands.

Laser treatment

The most innovative treatment for acne is without doubt the Intense Pulsating Light (IPL) or Erbium Laser.

The usage of lasers has increased the development within the practice for actual dermatology. One of the main advantages is the non-invasive procedure.

On the other hand, laser treatment, enables the correction of a great variety of dermatological injuries.

It is important to take into consideration that each and every treatment explained above has its own individual effectivity and that the best results are achieved with their combination.


  • Between 15-45 minutes per session.



  • Evaluation of the area to determine treatment.
  • Photographic control of the area to treat.
  • Medical prescription if needed.


  • With laser treatment an anaesthetic cream is applied 20 minutes before starting.


  • No hospitalization required.


  • No need for bandaging.
  • Posttreatment control weekly.
  • Periodical control to determine treatment development.


  • Noticeable active acne and injury reduction improving the general state of the skin.
  • Noticeable scar and pigmentation reduction from past acne.


  • Very simple intervention.


  • Low.

Whatever your case may be, do not hesitate in contacting us.

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