ACNE TREATMENT IN CHELTENHAM

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TREATING ACNE AND ACNE SCARS IN CHELTENHAM.

Everything you need to know.

Our dermatology experts at Stratum Dermatology Clinics Cheltenham have a wealth of experience in the management of all types of acne in both children and adults, as well as the assessment and treatment of acne scarring.

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ACNE TREATMENTS FOR ALL TYPES OF ACNE

With different types of acne and acne scarring, your acne dermatologist will recommend treatment programmes that will naturally vary to get the best result for your acne. These will range from chemical peeling through to laser treatments for acne scars.

Usually we aim to suppress the inflammation until the acne disappears as very often acne will get better itself as part of the natural healing process. Treatment may involve lotions or tablets such as antibiotics or hormone suppression, in the form of a contraceptive pill for females. These treatments work by reducing the number of bacteria on the skin and removing dead skin cells which help to unblock hair follicles. Our consultant dermatologists can prescribe these treatments, which can take a couple of months to demonstrate results, so it is important to be patient and follow the treatment course even if no immediate results are visible.

As well as prescription treatments, we also offer a range of acne treatments to compliment this approach:

Chemical Peel Acne Treatments

Chemical peels work by gently removing the outer layer of the skin. This stimulates new skin growth which helps to reduce oil, unblock pores, reduce blackheads and minimise acne breakouts. There are different strengths or levels of chemical peel available.

Micro-needling (SkinPen) Acne Treatment

Micro-needling treats acne scars through stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in smoother skin after treatment. Tiny sterile probes puncture the skin in order to induce the production of collagen.

Dermalux LED Phototherapy Treatment

Dermalux ® LED Phototherapy is a multi-award winning acne skin treatment that combines clinically proven wavelengths of light delivered at therapeutic doses to naturally stimulate skin rejuvenation and resolve problem skin conditions.

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DID YOU KNOW YOUR DIET CAN AFFECT YOUR SKIN?

Growing up can be hard on your skin. 80% of teenagers suffer from some form of acne skin condition. Interestingly, studies how that foods can have an impact on your skin and can cause acne flare-ups. The most topical is of course dairy products which have been studied to find out if they can cause or irritate acne. These studies show that dairy can inflame acne, however this is a case-by-case basis and there is no overall dietary rule.

Sugars too, can cause issues with skin irritation and sugary foods should be eaten in moderation and you should monitor your acne when consuming these types of foods.

The big question is around how drinking water can help with your acne. Drinking water helps to hydrate skin and support your immune system. Additionally, this regulates blood-sugar levels, which will help your skin when eating sugary foods. Water helps the body to flush out toxins which often contributes to reducing skin conditions such as acne.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Will acne go away on its own?

Acne affects most people at some point during their lives and will usually go away on its own, usually during teenage years. If acne is still prevalent in adulthood, treatment may be needed to help to control acne or to help reduce acne scarring.

Can acne be cured?

Yes it can. Whilst most cases of acne get better over time, for more sever disease that hasn’t responded well to medical measures, a cure is a possibility. Stronger medications can bring about permanent resolution in many cases of acne so if you are concerned about your acne, get in touch today.

Are acne scars permanent?

Scars are part of the skin’s natural healing process after it has been damaged and in the case of acne, are caused by picking at spots on the face. Most acne scars will fade on their own, however for persistent scarring, we offer a range of treatments to reduce the appearance of scarring such as fractional laser resurfacing and medical skin needling.

What can I do to help my acne?

Things you can do yourself to help clear up acne include:

Washing the face once or twice a day with a mild soap and warm water. It is important not to over wash the face as this can irritate the skin.

Wash your hair regularly and keep it off your face

Try not to wear too much make up and make sure it is completely removed before going to bed.

Should I be squeezing my spots?

No. Squeezing spots can cause long lasting scarring.

Does toothpaste help to clear spots?

It is not recommended to put toothpaste on your spots to help get rid of them. Even though toothpaste is anti-bacterial, it also contains substances which can damage or irritate your skin, making acne symptoms worse. Book a consultation with one of our expert dermatologists who can advise you on the right treatment for your skin.

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OUR EXPERTS ACNE DERMATOLOGIST DR ADAM FRIEDMANN ANSWERS YOUR ACNE QUESTIONS

WHY TREAT YOUR ACNE AT STRATUM DERMATOLOGY CLINIC CHELTENHAM?

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the UK, and we know how much acne and acne scars can damage self-confidence. Working with leading experts in the field of dermatology to ensure you have the best experience and acne treatment opportunities, we pride ourselves on our successful and comprehensive range of acne treatments where people have the ability to choose what’s best for them and gain that confidence back.

Located in the heart of Cheltenham, Stratum Dermatology Clinics Cheltenham is ideally located if you are looking for acne treatment or acne scar treatment in Gloucestershire or Worcestershire. In easy reach from Tewkesbury, Ledbury and Hereford, we are here to provide you with effective acne treatments.

All Stratum Dermatology Clinics are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, are part of the British Association of Dermatologists and are top rated by patients on Doctify. Both Stratum Dermatology Clinics and the consultants who work here are recognised by the main healthcare insurance providers.

OUR CHELTENHAM ACNE CLINIC

FINDING US

Stratum Clinics Cheltenham
5 Ormond Terrace
Cheltenham
GL50 1HR

The clinic can be accessed by rail, car, bus or by foot. The nearest car park is in the Regent’s Arcade, just a few minutes’ walk from the clinic. There is also on street parking available and disabled bays.

CONTACT DETAILS

0800 048 9230

020 3965 2041

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OPENING HOURS

While appointments can be made available outside usual hours in special circumstances, our core hours are:

Monday 8.30am – 6.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 7.00pm
Thursday 8.30am – 7.00pm
Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday 10.00am – 3.00pm
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Dr Adam Friedmann

CONSULTANT DERMATOLOGIST
Qualifications: MB BS 1997 University of London
GMC 4425665

Dr Friedmann is a UK-trained Dermatologist who trained at King’s College School of Medicine, London. He has worked at many of London’s teaching hospitals including King’s College, St Georges, Hammersmith, Barts and the London and the Royal Free Hospitals.Dr Friedmann is Chief Medical Officer of The Dermatology Partnership and Clinical Director of the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic.

With more than a decade’s experience in the field, Dr Friedmann has conducted and published research on skin cancer at the Melanoma Institute in Sydney, Australia and has been a consultant since 2008.

Dr Friedmann consults on all general dermatology in both adults and children, and will treat conditions such as acne, eczema, allergy and psoriasis. His special interests include emergency dermatology, skin cancer, moles and blistering conditions.

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HEAR FROM OUR CHELTENHAM PATIENTS

I am very pleased not only with the Doctor I had my acne consultation with, but all of the staff I met at the Stratum Clinics Cheltenham. I highly and unreservedly recommend this clinic for acne treatment. 

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