While acne is easy to diagnose because of the characteristic spots that develop, there are multiple types and you’ll need to speak to a doctor to find out which kind you have.
Although there’s currently no cure for acne, there’s a range of treatments that can be highly effective in managing the condition, prevent new spots from forming and minimise the danger of scarring.
In severe cases, a doctor can prescribe medication like antibiotics, retinoids and isotretinoin to help. However, those with an especially large number of inflamed or painful spots may need to be referred to a specialist dermatologist.
If you’re suffering with severe acne, our GPs can diagnose the type of acne you have and if needed, prescribe medication, advise on the best acne treatment or refer you on to a specialist for further specialist treatment.