What Causes Acne?

Acne is characterised by spots on the body’s oily areas, such as the face, hairline, and back, which contain sebum. It’s caused by an excessive amount of natural oils in the skin, which clog the small passages that connect oil-producing glands to the skin’s surface. These clogged glands trigger bumps or marks, which can become infected and become hot, and sore. Acne lesions are often found to be filled with pus.

Consultdoc GP’s can diagnose acne by looking at your skin. Your treatment of acne will be based on how severe your acne is, as there are different types of treatment depending on the severity. Different types of acne can also take longer to treat. The doctor will try to get rid of your acne to help prevent new areas from appearing. The sooner you begin therapy, the fewer scars you will get.

Some of the treatments available to you by consulting with us online will include a private prescription of topical or oral medication. You can also arrange a follow-up review of your treatment to assess how well your acne has improved. In the most severe cases, Consultdoc GP can refer you to a specialist dermatologist for further treatment if your acne has not improved despite treatment.

I would advise you not to wash your skin more than twice a day and only use a mild soap. Use less makeup and remove your makeup before going to sleep.

For further advice or assistance with any other health-related condition or concerns, speak to one of our doctors at a time that is totally convenient to you. 

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