Acne Treatments in London

What is Acne and how we  threat it?

Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point. It causes spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that’s hot or painful to touch.

Acne most commonly develops on the: face, back and chest.

Acne is caused when tiny holes in the skin, known as hair follicles, become blocked.

Sebaceous glands are tiny glands found near the surface of your skin. The glands are attached to hair follicles, which are small holes in your skin that an individual hair grows out of.

If the plugged follicle is close to the surface of the skin, it bulges outwards, creating a whitehead Alternatively, the plugged follicle can be open to the skin, creating a blackhead.

Normally harmless bacteria that live on the skin can then contaminate and infect the plugged follicles, causing papules, pustules, nodules or cysts.

Acne - No matter how old you are, pimples, whiteheads and blackheads occur when sebum (oil) and dead skin cells plug the hair follicles, allowing bacteria to grow.
Acne - No matter how old you are, pimples, whiteheads and blackheads occur when sebum (oil) and dead skin cells plug the hair follicles, allowing bacteria to grow.
Type of acne
Type of Acne

Types of spots

There are six main types of spots caused by acne:

  • blackheads – small black or yellowish bumps that develop on the skin; they’re not filled with dirt but are black because the inner lining of the hair follicle produces pigmentation (colouring)
  • whiteheads – have a similar appearance to blackheads, but may be firmer and won’t empty when squeezed
  • papules – small red bumps that may feel tender or sore
  • pustules – similar to papules, but have a white tip in the centre, caused by a build-up of pus
  • nodules – large hard lumps that build up beneath the surface of the skin and can be painful
  • cysts – the most severe type of spots caused by acne; they’re large pus-filled lumps that look similar to boils and carry the greatest risk of causing permanent scarring

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If you have mild or moderate acne:

  • You’ll continue to be seen by your practitioner.
  • You’ll be booked in for treatments and also a review in four to six weeks time. This is when you can discuss how you’re finding the treatment and if you and your practitioner are happy with the results.

If you have severe acne:

  • You’ll be referred to one of our doctors for a consultation. The Doctor may recommend a prescription medicine if they believe it’s the best course of action for you.
  • After seeing the Doctor, you will be contacted by your practitioner to review the outcome of your appointments.

Six weeks later, you’ll have a progress review to ensure your treatment is achieving the expected results for you. Your acne will be re-assessed by your practitioner, or Doctor if required, and your product and/or treatment plan will be amended accordingly.

Acne spot types
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