Acne can be one of the most distressing dermatological conditions to suffer from.
It typically affects younger men and women, during puberty, at a time when they are looking to find a partner and can be particularly distressing psychologically. Although it is often associated with adolescents, it can also relatively commonly affect older adults. It is normally managed by your GP using a combination of topical skin care products and prescription antibiotics. Occasionally, in severe cases, it can also be treated with a drug called Roaccutane under the supervision of a consultant dermatologist. Conventional antibiotic treatment or specialist treatment by a dermatologist is the mainstay of treatment for this condition. Occasionally, if you have a less severe form of acne, or if you do not wish to undergo conventional drug treatment, a treatment called Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) can help improve some of the symptoms.