If you have acne and it’s affecting your day to day life, one of our expert dermatologists will be able to examine your skin and recommend the best course of treatment for your condition.
The most common treatments for acne include:
Creams and lotions
There are a number of creams or lotions your dermatologist may prescribe. These include antibacterial medicines and lotions which can help to treat blackheads.
If your acne is severe, your dermatologist may prescribe a antibiotic such as tetracycline or trimethoprim. Most people find this treatment improves their acne within six months. In some cases if there is no improvement your dermatologist may prescribe a Vitamin A derived tablet such as Isotretinoin.
If you’d like to know more about acne, our health information page provides a complete overview of the causes, symptoms and treatments available.