Acne is a common problem in society. For many people it is mild inconvenience, but for others it can be a bigger issue. If you are looking for an acne specialist in London, our London clinic specialises in this area of dermatology and offers a number of treatment options. Speaking to an expert dermatologist and getting suitable treatment will give you new confidence and make you look great.
MYTHS ABOUT ACNE
There are a few myths about this condition that need to be debunked.
Acne is a teenage skin condition. This is incorrect. People of all ages are likely to suffer from this common disorder.
Acne is a mild skin condition that clears in no time. That assumption is incorrect. While it is a mild condition for some people, it can be a problem for others that requires treatment.
Many people think that professional help is too expensive. This may the case for some experts, however, this isn’t Harley Street. Surgical Arena’s specialist staff are reasonably priced.
DERMATOLOGY TREATMENTS FOR ACNE
Acne is a problem that can affect confidence and cause discomfort. However, it is one that can be solved provided you are prepared to seek expert advice and support. Usually, people will try over the counter treatments before considering dermatology treatment. A doctor or GP can give advice about prescription-strength medications and refer you to a dermatologist.
Specialist dermatology treatment can help control acne, prevent further scarring and skin damage, make existing scars less visible.
There are a variety of medications that you can either apply topically or take orally. They work in a number of ways. Usually by treating bacterial infection, or by limiting oil production and reducing swelling. There are also therapies that can be utilised, such as steroid injection, chemical peel, light therapy, or drainage/extraction.
It can take time for treatment to start showing results. However, we are the leading acne specialists in London. If you are patient, you will be able to confidently focus on your daily tasks knowing our specialist staff will help you look great.
HOW EFFECTIVE ARE OVER THE COUNTER ACNE TREATMENTS?
OTC medications may be suitable for mild cases of acne, such as whiteheads and blackheads. If you are lucky, standard products such as witch hazel may solve the problem without further treatment. However, this is rarely the case. Some people find do supermarket products that work, but they often cause more harm than good.
If there are pus bumps, inflammation, and red or pink bumps then medication and specialist acne treatment is usually required. Scarring can occur from inflammatory acne and the effects are difficult to reverse.
While some OTC treatments may share the same ingredients as prescription treatments, they won’t have the variety of formulations. If you require oral treatment such as antibiotics, or prescription medication then you will need to visit a dermatologist.
CHOOSING A DERMATOLOGIST FOR ACNE TREATMENT
We want you to be confident in our service before you make an appointment. When looking for suitable dermatologists there are a number of factors to consider.
It is important that your dermatologist is GMC certified. This certification means they have passed the relevant examinations and meet the required standards. Our dermatologists are fully certified and are proficient in a range of specialities. Finding an acne specialist in London isn’t always easy, however, we are conveniently located in Norwood and always happy to schedule appointments.
WILL I NEED SURGICAL TREATMENT TO IMPROVE MY SKIN
While there are surgical procedures and therapies available, they are usually used for acne breakouts that aren’t responding to other forms of treatment. If your condition does require a more extensive treatment a surgical option may be used alongside your prescribed medication.
Most people start thinking about hospitals and operating theatres when they hear the word “surgery”. However, these treatments can take place at our clinic under the supervision your dermatologist.
VISIT AN ACNE SPECIALIST AT OUR LONDON CLINIC
Contact our dermatology clinic today to organise a consultation. We will put you in touch with a specialist dermatologist who can assess your condition. Our range of acne treatments will work wonders to improve your skin and restore your confidence. We are happy to organise appointments over the phone or via the contact form on our website.