Acne can occur at any time in your life. It can be an irritating, painful condition that affects your confidence. Surgical Arena has a team of dermatologists in London who are ready to offer acne treatment that takes care of this annoying skin condition for you.
Many people will experience teenage acne during puberty, and for the lucky few that may be the end of it. However, adult acne is surprisingly common and some people experience this for the first time when they are in their 30’s, 40’s or 50’s. This is known as adult-onset acne and can appear on the face, neck, chest and back. While teen acne can often be treated with over the counter medicine, adult acne may need to be treated by a dermatologist.
More than 80% of adult acne occurs in women and can be associated with changes in hormone levels around the time of periods, pregnancy or starting or stopping birth control pills. Hormonal acne often occurs on the chin and lower face.
Another time when our body produces a hormone that activates oil glands and hair follicles causing acne is when we are stressed. At our clinic, we often see acne flare-ups in adult patients who are experiencing some form of unusual or excessive stress in their lives.
Other triggers for adult acne could be as a result of changing a skincare routine, using inappropriate skincare products or taking certain medications, including vitamin supplements.
It is important for a dermatologist to assess the skin condition and diagnose the possible causes of adult acne. Once this has been established, they will proceed with suitable treatment.
ACNE IN CHILDREN
Acne is quite frequent in both infants (neonatal acne, from birth to 6 weeks) and teenagers, and is usually driven by hormonal changes. Infantile acne, on the other hand, appears around the age of six weeks. It’s far less prevalent than neonatal infection, but it does happen. It normally fades away by the time the baby reaches the age of one year, but it might linger longer and be more severe than neonatal acne. Acne that appears in the toddler years (12 to 36 months) is quite rare. Frequently, you’re dealing with a condition that appears to be acne but isn’t.
If you are unsure, it is always a good idea to visit a dermatologist and get an assessment. They will be able to offer a professional diagnosis and recommend treatment. Our clinic specialises in paediatric dermatology. As a result, there will be a dermatologist on hand who is an expert in this field.
WHAT SKIN TREATMENTS ARE BEST FOR ACNE?
A dermatology clinic can offer a full range of available options for treating all types of acne. Whether you have an annoying spot on your face or painful cystic acne, we have years of experience in treating people just like you. Typical acne treatments range from prescription topical creams and gels, oral medicines, as well as energy-based treatments such as light treatment and laser treatment for acne. For some people, our Hydrafacial for acne is also a beneficial treatment.
Some treatments may provide you with quick results, but the best acne treatment may occasionally involve a longer-term approach. No two people are the same and the treatment our acne dermatologists recommend will always be tailored to the condition of your own type of acne and personal circumstances.
We believe that it is important to treat acne, and not leave it or hope for the best. The best way to do this is by visiting an established dermatology specialist. In addition to improving one’s self-esteem, treating active acne will also minimise the chances of acne scars and dark spots developing later on.
Our London dermatology clinic has a wide range of acne treatments available which cater for men, women, and children. There is usually no need for a hospital visit as suitable skin treatments can be provided at the dermatology clinic.
CONTACT OUR LONDON DERMATOLOGY CLINIC AND SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
For more information about the dermatology treatments that we offer, contact our London clinic today. We offer premium level acne treatment without Harley Street prices. Our dermatologists specialise in a variety of fields, allowing us to cater for an extensive range of skin conditions. We will be happy to schedule an appointment with a consultant dermatologist to assess your condition and recommend treatment.