Embarrassing Bodies – Lady with chronic acne given advice

A chronic acne sufferer visits Dr Pixie. Natalie, who has suffered from boils and cysts on her face, back and bottom since she was 12, said the condition was only getting worse. Natalie was diagnosed with Cystic Acne, more rare and ferocious than its milder variant which affects 80% of the population. Dr Pixie advised a joint course of antibiotics and laser treatment and sent Natalie to see a specialist dermatologist. Natalie’s skin was treated with pixel laser resurfacing treatment, rejuvenating healthy skin under the scar tissue and was given small skin grafts to cover the larger pock marks. Since, Natalie has had stronger laser treatment to tackle the deeper scaring. Several months later a radiant Natalie revisits the clinic thanking Dr Pixie for the huge physical and personal change the treatment has made. This new series explores the conditions and ailments that leave many of us a little red-faced and aims to de-stigmatise common complaints.

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