Acne Treatment London

Acne Treatment London with Dermatologist

If you too feel you have tried everything, it is then time you see our acne specialist dermatologist who takes a keen interest in restoring your confidence by helping you achieve clear skin. Start your acne treatment today with a Dermatology Consultation for only £179.

I had tried everything over 10 years, including herbal remedies, benzoyl peroxide creams and expensive nlite lasers, you name it. At my wits end I decided to see a dermatologist as I was getting nowhere with my GP. I thank this clinic for finally clearing up my skin.A.N London

Why Choose Us?

  • Specialist doctors with decades of experience
  • Class leading care at affordable prices
  • Open weekdays, weekends and late evenings
  • Minutes walk from 3 tube stations and mainline
  • Same day treatments available
  • Independently rated 98% (4.9/5) by over 1,000 WhatClinic users

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Acne is a skin condition that results in pimples spreading across areas of the skin such as the face, shoulders, back, chest and neck. It occurs when the skin’s follicles become plugged with oil, dead skin cells, dirt and debris. These pimples heal very slowly and others appear before the first are even healed. Acne can be an embarrassing condition that causes stress, annoyance, depression and even scarring of the affected skin if not treated.

Prevalence and Risk Factors

Acne is an extremely common condition, especially among teenagers and young adults. Approximately 90% of teens experience some degree of acne, although about 30% have acne that needs treatment to prevent scarring. The highest risk for developing acne occurs between the ages of 12 and 25, although cases are sometimes seen at younger ages and older ages.

Boys tend to develop acne more often than girls, although girls may be more at risk of developing acne due to hormonal changes in pregnancy, monthly menstruation cycles and with the use of oral contraceptives. Family history also comes into play; children of acne sufferers are at higher risk of developing it as well.

Acne is caused by an overproduction of sebum, which is the naturally occurring oil produced by the skin’s sebaceous glands to keep skin and hair moisturized. Additionally, dead skin cells can contribute to acne by blocking the pore where the sebum is usually released.

When bacteria are included in this oily dead skin mixture, the pore becomes not only blocked but inflamed. The soft plug creates an ideal environment for bacteria to thrive resulting in acne. Another trigger for acne is having a diet heavy with carbs and dairy products which increases blood sugar. Certain drugs such as lithium, androgens and corticosteroids can also cause this skin condition.

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The London Dermatology Clinic has a variety of treatments to help acne sufferers to end the frustration and to help prevent the permanent scarring that untreated inflamed acne can result in. Each individual case will be dealt with separately so it is best to visit the skin clinic and have a consultation with a dermatologist to get the specific advice necessary for treatment of acne.

The London Dermatology Clinic will advise patients on how to best care for acne prone skin and may prescribe topical treatments containing benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, antibiotics, oral contraceptives or stronger prescription only medicines, one of which is considered a last resort by many and has good success rates when all else fails. Other treatments can include laser or light therapy with variable results but this is not offered by the clinic. Our dermatologists are keen to know what you have already tried so that they can personalise a treatment plan for your needs.

I was at home for years without seeing a doctor. Acne really depressed me. I visited LDC after finding them online and they were so supportive in giving me back my confidence.S.C London

Acne sufferers need to seek treatment as soon as possible when acne is inflamed to help prevent permanent scarring of affected areas. Visit the London Dermatology Clinic to have a personal consultation and develop a treatment plan that will work.

Call us on 0207 112 4924, our lines are open from 9am to 9pm Monday to Saturday. Alternatively, email us on info@london-dermatology-clinic.com

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Overview

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Acne is a skin condition that results in pimples spreading across areas of the skin such as the face, shoulders, back, chest and neck. It occurs when the skin’s follicles become plugged with oil, dead skin cells, dirt and debris. These pimples heal very slowly and others appear before the first are even healed. Acne can be an embarrassing condition that causes stress, annoyance, depression and even scarring of the affected skin if not treated.

Prevalence and Risk Factors

Acne is an extremely common condition, especially among teenagers and young adults. Approximately 90% of teens experience some degree of acne, although about 30% have acne that needs treatment to prevent scarring. The highest risk for developing acne occurs between the ages of 12 and 25, although cases are sometimes seen at younger ages and older ages.

Boys tend to develop acne more often than girls, although girls may be more at risk of developing acne due to hormonal changes in pregnancy, monthly menstruation cycles and with the use of oral contraceptives. Family history also comes into play; children of acne sufferers are at higher risk of developing it as well.

Causes

Acne is caused by an overproduction of sebum, which is the naturally occurring oil produced by the skin’s sebaceous glands to keep skin and hair moisturized. Additionally, dead skin cells can contribute to acne by blocking the pore where the sebum is usually released.

When bacteria are included in this oily dead skin mixture, the pore becomes not only blocked but inflamed. The soft plug creates an ideal environment for bacteria to thrive resulting in acne. Another trigger for acne is having a diet heavy with carbs and dairy products which increases blood sugar. Certain drugs such as lithium, androgens and corticosteroids can also cause this skin condition.

Treatment

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The London Dermatology Clinic has a variety of treatments to help acne sufferers to end the frustration and to help prevent the permanent scarring that untreated inflamed acne can result in. Each individual case will be dealt with separately so it is best to visit the skin clinic and have a consultation with a dermatologist to get the specific advice necessary for treatment of acne.

The London Dermatology Clinic will advise patients on how to best care for acne prone skin and may prescribe topical treatments containing benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, antibiotics, oral contraceptives or stronger prescription only medicines, one of which is considered a last resort by many and has good success rates when all else fails. Other treatments can include laser or light therapy with variable results but this is not offered by the clinic. Our dermatologists are keen to know what you have already tried so that they can personalise a treatment plan for your needs.

I was at home for years without seeing a doctor. Acne really depressed me. I visited LDC after finding them online and they were so supportive in giving me back my confidence.S.C London

Acne sufferers need to seek treatment as soon as possible when acne is inflamed to help prevent permanent scarring of affected areas. Visit the London Dermatology Clinic to have a personal consultation and develop a treatment plan that will work.

Call us on 0207 112 4924, our lines are open from 9am to 9pm Monday to Saturday. Alternatively, email us on info@london-dermatology-clinic.com

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