Types of acne we treat

There are many types of facial acne and we can treat them all. Whether you suffer from the occasional breakout to more severe cystic acne, our treatments our personalized for all skin types.

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Our Medicines

ADAPALENE

Adapalene is a topical retinoid treatment used to decrease the number of acne pimples and quick healing of pimples that do appear. Adapalene also reduces swelling and inflammation caused by acne.

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  • acne

  • inflammation

  • dark spots

  • wrinkles

  • smoother skin

NIACINAMIDE

Niacinamide (also known as nicotinamide or nicotinic acid) is an active form of vitamin B3.

Niacinamide has been shown to improve fine lines and wrinkles; reduce hyperpigmentation such as age spots; and also increase ceramide production, leading to greater hydration of the skin.

  • acne

  • inflammation

  • dark spots

  • wrinkles

  • firmer skin

  • smoother skin

  • clogged pores

BENZOYL PEROXIDE

Benzoyl Peroxide is a drug that works to destroy the acne causing bacteria that create blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples. Benzoyl Peroxide works in three ways, killing bacteria, reducing inflammation, and unplugging blocked pores.

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  • acne

CLINDAMYCIN

Clindamycin is an antibiotic used to stop the multiplication of bacteria known to cause spots through acne. Clindamycin also helps decrease the swelling that acne causes.

  • acne

AZELAIC ACID

Azelaic acid attacks bacterium called Propionibacterium acnes, which play an essential part in causing acne. Azelaic acid also acts to reduce the growth of the harder outermost skin cells that block pores and cause blackheads and whiteheads.

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  • acne

  • inflammation

  • dark spots

  • wrinkles

  • firmer skin

  • clogged pores

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Acne Information

WHAT IS ACNE?

Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point. It causes spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that's hot or painful to touch.

Acne most commonly develops on the:

  • face – this affects almost everyone with acne
  • back – this affects more than half of people with acne
  • chest – this affects about 15% of people with acne

Types of spots

There are six main types of spots caused by acne:

  • blackheads – small black or yellowish bumps that develop on the skin; they're not filled with dirt, but are black because the inner lining of the hair follicle produces pigmentation (coloring)
  • whiteheads – have a similar appearance to blackheads, but may be firmer and won't empty when squeezed
  • papules – small red bumps that may feel tender or sore
  • pustules – similar to papules, but have a white tip in the center, caused by a build-up of pus
  • nodules – large hard lumps that build up beneath the surface of the skin and can be painful
  • cysts – the most severe type of spot caused by acne; they're large pus-filled lumps that look similar to boils and carry the greatest risk of causing permanent scarring

Meet our medical team

  • Dr Marie-Louise Daly

    Consultant Dermatologist - GMC Number: 6128655

  • Naureen Walji

    Pharmacist
    GPhC Number: 2066151

  • Mary Ryan

    Pharmacist
    GPhC Number: 2213341

Meet the team