You shouldn’t put up with acne
The London Dermatologist » Acne
by Digital Results
3y ago
There is no need to suffer. Acne is an entirely treatable condition and most people can be totally cleared on the right therapy. Finding the right treatment may take some time, and unfortunately not every person’s acne responds to the same approach. Even on the right treatment acne tends to take a few weeks to really improve. If you don’t do well after a few weeks then it is time to try something else. Try and live a healthy lifestyle, with enough sleep, a healthy diet, absolutely no cigarettes, and a sensible consumption of alcohol. Beyond this don’t worry too much about changing your diet or ..read more
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What is the most effective and powerful treatment for your acne?
The London Dermatologist » Acne
by Digital Results
3y ago
The most effective and powerful treatment for acne is an oral medication called isotretinoin, which goes by the brand name Roaccutane or Accutane (in the USA). This treatment will typically completely clear acne within about 4-6 months and can then often be stopped. Acne usually then either completely stays away or clears for a long time, particularly if a gel or cream is used to maintain the improvement. In about one-in-three people acne comes back, but usually does so gradually and after a delay of months or years. Treatment with isotretinoin can be repeated, and it can even be used, (under ..read more
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Use an effective topical treatment for acne
The London Dermatologist » Acne
by Digital Results
3y ago
Topical treatments include gels and creams that are applied to the skin. They can be an excellent way to treat acne and may be all you need. The most effective topical treatments are available only on prescription , although for mild acne over the counter benzoyl peroxide-containing creams or nicotinamide may help. If using benzoyl peroxide then chose the lowest percentage strength you can find – 2.5% is as effective as anything higher, but higher percentage creams are more likely to cause skin irritation. Always remember that creams are designed to prevent spots and do not work so well on act ..read more
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Acne is a teenage problem they say
The London Dermatologist » Acne
by Digital Results
3y ago
Well this is wrong. Unfortunately acne often continues into adult life, especially in women. Whilst most young men with acne find that is clears up in their twenties, in women it often goes in to the thirties and beyond. In fact one in twenty women aged forty still has acne. Adult females with acne typically develop more deep-seated spots, often in the lower-third of the face and the jawline. Most women with acne experience a worsening in the week before the menstrual period, as hormone levels in the body rise. We know hormones are important in acne, particularly testosterone. Testosterone dri ..read more
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What is it with antibiotics and acne?
The London Dermatologist » Acne
by Digital Results
3y ago
Acne is not an infection and it’s not in the least bit contagious. So what is the deal with antibiotics? Well to be honest as a dermatologist, I wish we didn’t still have to rely on courses of antibiotics to treat acne. It’s a slight frustration to me that the profession and the pharmaceutical industry has not come up with alternatives to treat this common and upsetting condition. We’re trying as a doctors to reduce the use of antibiotics, but we need alternatives. The fact is that in acne they often work well and get things under control within a few weeks, especially when used with the right ..read more
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Busting acne myths
The London Dermatologist » Acne
by Digital Results
3y ago
No one should have to put up with acne. It can be upsetting, painful, cause embarrassment, reduce confidence and it can scar. But is it treatable and almost everyone with acne can be cleared with the right help. What causes acne? Acne is not caused by lack of washing, greasy hair, dirt, food allergy, chocolate or too much or too little sex. It is caused by activity of the oil glands, especially on the face back and chest. This activity is controlled by hormones, which explains why acne often starts in adolescence, when hormone levels rise. It is also caused by overgrowth of skin inside the hai ..read more
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I’m a Grown Woman. I Shouldn’t Still Have Acne!
The London Dermatologist » Acne
by Digital Results
3y ago
If you are an adult in your twenties, thirties, forties and are still getting painful spots, you are not alone. Far from it. And for grown women, acne is all too common. In fact acne is seen in one-third of women in their thirties and one in eight women in their forties. My oldest acne patient was 76. But the good news is that treatments are available, and that they are safe and effective. The sebaceous or oil gland is the key to acne. Sebaceous glands are most numerous on the face, back and chest, which is why acne occurs commonly at these sites. Sebaceous glands are exquisitely sensitive to ..read more
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