Following the announcement on Saturday 31st October, Diamond Skincare will remain open during the second lockdown as a clinically led facility for consultations and treatment. We continue to have measures in place within our clinic to ensure safety of both our patients and staff.
Have you been using an acne treatment that doesn’t work?
As an acne sufferer, you may have spent many months trying different creams and tablets. Your acne treatment might have produced some or no response. Nearly half of all such patients in our practice reported never seeing a dermatologist. They felt therefore, that they did not have enough information to make the right decision for their acne treatment.
As a result, most patients tried make up, peels, diet changes and herbal remedies before taking decisive action with Diamond Acne Cure. More than 75% were not aware that they could have qualified for the most effective acne treatment at the start of their journey!
Acne treatment that works for you
The British Association of Dermatologists website offers an excellent summary of facts and myths about acne treatment. Diamond AcneCure uses Isotretinoin (Roaccutane) to deliver the highest response rate. We couple this with close supervision under an acne specialist team and dermatologist. No matter how long you have had acne, you start to see results within 4 weeks. We find the programme typically delivers 80% skin clearance in 4 months for many people. Not surprisingly, a whole new sense of confidence comes with this
What’s different about our acne treatment clinics?
Typical before and after result
Acne treatment is conducted by expert dermatologists
Our central office books monthly consultations with the dermatologist during your acne treatment plan. At each appointment your consultant will carry out short skin examinations to monitor your progress. On some visits the nurse will take blood samples. Your dermatologist uses the blood results to make sure you are on the right dosage regime. If you are female, she will also undertake a pregnancy test at each of your appointments. Your dermatologist will guide your dosage and treatment length. The specialist determines this based on your weight, acne severity and response throughout the programme.
Am I Suitable for Acne Treatment?
You qualify to start Acne Treatment within a week if you can answer YES to all of the below:
- I can confirm I am NOT pregnant/planning to be pregnant in the next 6 months.
- I can confirm I am NOT breastfeeding.
- I can confirm I have NOT taken any antibiotics in the last 4 weeks or allergic to any antibiotics.
- I can confirm I am NOT allergic to soya.
In addition it is preferable you are established on some form of contraception for the duration of the course.
When you attend your Acne Treatment consultation
The specialist will assesses your medical background and acne severity. He/She then describes all suitable acne treatment plans. Many patients enquire about the the details of taking Isotretinoin (Roaccutane/Accutane) so the consultant covers all this information. The FAQs below address some common questions. You can also read the official Roaccutane advice here. Should you wish to start the Diamond AcneCure programme, then the nurse takes your baseline blood tests and a clinical photograph . Since dosage is weight dependent, she also weighs you. If you are female, she performs a pregnancy test at the same time.
Within 7 working days, you are able to start your acne treatment!
What happens during the AcneCure programme?
Throughout your programme, we remain in contact with you by telephone or email to answer any concerns or queries regarding your acne treatment.
We arrange monthly follow ups as you improve. The visits are to monitor tolerance and dose adjustment as required. Your can book your next appointments on the day of your consultation, or later over the phone, by email or online booking.
For females, we confirm a negative pregnancy test every month. For all patients, the team ensures blood tests at week 1, 4, 12 and 20. The client services team arranges your medication on a monthly basis. This is delivered either at the clinic or to your home address.
Is my GP kept informed?
The client services team delivers a written record of each of your consultations. A copy is also forwarded to your GP unless you request otherwise. The consultant updates you by letter on the blood test results as required.
How do Isotretinoin/Roaccutane capsules work?
Isotretinoin capsules help acne by reducing the amount of natural oil made by your skin so blocked pores are less likely. The medicine also kills the bacteria that cause acne, and relieves redness and soreness.
How long does it take to work?
Your acne may get worse when you first start treatment but will then normally start to improve after 3 – 4 weeks.
How long will treatment last?
A treatment course usually lasts for 6 months. Acne will normally keep improving for up to 8 weeks after stopping treatment.
Most people have clear skin at month 4 of the treatment & flares stop completely at 6 months.
Very few will need another round of treatment.
What if the treatment doesn't work?
Roaccutane has a 100% response rate after 6 months. For 90% of patients their acne does not return. Only 10% see a return, but this is usually years later. There is no limit to how many times Roaccutane can be used in a lifetime
What if my acne comes back?
Only 10% see a return, but this is usually years later. There is no limit to how many times Roaccutane can be used in a lifetime
Will it affect my fertility?
Roaccutane does NOT reduce a man or woman’s fertility.
For women, it’s safe to try for a baby from 6 weeks after treatment.
Can I donate blood while taking Roaccutane?
Don’t donate blood while taking Roaccutane and for at least 1 month after stopping. If your blood is given to a pregnant woman, it may harm her unborn baby.
Can I drink alcohol with it?
It’s best to avoid alcohol while taking Isotretinoin capsules, or at least keep the amount you drink to a minimum. This is because there’s a risk of damage to your liver – and that your cholesterol levels will increase. However these are monitored during your treatment.
If you do drink, try not to drink more than the recommended guidelines of up to 14 units of alcohol a week. A standard glass of wine (175ml) is 2 units. A pint of lager or beer is usually 2 to 3 units of alcohol.
I was bit unsure about starting the treatment. However, from the start everything has been very positive and any issues have been dealt with very well. I would highly recommend this treatment to others and results.
Dr Rallan was a great Clinician and the nurse was very nice and supportive. I was very happy with the treatment and the support. Great service, would absolutely recommend.
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Of our customers said the clinician gave them sufficient time to answer questions and concerns, and we were polite and empathetic.
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