Acne Treatment

At The London Skin and Hair Clinic we are experienced in treating all forms of acne including adult acne and acne vulgaris. A Dermatologist can prescribe a broader range of treatments that a GP, and a private Dermatologist can offer more treatment options for acne and acne scars than are available through the NHS. In addition to topical and oral medications such as antibiotics and Isotretinoin (Roaccutane) we also offer Kleresca Acne Treatment, a light based treatment for those who do not wish to go on medication. Once the acne has been resolved, patients of our clinic are offered a complimentary consultation to discuss treatment for acne scarring including medical grade peels, microneedling, and laser resurfacing through London Real Skin, our cosmetic dermatology department


A private Dermatologist can offer a broader range of treatment for acne than a GP or the NHS

Treatment for acne scars including medical peels, microneedling and laser resurfacing is available through London Real Skin, our cosmetic dermatology department

Our Dermatologists will recommend skincare to support your acne treatment

Blood tests may be required to support some treatment options

What is Acne Treatment?

There are many options for treating acne but typically it involves prescription oral and / or topical medication.

At a Glance

  • Guide Price: £285 for a new patient consultation and £225 for follow up appointments. 
  • Frequency: Once every one to two months
  • Risk: Your Dermatologist will explain any risks or side effects involved in the treatment plan
  • Aftercare: Maintenance skincare will be discussed and recommended

What is involved in Acne Treatment?

Treatments include specialized face washes, gels and creams (many of which require a prescription), systemic treatment (tablets) including antibiotics, hormonal treatment and Roaccutane® (which can only be prescribed by a Dermatologist). Lasers and light therapy are some of the newer treatments for acne, but these often prove to be an expensive way to gain temporary results…

What are the risks or potential side effects of Acne Treatment?

The Dermatologists will take you through the risks and side-effects and the sort of results you should expect.

What aftercare is required for Acne Treatment?

Patients on acne treatment should tend to avoid exposure to the sun. Bland cleansers and moisturisers should be used.

What is the cost of Acne Treatment?

A consultation is required. For some types of acne treatments blood tests may be required before commencing and once into treatment. The cost of the acne medication depends on the pharmacy but ranges from £5-60 per month. You can find our fees here.

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