Adult Acne

At Cosmedics, we see many patients in their 20's, 30's and 40's who are still really struggling with acne on a day to day basis. It can even recur in the 50's and late onset acne is especially an issue for those undergoing hormone changes (e.g. menopause) or stress.

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Symptoms of Acne

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  • Spots on the skin, ranging from mild blackheads and whiteheads to tender pus-filled pustules and cysts, which can become infected
  • Greasy skin due to excessive production of sebum
  • Usually occurs on the face, back and chest
  • Flushing (redness) or skin pigmentation, especially in darker skin types

Causes of Acne

  • Acne occurs where bacteria infect a hair follicle which has been blocked with excessive sebum, causing blackheads and whiteheads which then develop into full blown acne with spots and pustules
  • Genetic condition – tends to run in families (although not always)
  • Hormonal changes (e.g. puberty, menstrual cycle, menopause, pregnancy)
  • Environmental factors such as stress or exposure to pollution

Acne Treatment

There are effective treatments available which reduce and prevent the activity of the acne in order to stop the severe inflammation and pigmentation. Our treatments are designed to address the underlying problems of blocked pores, excessive oiliness, and inflammation / infection, whilst at the same time improving the overall texture and resilience of your skin.

Acne Scarring Treatment

Cosmedics Skin Clinics in London offers private acne treatment with a consultant dermatologist in our London clinic (Putney). Private prescriptions can be given with minimal waiting times. What’s more, our dermatologist can recommend other treatments which may be helpful alongside medication e.g. laser, peels, microdermabrasion. A structured programme of treatment for the acne which works from the inside (medication) as well as outside (skin treatments) can offer excellent results.

Treating the acne will prevent the appearance of long-lasting scars. Talk to Cosmedics about the next steps for you.

What our patients say

4.97 Average

259 Reviews

Natanya S

Really pleased with my experience from start to finish. I went for a procedure three days ago at the Bristol clinic. The receptionist was quick to call me back when I enquired about an appointment, and booked me in quickly. The waiting room was more like a visit to one of William the third's apartments at Hampton Court Palace. The really kind and friendly nurse helped to put me at ease before and during the procedure and made the experience less terrifying (I was very nervous)! And Dr Rhys Stevens also put made me feel relaxed and did a really good job, and pain free procedure. I'm very pleased with the results. Thank you!

Posted 1 day ago

Anonymous

Efficient, explained everything well, put me at ease and painless.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Clint

I had been shopping around to have some Facial Thread Vein work done and was feeling unsure about it. I had concerns due to my lack of knowledge about the procedure as I have never had anything like this done before. All the other places I contacted were not so helpful and just booked me in for a consultation. However I spoke to Helen at Cosmedics on the telephone and found her helpful and informative. She listened to my concerns and even offered suggestions. It is rare these days to receive a high level of friendly customer service but on this day I did receive it. I have since had the work done and happy so far as I only had it done two days ago. However my big thanks is to Helen for putting me in the right direction. Thanks Helen!

Posted 4 weeks ago

Anne

Good explanation, thorough treatment, pleasant clinic.

Posted 1 month ago

Sam

Fantastic: very quick, clean environment and professional but friendly staff. Thank you very much

Posted 1 month ago

Nicola F

Excellent advice and perfect results from Dr Vardy, put at ease and very happy.

Posted 1 month ago

Katherine F

Very good and relaxed procedure.

Posted 1 month ago

Rosie C

Was given a thorough consultation and treatment on the same day

Posted 1 month ago

Amanda P

Excellent service from start to finish. Dr Rhys Stevens and the nurse both made me feel at ease. Quick and painless procedure, should have had it done sooner.

Posted 1 month ago

Rochelle s

I was seen by Dr Brit Vardy for my mole removal. She was very good in explaining to me everything about the treatment. I am extremely satisfied with the service I received.

Posted 1 month ago

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Comments

4 thoughts on “Adult Acne

  1. I have had acne for years and I’m using skinorean cream which ain’t working.what else can I use as I feel nothing is working and I need to clear it as I feel unhappy.what can I do to get rid of it.

  2. Hi, I have tried many antibiotics and nothing has made my skin good permanently.

    I was wondering if you can supply the antibiotic accutane?

    Thank you!!

    1. Sorry we don’t offer Accutane specifically. Our consultant dermatologist does offer Prescription treatments including:
      Topical retinoids to treat blackheads, Topical antibiotics to tackle infection and pustules, Antibiotic tablets to reduce inflammation, Retinoid tablets to treat severe acne cysts as well as Pharmacy treatments including: Antiseptic creams, Anti-inflammatory creams, Antiseptic washing agents. More information at http://www.cosmedics.co.uk/skin-treatments/dermatology/

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Cosmedics Skin Clinics is rated 4.97 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 259 merchant reviews