LEADING ACNE & DERMATOLOGY CLINIC IN LONDON
Our acne dermatologists in London are experts on issues ranging from facial spots to cysts. Regardless of your age, we’re here to help. We can help you address hormonal issues and scarring to improve your skin. Our dermatologists come highly recommended and are members of the Special Register of the GMC. They also hold or have held NHS dermatological consultant positions.
WHEN SHOULD I VISIT A SPECIALIST?
You should visit a dermatology clinic If acne is severe, you experience frequent breakouts, or suffer from scarring. It may be possible to get a referral from your doctor’s surgery.
WHICH ACNE TREATMENT IS RIGHT FOR ME?
The key to clean, healthy skin is determining the correct treatment. A dermatologist can assess the state of your skin and your general health to determine which acne treatment is best.
Determining the proper treatment for your skin will depend on several factors, including:
- Is there visible inflammation?
- Blockages in your pores?
- Experiencing scarring?
- Are you experiencing increased facial pigmentation?
- If you’re female, does your condition worsen during menstruation?
- Do you have any pre-existing medical conditions that could be a contributing factor?
By discussing these and more questions with a dermatologist, we can help put you on the correct treatment path. Often, you will start on a single acne treatment, but with time this treatment may be adjusted or changed as needed.
Possible treatments include:
- Medical face cleansers
- Creams with benzoyl peroxide, retinoic acids, or antibiotics
- Creams that are a combination of ingredients
In some cases, oral treatment may be more appropriate:
- Oral antibiotics
- Roaccutane tablets
LASER TREATMENT AND CHEMICAL PEELS
Most dermatology clinics can offer laser treatment and chemical peels. A chemical peel is minor surgical procedure that removes dead skin cells and promotes the growth of new cells. These acne treatments are more commonly associated with scarring. Yet, they can also be applied to cases of inflammation or blockages. Often these treatments are used for patients who cannot receive standard or oral treatments
WILL THERE BE ANY SPECIAL TESTS?
In some cases, further testing may be needed after a dermatologist’s assessment, such as blood and urine tests. Women may need to undergo an ultrasound of the ovaries. If you’ve had these tests done recently, we encourage you to bring documentation of them and their results to your appointment.
CONTACT US TODAY TO DISCUSS SUITABLE SKIN TREATMENTS
If you are suffering from ongoing acne problems or scarring that may need specialist treatment contact us today. Appointments can be made in-house or via video consultation. Our London clinic provides high-quality, professional treatments for acne without the worry of Harley Street prices. Schedule an appointment with our consultant dermatologist and let us take care of your acne requirements.