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The London Skin and Hair Clinic
233 High Holborn, London WC1V 7DN
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How to Treat Acne

Acne Dermatologists at The London Skin and Hair Clinic give advice on how to treat acne.

At some point in life everyone suffers from acne and will need to know how to treat acne. Although more common when going through puberty, it can extend into adult life or reoccur.

Acne can be inflammatory or non-inflammatory and is characterized by non-inflammatory follicular pustules and inflammatory pustules in more severe forms. Severe acne can result in scarring.

Overuse of skincare products and exposure to the sun can aggravate acne. Many acne products found for sale over the counter can irritate the skin.

Acne treatment can include medicated face washes, prescription gels and creams, or oral medication including antibiotics or hormonal treatment. An Acne Dermatologist can prescribe a broader range of acne treatments than a GP.

For some patients, oral Isotretinoin can be an option for acne treatment, although there are risks associated with this treatment which is why it can only be prescribed by a Dermatologist and blood tests and close monitoring are required.

Some forms of acne treatment such as laser therapy, light therapy, and steroid injections, can help with outbreaks, but they do not target the underlying causes of the acne.

You can find out more about how to treat acne here. You can find an Acne Dermatologist here.

Book a Consultation

If you are an existing patient of the clinic, or you know the type of medical dermatology consultation you require, you can book online directly - click below to see our Dermatologists schedules. We charge a £10 deposit to confirm the apopintment which is deducted from the consultation charge, or for insured patients, refunded when you provide valid insurance details.
If you are not sure which of our Dermatologists is most suitable for you, please fill out the form below and one of our team will contact you to schedule an appointment for you

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