Acnelan is an intensive medical treatment specifically for acne-prone and seborrhoeic skin combining intensive clinical treatments/peels with a home care programme. 

The Acnelan system works with a multi-focal and consistent approach to deep cleanse blocked pores, removing impurities and improving the skin texture, tackling the numerous factors that trigger acne.

The Acnelan system was developed by Mesoestetic in collaboration with a prestigious group of specialist dermatologists to offer a safe, high quality and very effective dermo-cosmetic treatment for acne.

How Acnelan Works

Acnelan is based on the unique m.acne complex, an innovative combination of active substances including salicylic acid, sodium lepargilate, mandelic acid and shikimic acid.

  • Deep cleansing and integral renewal of acne-prone skins.
  • Slows production of sebum
  • Controls proliferation of bacteria
  • Softens hyperpigmentation (discolouration of the skin)

The Acnelan system combines professional treatments carried out in clinic together with products for daily use at home:

acnelan peelsAcnelan Professional Treatments:

  • In-clinic treatment with our doctor/clinician
  • Consists of:
    • Ultra-concentrated Acnelan mask/peel for deep cleansing
    • Pore-sealing shield
    • Neutralising/soothing treatment
  • Carried out in a series of 3 sessions
  • 15 to 21 days between sessions

Acnelan Home Use Products:

  • acnelan treatmentConsists of:
    • Purifying mousse – daily cleansing foam to soothe, cleanse and soften skin
    • Daily Acne One treatment with retinoid chemoexfoliant
    • Pure renewing mask for weekly use to exfoliate and purify the skin
  • Carried out in a series of 3 sessions
  • 15 to 21 days between sessions

Before & After Results

Courtesy of Meoestetic, manufacturers of Acnelan

before acnelan  after acnelan

acnelan results  before acnelan treatment


Acnelan FAQ

acne diagram acnelanWhy do I get acne?

  • The structure of the skin consists of many hair follicles, each of which has a sebaceous gland. The hair leads to the skin’s surface through a skin pore.
  • The hair follicles are more abundant on the face, chest and back.
  • The follicular canal is covered with keratin, sebum and bacterial flora.
  • Androgenic (hormonal) stimulation on the sebaceous gland promotes the secretion of sebum.
  • There are a number of factors, but in general, acne is caused by the activity of bacteria living in the sebum.

I’m pregnant – can I use Acnelan?

No, we do not recommend Acnelan during pregnancy or breastfeeding due to the active ingredients involved. Treatment can be started when nursing has finished.

Are there any other issues which would make it unsuitable?

  • We would not recommend Acnelan for patients with any hypersensitivity to aspirin or aspirin derivatives or allergy to any of the Acnelan ingredients.
  • Acnelan is not suitable for patients having any other retinoid-based treatments.
  • Patients with any open wounds/infection should avoid treatment. It is also not suitable for patients with history of keloid/hyperdtrophic scarring or micropigmentation
  • Patients on radiotherapy or with autoimmune disease and chronic imbalances affecting the skin and/or dermatological disease are also not suitable for Acnelan.
  • Medical history and any potential issues will be fully discussed in your consultation with Dr Kubicka.

What preparations do I need to make in advance of treatment?

  • 3 weeks before treatment, do not have any other professional peels, microdermabrasion or exfoliation treatments.
  • 5 days before  treatment cease use of any abrasive or irritant substances. Do not bleach, shave or wax the area. For men, leave at least 24 hours after shaving. Avoid sun exposure/tanning beds/spray tan.

What aftercare advice is there for after treatment?

  • After the professional treatment, you should continue to avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for 2 days.
  • Wait for at least one week after treatment for the implantation of filler substances or tattoos.
  • Avoid swimming pool and saunas for the next 2 days.
  • Avoid any other treatments with retinoids.
  • Avoid any form of epilation, waxing or laser treatment for 15 days.

What other options should I consider?

There a a number of other options which can help to improve acne. See acne treatments for more information.