Spots and acne can ruin your confidence and self-esteem. Untreated severe acne can also lead to permanent scarring. In the Acne & Spots Treatment Programme, the first crucial step to clearer skin begins with an individualised, in-depth assessment to diagnose the cause of spots. Not all spots are due to acne and getting your skin assessed by a qualified medical professional is crucial to the correct diagnosis and treatment. As a Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Nicole has specialist experience in treating a range of skin conditions and has an in-depth knowledge of the skin which is important in treating acne and spots. Her focus is always on determining the reasons behind your spots and using a combination of treatment approaches to devise a treatment programme that will deliver the best possible long-term results. The Acne & Spots Treatment Programme is tailored to your individual needs and may include prescription medications, chemical peels, specialist skin care products, laser treatments and/or other device-based procedures. If you are considering laser-based treatments, this can be discussed and incorporated, but with an additional cost.
- Delivered by a Consultant Dermatologist who has an interest in both medical and cosmetic dermatology
- Specialist experience in treating hundreds of acne and rosacea patients
- Comprehensive, individualised approach to address all underlying factors to your problem
- Combination treatment approaches in a step-by-step regime to ensure good, lasting results
- No GP referral required
Understanding acne and spots
Acne occurs when sebaceous glands in your skin produce too much natural oil (sebum). This sebum mixes with dead skin cells and blocks hair follicles which are tiny holes in the skin. Bacteria can then infect the blocked follicles causing spots and cysts. There are many causes behind acne including puberty, hormones, genetics, medications, diet and smoking. Adult acne is more common in women due to hormonal factors and acne also runs in families.
Not all spots are acne
At Dr Nicole Dermatology, we understand that some spots are not caused by acne and should therefore be treated in a different way. Rosacea, skin infections, viruses, skin allergies and other health conditions can all be the underlying cause of spots. Determining the causes of acne and spots is at the heart of your consultation and is just one of the reasons why it is so important to get your skin assessed by a dermatology specialist. Dr Nicole will assess your skin and determine any health or lifestyle factors that may contribute to your condition. She will then develop an individualised treatment programme designed just for you and talk through it in detail. You will have the chance to ask questions and voice any concerns – we will always provide professional, honest and comprehensive answers.