Dermatology: Acne2018-09-21T10:38:07+00:00

 Acne Vulgaris

  • Conditions Treated


  • Treatable Areas

    Face, neck, back and chest

  • Practitioner
  • Downtime

    There will be no downtime

  • Your Specialist

Dr Jennifer Crawley

Consultant Dermatologist
Dermatology Specialist

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Acne is a very common skin condition characterised by comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and pus-filled spots (pustules).

Acne signs and symptoms

It usually starts at puberty and varies in severity. It ranges from a few spots on the face, neck, back and chest to a more significant problem that may cause scarring and impact on self-confidence. For the majority, it tends to resolve by the late teens or early twenties, but it can persist for longer in some people.

Acne can develop for the first time in people in their late twenties or even in their thirties. It can run in families, but most cases are sporadic and occur for unknown reasons.

We aim our dermatology treatment of acne at prevention of new spots and reduction in the risk of scarring.

Acne self-care

We suggest you use make-up products that are oil-free or water- based. Choose products that are ‘non-comedogenic’.

Cleanse your skin and remove makeup with a mild soap or a gentle cleanser and water, or an oil-free soap substitute. Scrubbing too hard can irritate the skin and make your acne worse.

Acne treatment

Dermatology acne treatments fall into the following broad groups:

  • Topical treatments: those that we apply directly to the skin
  • Oral therapy: including antibiotics and Isotretinoin therapy

Most treatments take two to four months to produce their greatest effect.

Contact us for an acne treatment consultation

During your consultation at Clinica London, we’ll take a full history and perform a full assessment of your skin.  We’ll give you a treatment plan, based on the severity of your acne and then review at the correct time to assess your progress.

Talk to us about your options on 020 7935 7990

The best way to figure out whether this is something for you is to give us a call. We can answer any questions you have about dermatology and help you clarify which treatment options are best for you.

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Video: Treatment options for acne explained

“What I loved most was her willingness to take my knowledge of my disease and experience into consideration. I am very impressed and feel lucky to be in her care.”
Fiona M.
“Dr. Crawley is always in such a good mood and always does her utmost to help. Best doctor I have ever seen!”
Matthew K.
“Dr. Crawley has a wonderful manner, is clearly knowledgeable and is an asset to the hospital.”
Lisa A.
“It was a pleasure to be there, the premises are excellent and the professionalism and care that was extended to me were equally excellent. I can’t fault any part of the process whatsoever and am pleased that the procedure seems to have been successful.”
Rob Swallow


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