Acne Treatment

Does your acne need treating? Our expert dermatologists can help remove your acne permanently. 

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Award winning dermatology service, with over 20 years of experience
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TREATING ACNE IN LONDON

If acne is affecting your life, then the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic can provide both medical and laser acne treatment services here in our London acne clinic. Our consultant acne dermatologists can offer you expert treatment with a very good chance of permanently eradicating your acne.

Acne, also known as: cysts, pimples, boils, furuncles, blemishes, spots, zits, blackheads, or whiteheads, is an adolescent and adult skin condition that affects the face and body with visible abrasions, pimples and redness.

Below are the before and after images of patients who have had acne treatment at the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic. We hope you will agree that the results can be quite breath-taking. Don’t let acne dominate your life, get in touch and let us take care of your skin.

Large fungal acne on skin | Acne treatments | Harley Street Dermatology Clinic

ACNE TREATMENT BEFORE AND AFTER

Acne usually gets better over a year or two, so the first line of treatment is to simply suppress the inflammation until the acne disappears naturally. Treatment might involve lotions or tablets such as antibiotics or hormone suppression in the form of a contraceptive pill (for females only). However, acne that is very disfiguring, scarring or long-standing is classed as severe, and requires stronger medication. We are able to prescribe a drug which offers a good chance of a cure for acne – see before and after images below.

We offer a range of acne treatments for those who suffer from acne, but as it is a complex condition with varying levels of severity, our Dermatologists will advise you on the most appropriate treatment plan for you during your consultation. We will often recommend a staged approach over a period of time where each stage will produce some improvement and together they will produce a worthwhile, sustained improvement. Your consultant will discuss with you the benefits and potential side effects of each treatment that might be suitable for you, enabling a joint decision about how to care for your skin to be reached.

Our Acne Dermatologists at London’s Harley Street Dermatology Clinic can offer effective, specialist acne treatment to patients to help cure or control their disease. For more information on acne, please see the British Association of Dermatologists website acne advice leaflet.

Medical Acne Treatments

The first line of treatment in many acne cases is to simply suppress the inflammation until the acne disappears. This treatment might involve lotions or tablets such as topical retinoids, oral or topical antibiotics or hormone suppression in the form of a contraceptive pill (for females only). The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic is able to prescribe an oral medication which has a good chance of clearing up acne.

Laser Acne Treatments

Lasers can be used to treat the redness and thread veins which are commonly associated with acne and acne rosacea. Acne laser treatment works by using a powerful light that destroys the bacteria that causes acne as well as removing blood vessels which cause redness. Lasers stimulate collagen production, kills bacteria and reduces the production of sebum from sebaceous glands in the skin. This is a safe and non-invasive treatment and a course is recommended. Lasers are also able to rejuvenate the skin, creating small columns of treated tissue amongst the healthy tissue to promote healthy looking skin.

ARRANGE A CONSULTATION

Arrange a consultation with one of our expert dermatologists today.

WHAT IS ACNE?

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the UK which affects most people at some point in their lives, however, severity and longevity of the condition varies. Acne is an inflammatory skin condition which leads to oily skin and the development of spots, including blackheads and whiteheads, on the skin. For many, acne only lasts for a short time during puberty when hormone levels are changing, however, for some, the effects of acne last much longer and can bring pain, scarring, and embarrassment.

Acne is characterised by blackheads, whiteheads and cysts. It affects the greasy and hair-bearing areas such as the face, chest and back. Acne is caused by a combination of overactive grease-glands, hormones and bacterial infection. As with most skin conditions, acne can affect one’s confidence and cause low self-esteem.

WHAT DOES ACNE LOOK LIKE?

The main symptom of acne is the appearance of a large volume of spots on the skin. Acne can develop on the face, back and chest and is a combination of blackheads, inflamed spots, cysts and pustules. In some severe instances, the scalp, armpits and groin can also be affected. To avoid scarring, it is vital to treat acne before this stage.

Large fungal acne on skin | Acne treatments in London | Harley Street Dermatology Clinic
Adult Acne Scars that Require Treatment by a Acne Dermatologist Clinic
Adult Acne Treatment - Red Pimple Blemishes that can be treated with medical intervention from an acne dermatologist in London.

HOW MIGHT ACNE AFFECT ME?

Mild or moderate acne affects both your physical body and psychological well being.

PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF ACNE

Severe acne might leave scarring which can be pit-like, crater-like or bumpy. This type of acne may require more thorough acne treatment to ensure the skin is as blemish-free as possible. Click here for information relating to acne scarring treatment.

 

PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ACNE

Naturally, blemishes, marks or pimples around our faces can make us conscious about how we appear in front of people and this can impact both our confidence and mood.

ACNE TREATMENT PROCESS

1

Book Acne Assessment

Call or request-a-call to book a no-obligation consultation with our experienced acne specialist who will examine and discuss your stage of acne.
2

Appropriate Acne Treatment Identified

Your expert acne dermatology consultant will explain all of your treatment options and help you to decide the best programme for you. There are a wide range of acne treatment options available depending on the severity and location of your acne.
3

Treatment Begins

Once an appropriate treatment has been agreed upon, the treatment can commence, and your journey to a healthier, happier skin will be on its way. Results will likely appear within the timeframe suggested by your acne specialist.

WHY CHOOSE THE HARLEY STREET DERMATOLOGY CLINIC?

When you have a chronic skin condition that will require ongoing treatment, having the right dermatologist is especially important. We want you to feel confident that we’re providing you with the best possible care, and to always feel as comfortable as possible with your dermatologist.

The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic specialises in conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails. Our goal is to provide all the care that you need when you’re experiencing these kinds of problems. We want to make it easy for you to access the best quality treatment and support in London.

The clinic is conveniently located in Central London, so it’s easy to visit us if you need to see a dermatologist. You will find yourself in a very comfortable and welcoming environment. We have created a relaxing space where you will receive the highest quality of care. We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, are part of the British Association of Dermatologists and are top rated by patients of Doctify so you can be sure of safe and effective treatment with us.

WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY ABOUT US:

Maxi
Maxi
2022-02-18
From our initial booking to the actual appointment, just a really positive and amazing experience. Customer service was absolutely fab, helpful and very accommodating. Upon arrival at the clinic it was clean and lovely and the staff at reception were warm and welcoming. We had our appointment with DR ALEKSANDAR GODIC who was an angel in disguise! He was very thorough as well as easy going. A very knowledgeable and caring doctor, most def one of the best we have ever come across! All his suggestions and treatment plan was successful in helping my boy after countless trips to our doctors surgery who were useless to say the least. I am so happy we found The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic because they have changed our lives and we are now back to some normality. DR GODIC is an absolute gem and I fully recommend him as well as this Godsend company. Maxine xoxo
Mirela Lulashi
Mirela Lulashi
2022-01-20
I met doctor Adam He is the only one I have seen so far regarding my hair loss so professional and patient to listen to your worries He is not focused on money as 99% of doctors do but to help you as much as he can . The medicine he prescribed me it’s working Definitely recommend him
Tania Lapa
Tania Lapa
2022-01-07
I saw Dr Friedmann and felt he was very thorough, professional and knowledgeable. This was my second visit to see them and each time the doctor and staff have been friendly, welcoming and helpful at arranging other tests etc. for me. Nice clean facilities and they've always kept to time with appointments. I have never felt rushed. I would definitely recommend this clinic.
Khaled GB
Khaled GB
2021-12-18
Great clinic, and excerpt advice and assistance from Dr Godic. Highly recommend.
Sunny Ize
Sunny Ize
2021-11-08
It was a Wonderful experience with (The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic). Dr. Adam Friedmann did a great job with my first ever health exam. He explained everything to me in a very clear manner. He was also kind and friendly. It’s rare to find a doctor that combines such personal touches and care for a patient as a person with outstanding quality of medical care. All of the staff was great - they were really helpful. I highly recommend becoming his patient! 08/11/3021 From Sunny Izedome and Omogbai U Izedome. Dr. Adam Friedmann is a GODSEND. Best family doctor ever. We are treated like family. He’s a very patient person who genuinely cares about his patients. He always takes the time to explain things to me and my son in terms that I can understand. The entire staff is wonderful. I would recommend Dr. Adam Friedmann to anyone seeking a kind, compassionate, and brilliant doctor!

CONTACT US

Address
The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic
47- 57 Marylebone Lane
London
W1U 2NT

Telephone: 020 3322 7852
Email: info@hs-dc.co.uk

Opening Hours
Monday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Alternate Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: Closed

REQUEST A CALL BACK

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW LONG DOES ACNE LAST?

Acne usually gets better over a year or two, so the first line of treatment is to simply suppress the inflammation until the acne disappears naturally. Treatment might involve lotions or tablets such as antibiotics or hormone suppression in the form of a contraceptive pill (for females only).

However, acne that is very disfiguring, scarring or long-standing is classed as severe, and requires stronger treatment. There are drugs that offer a good chance of a cure for acne.

Our Acne Dermatologists can offer effective, specialist acne treatment to patients to help cure or control their disease.

WHAT CAN I DO IF I HAVE ACNE?

Consultant dermatologists have years of experience in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of acne. An appointment with one of our trusted experts is likely to be the most effective way to treat your acne. Sadly, acne cannot yet be cured, but it can be controlled with treatment.

WHO IS AFFECTED BY ACNE?

Acne is very common in teenagers and younger adults. About 80% of the UK population between 11 and 30 are affected by acne. Acne is most common in girls from the ages of 14 to 17, and in boys from the ages of 16 to 19.

Most people have acne on and off for several years before their symptoms start to improve as they get older. Acne often disappears when a person is in their mid-20s. In some cases, acne can continue into adult life. About 3% of adults have acne over the age of 35.

IS ACNE CAUSED BY POOR HYGIENE?

No. Poor hygiene doesn’t cause acne. Cleansing your skin daily and exfoliating weekly can help prevent pores from becoming clogged, this approach is useful for both people with and without acne.

IS ACNE HEREDITARY?

Yes, acne is known to run in families, so if your mother and father suffered with acne, you are more likely to.

WILL ACNE GO AWAY ON ITS OWN?

Acne affects most people at some point during their lives and will usually go away on its own, usually during teenage years. If acne is still prevalent in adulthood, treatment may be needed to help to control acne.

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP MY ACNE?

Things you can do yourself to help clear up acne include:

Washing the face once or twice a day with a mild soap and warm water. It is important not to over wash the face as this can irritate the skin. Wash your hair regularly and keep it off your face. Try not to wear too much makeup, and make sure it is completely removed before going to bed.

DOES TOOTHPASTE HELP TO CLEAR SPOTS?

It is not recommended to put toothpaste on your spots to help get rid of them. Even though toothpaste is anti-bacterial, it also contains substances which can damage or irritate your skin, making acne symptoms worse. Book a consultation with one of our expert dermatologists who can advise you on the right treatment for your skin.