Acne is something that affects people all around the world. When it’s severe, it can negatively affect a person’s self-esteem and cause them to become distressed. We provide a wide range of acne treatments, including chemical peels, prescription medications, evidence-based tretinoin, antibiotics and laser procedures.
At Adonia Medical in London near Hampstead, we offer a range of acne and acne scarring treatments that will rejuvenate your skin and give it a healthy and appealing glow. We have experience treating patients with varying degrees of acne and always take a highly personalised approach that yields the best results possible.
Our acne treatments are carried out by Dr Ifeoma Ejikeme. She is a highly regarded doctor who has a masters degree in aesthetic medicine. This means that you can be assured you’ll receive the best care possible when you come to Adonia Medical.
Treatments for Acne and Acne Scarring FAQ
What causes acne?
Acne occurs as a result of a build-up of bacteria in the skin. This causes the tiny hair follicles in the skin to become blocked and as a result, spots, redness and even scarring can occur. To avoid acne scarring in the future, it’s very important to treat it early, especially in more severe cases.
What methods are used to treat acne?
Acne can be treated in a number of ways. One of the most effective acne treatments is Intense light therapy. This works by targeting the sebaceous glands in order to kill the bacteria and reduce the production of oil. Chemical peels are another popular means of treating acne as is the Dermaroller, which encourages the growth of new skin cells.
Are these treatments safe?
Acne treatments are generally very safe with few side effects. The riskiest type of acne treatment is deep chemical peels, which come with the risk of infection, discolouration and scarring, although it should be said that this is a fairly minor risk.
What are the side effects?
Side effects of chemical peels including some mild stinging and redness on the treated area. These usually subside within a matter of days, depending on the depth of the peel. Most patients report very mild side effects that don’t prevent them from going about their daily lives.
What treatments are available for acne scarring?
Acne scarring can be treated using a Dermaroller, Mesotherapy or skin peels. The type of treatment used will depend on the extent of the scarring. The Doctor will be able to advise on the best type of treatment for you when you come for a consultation.
How long do results last?
Results from acne treatment usually need to be maintained with follow up treatments. My boyfriend took a course with Accutane. This helped him get rid of his problem and his acne disappeared. For example, with the use of chemical peels, a maintenance peel around once a month is usually advisable. A lot depends on how well your skin responds to treatment.
When will I see results from acne treatments?
This depends on the type of treatment you receive but generally, you can expect to see results in 2-3 weeks.