At Hazelhill Family Practice we offer all acne treatments, including Roaccutane.
Acne can be treated without having to attend the hospital.
What is acne?
Acne is a very common skin condition. We generally describe blackheads and whiteheads and pus-filled spots as being characteristics of acne.
A lot of people get worried about an outbreak, but at Hazelhill Family Practice we have treated a wide range of patients suffering from this condition – from teenagers to adults. Typically acne starts at puberty and the level of severity can vary from person to person.
Some people experience a few spots on the face, neck, back or chest (which is common in most adolescents), while others experience a more severe level of acne which can cause scarring and impact on self-confidence. In most cases, acne tends to resolve by the late teens or early twenties, however it can persist for longer with some people.
How is acne diagnosed?
It is usually straightforward to recognise acne, through the appearance of spots or blackheads and their distribution across the face, neck, back etc. It is however worth noting that there are several different varieties of acne. At Hazelhill Family Practice we can tell patients what type of acne they have after examining their skin.
Can acne be cured?
In short, no. Unfortunately there is no ‘cure’ for acne at present. However there are a number of different treatments for acne we use that can effectively prevent the formation of spots and scarring.
How is acne treated?
Some people use over-the-counter products to assist with their acne treatment. In cases where this does not help, then many people like to seek further medical advice. At Hazelhill Family Practice we have extensive experience in treating acne. Most of the treatments last for a period of 4 – 6 months.
The different type of treatments we provide include:
- Topical treatments - applied directly to the skin.
- Oral antibiotics – tablets which are taken on a regular basis during the treatment phase.
- Oral contraceptive pills.
- Roaccutane (also known as Isotretinoin capsules).
How do I make an appointment at Hazelhill Family Practice?
To book your Acne Treatment appointment at Hazelhill Family Practice click here.
You can also call the Hazelhill Family Practice on 094 9630091.