Taking action to control your acne as soon as possible is important to avoid permanent scarring and reduce any embarrassment you feel. Dermatologists are experts in treating and managing skin conditions, and acne doesn’t have to control your life.
Acne is a common skin condition, and most of us at some point in our lives will experience acne and spots. If your acne is mild, there are many over the counter treatments which can help, but if you have resistant, moderate or severe acne, it can be embarrassing and stressful, while physically and mentally affecting your daily life.
Acne Fact: More than 75% of our acne patients were not aware that they could have qualified for the most effective acne treatment at the start of their journey!
A dermatologically recommended acne management plan can give you back your confidence, find out if you are suitable for advanced acne treatment here, with Roaccutane (Accutane) also known as isotretinoin.
What is the main cause of Acne?
Acne is caused when the small hair follicles become blocked with too much sebum and dead skin cells, the role of skin bacteria is not fully understood. The blocking causes spots and acne, which range from blackheads, whiteheads, papules and pustules and can lead to severe acne and include lesions such as nodules and cysts.
Acne Fact: 80% of our acne-cure patients are acne free by week 16 of their advanced treatment with Roaccutane.
While many teenagers suffer from acne, adult acne is caused by the same factors. Mature acne (25+ years) affects a large proportion of the female population, but only 3% of males have acne beyond the age of 40.
What do dermatologists prescribe for Acne?
At Diamond AcneCure, our dermatologists specialise in treating facial and back acne for teenagers and adults. No matter how long you have had acne, under the close supervision of our acne specialist team and dermatologist you can start to see results within 4 weeks.
Acne Fact: Studies show that around 90% of those using Roaccutane (Isotretinoin) for acne are spot free within 16 weeks.
The acne treatment our dermatologists use is Isotretinoin (Roaccutane) which delivers the highest response rate. Isotretinoin is an oral drug proven to cure acne. It works by targeting the most important factors that cause acne, including the production of sebum and the bacteria that contribute to acne.
A course Isotretinoin (Roaccutane) tablets will range from 3-6 months for most people, and due to the type of drug, expert monitoring by a dermatologist is required.
Getting a diagnosis and the right Acne treatment
Most people can correctly identify acne. A dermatologist will be able to quickly confirm the severity and type of acne by examining your skin and after a consultation can confirm what treatment is most suitable.
While acne may not pose a serious risk to your overall health, severe acne can be painful and cause scarring. Getting acne treated early through a dermatologist, will minimise your chances of suffering any long term scarring.
If acne is causing you emotional distress and affecting your self-esteem, call us on 01603 819125 or book online for a face-to-face consultation where one of our expert dermatologists can create a personalised acne treatment plan for you.