Acne is the most common of all skin diseases, affecting around 89% of 17 year olds. This type of Acne, Acne Vulgaris is often defined as a ‘self limiting’ disease, involving the sebaceous gland, and often resolves itself as hormones settle.
However we are seeing more and more adults presenting with a more ‘hormonally mediated’ Acne, which can be devastating, when it occurs for the first time in our late twenties and early thirties. There is no settling period for this type of Acne and clinical intervention is usually required.
There are several different types of acne and it is essential that accurate assessment and diagnosis is reached in the early stages. Often, if not treated succesfully, additional repercussions, associated with damaged skin, pigmentation and scarring, can add further distress.
Often traditional ways of treating Acne can prove disappointing and sufferes try treatment after treatment and cream after cream, in an attemp to eradicate the problem. This can sometimes increase problems, over stripping the skin and irritating it further. Millions of acne sufferers endure the physical and psychological effects of acne, and millions of pounds are spent trying to treat it. Most of the over the counter products do not work because their contents are weak and in many cases create more problems that they resolve.
Acne is a complex disease not only of secretions but also of texture and colour and it is only after careful assesment and a planned programme of treatments and home care support, that a positive result can be achieved.
Our Acne Programme is extremely successful, with our patient results speaking for themselves. We are proud of the results we achieve and the difference it makes to our patients lives.