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ACNE dermatologist TREATMENTS 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.
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.
TYPES OF ACNE TREATMENT
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.
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.
Intense pulsed light treatment treats redness and thread veins which are commonly associated with acne and acne rosacea. This treatment works by using a powerful light that destroys the bacteria that causes acne as well as removing blood vessels that cause redness. This is a safe and non-invasive treatment and a course is recommended.
Phototherapy is a multi-award winning acne skin treatment that combines clinically proven wavelengths of light delivered at therapeutic doses to naturally stimulate skin rejuvenation and resolve skin conditions. It is a non-invasive and pain-free treatment option suitable for all skin types which has proven results in the treatment of acne. The light wavelengths activate cellular renewal and repair, fuel the manufacture of collagen and elastin, reduce inflammation and destroy acne-causing bacteria.
Skin boosters are tiny injections of dermal fillers which are used to hydrate the skin and improve the skin’s quality. What makes them different from other injectables is that they are injected into the skin rather than underneath the skin.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.
Scars are part of the skin’s natural healing process after it has been damaged and in the case of acne, are caused by acne cysts, often worsened by patients picking at spots on the face. Most acne scars will improve over time, however for persistent scarring, we offer a range of treatments to reduce the appearance of scarring such as fractional laser resurfacing and medical skin needling.
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 or to help reduce acne scarring.
Treatment times vary depending on the case of acne scars on hand, as well as the treatment plan selected. Micro-needling, for example, can produce visible signs of improvement, within 6-8 weeks of treatment.
Our skin treatments for scars are long-lasting, and often permanent, although in some circumstances you may need repeated treatments in the future.
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.
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WHY TREAT YOUR ACNE AT 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.
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ACNE INSIGHTS AND ADVICE
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IS IT WORTH SEEING A DERMATOLOGIST FOR ACNE? Acne is a common yet complex skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Although it is usually harmless, some types of acne can cause serious problems such as scarring or permanent damage to your skin. Acne