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

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253 Reviews

Katherine F

Very good and relaxed procedure.

Posted 4 days ago

Rosie C

Was given a thorough consultation and treatment on the same day

Posted 4 days 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 6 days 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 week ago

Wendy K

I had a lot of choices for mole removal, but the customer service I received on the phone steered me to this clinic. My mole was removed on the day of my consultation by Dr Britt Vardy. She was very professional and answered all my questions and concerns. Very pleased, and looking forward to the result once it has healed!

Posted 1 week ago

Nicola F

Great experience with Dr Vardy, I was put at ease and lots of advice. Will be returning. Highly recommended.

Posted 1 week ago

Kelpie G

Dr Vardy was brilliant. Fast and pain free.

Posted 1 week ago

Max

Excellent communication and fast procedure. Highly recommended

Posted 1 week ago

Steve B

Super fast and very relaxing experience. Thanks

Posted 2 weeks ago

Elle

Really lovely consultation, listened to my need. The nurse and doctor were both great

Posted 2 weeks ago

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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 253 merchant reviews