Acne is a very distressing skin condition, as it often affects your face and can cause permanent scarring.
We take a holistic approach to acne management, addressing diet, previous treatment and skin care. It is important to rule out underlying medical conditions that can cause acne, particularly if you have had acne for many years or are an adult.
Treatment is based on a therapeutic ladder, starting with simple treatments applied to the skin and progressing to oral treatments if needed (including antibiotic tablets or hormonal tablets). For severe non-responsive acne, a course of isotretinoin (Roaccutane) would be considered; this medication can provide long lasting clearance of acne for many years following treatment, if not indefinitely.
For patients who prefer to avoid oral medications, alternative treatments such as LED light can be considered, in addition to acne treatment creams or skin peels.
We recommend calling our reception staff to book for an appointment, if you are concerned about your acne and seek to improve it.