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Treating Acne and Acne Scars in Harley Street, London.

Everything you need to know.

If you have already tried over the counter remedies and spoken to your pharmacist for advice on acne treatment or acne scar treatment, but your acne is still causing you problems, we can help. Our dermatology experts at The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic 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.

We help hundreds of patients each month and we pride ourselves on our successful and comprehensive range of treatments, allowing you to choose what’s best for you to clear your skin and regain your confidence. During your consultation, our dermatologists will advise on the most appropriate acne treatment option for you. Book a consultation with our acne experts in Harley Street London today.

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What acne treatments are available at the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic?

There are a wide range of acne treatments available in Harley Street, London, depending on the severity and location of your acne. We will often recommend a staged approach over a period of time, where each stage will produce an incremental enhancement which together will produce a worthwhile, sustained improvement. Your expert dermatology consultant will explain all of your treatment options and help you to decide the best programme for you.
The first line of treatment is usually 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 either reducing the number of bacteria on the skin or removing dead skin cells which help to unblock hair follicles which have become plugged. Our consultant dermatologists are able to 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.

In addition to prescription medication and lotions, the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic is also able to offer Medical Skin Needling through the SkinPen. Medical skin needling through the use of the SkinPen 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. The probes enter the skin vertically without tearing or scratching the tissue, this triggers a wound healing response and new cells to be formed. Visible signs of improvement will be seen 6-8 weeks after treatment and continue for up to a year. A course of 3-5 sessions at 6-8 week intervals is usually recommended.

During your consultation at the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic, your condition will be assessed by a consultant dermatologist and all suitable treatment options will be discussed with you. To book an acne consultation in Harley Street, give us a call or fill out the online booking form and we will call you back.

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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. We pride ourselves on our successful and comprehensive range of treatments where people have the ability to choose what’s best for them and gain that confidence back.

Located on Harley Street in the heart of London, and only a short walk from Marylebone train station, Baker Street tube station and Regents Park tube station, the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic is ideally placed to treat your acne or acne scars. We work with leading experts in the field of dermatology to ensure you have the best experience and treatment.

Stratum 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.

The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic is part of Stratum Dermatology Clinics which 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.

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0800 048 9230


Stratum Clinics Harley Street
(also known as The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic)
35 Devonshire Place

The clinic can be accessed by public transport, on foot or by car. There is on street parking around the Harley Street district. The nearest tube stations are Regent’s Park and Baker Street.


0800 048 9230

020 3322 7852

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

Monday8am – 6pm
Tuesday8am – 6pm
Wednesday8am – 6pm
Thursday8am – 6pm
Friday8am – 6pm
Saturday10am – 2pm

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, acne can be cured. Whist most cases of acne get better over time, for more sever disease that hasn’t responded to simple 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 ongoing 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 acne cysts, often worsened by patients picking at spots on the face. Most acne scars will improve over time, but 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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