TREATING ACNE AND ACNE SCARS IN WIMBLEDON.
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 Stratum Dermatology Clinics Wimbledon and Raynes Park 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 Wimbledon today.
What acne treatments are available at Stratum Clinic Wimbledon?
There are a wide range of acne treatments available in Wimbledon 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 more severe, chronic cases of acne where the symptoms have persisted over time, at Stratum Dermatology Clinic Wimbledon and Raynes Park, we offer a range of treatments to help both acne and acne scars.
Chemical peels work to gently remove the outer layer of the skin, stimulating new skin growth which helps to reduce oil, unblock pores, reduce blackheads and minimise acne breakouts. There are varying levels of chemical peel available. The superficial peel is the mildest form and is used to minimise acne breakouts by reducing blackheads, oiliness and unblocking pores. Medium chemical peels penetrate the skin deeper and are effective in reducing the appearance of acne scars.
Micro-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.
DURMALUX LED PHOTOTHERAPY
Dermalux ® LED Phototherapy is a multi-award winning treatment that combines clinically proven wavelengths of light delivered at therapeutic doses to naturally stimulate skin rejuvenation and resolve problem skin conditions. It is a non-invasive and pain free treatment option suitable for all skin types which has proven results in the treatment of acne. The light wavelengths activate cellular renewal and repair, fuel the manufacture of collagen and elastin, reduce inflammation and destroy acne causing bacteria. A course of treatment is advised.
”I have recently had the pleasure of using Stratum Clinic, and found them to have excellent customer service, from start to finish. As well as the treatment was perfect for me.A patientHad microdermabrasion treatment
I am happy to highly recommend them to anyone.
During your consultation at Stratum Dermatology Clinics Wimbledon and Raynes Park, 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 Wimbledon ,give us a call or fill out the online booking form and we will call you back.
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 treatment, 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 Raynes Park area of Wimbledon, Stratum Dermatology Clinics Wimbledon and Raynes Park is ideally located if you are looking for acne treatment or acne scar treatment in Wimbledon or the surrounding areas of Richmond, Twickenham or Mitcham. In easy reach from Balam, Fulham and Kingston Upon Thames, we are here to provide you with effective acne treatments.
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.
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0800 048 9230
Stratum Clinics Wimbledon & Raynes Park
Lambton Road Medical Centre
1 Lambton Road
The clinic can be accessed by rail, car, bus or by foot. The nearest train station is Raynes Park and the clinic is just short walk from the London bound platform. There is on street parking available and the local Waitrose has parking for up to two hours which is just around the corner.
We see patients from across London and Surrey. The clinic is easily accessible by train or the A3 from Surrey, Surbiton, Sutton, Kingston, New Malden, Croyden and further afield.
While appointments can be made available outside usual hours in special circumstances, our core hours are:
|Monday||8.30am – 8.00pm|
|Tuesday||8.30am – 8.00pm|
|Wednesday||8.30am – 8.00pm|
|Thursday||8.30am – 8.00pm|
|Friday||8:30am – 8.00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 1.00pm|
DR JANAKAN NATKUNARAJAH (DR JANA).
Qualifications: MBBS BSc MRCP MRCP (Derm)
Dr Jana is the Clinical Lead at Stratum Clinics Wimbledon and Raynes Park. He is also a Consultant Dermatologist at Kingston Hospital, appointed in 2011. He developed the dermatology service at Kingston and Raynes Park Health Centre and Community sites with excellent patient feedback.
Throughout his training he has won several prizes at the Royal Society of Medicine and the British Association of Dermatologists Annual Conference. He actively teaches dermatology to undergraduates and postgraduates and is involved in GP education with organising a GP skin club. He is currently the South London British Association of Dermatology Regional representative and is the co-editor of the Clinical and Experimental Dermatology Journal.
Dr Natkunarajah is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He is Educational Supervisor at Kingston for the Dermatology Trainees (2011- 2017).
Frequently asked questions
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.