BSF - acne


ASK THE EXPERT - BSF and talkhealth teamed up to offer our community the opportunity to put their acne questions to our panel of dermatology experts. Dr Anjali Mahto, Dr Emma Wedgeworth and Dr Rachel Abbott kindly joined us to give advice on coping with acne and spots, treatments available and tips on self-management. The clinic is now closed but you can view the questions and answers here.

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Medical Experts

  • Dr Rachel Abbott

    Consultant Dermatologist and Mohs surgeon - MBBS, BMEDSCI(HONS)...

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  • Dr Anjali Mahto

    Consultant Dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson

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  • Dr Emma Wedgeworth

    Consultant Dermatologist & BSF spokesperson

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Hi, I find that my skin is very prone to spots and to hide this I've been masking them with makeup. I've been told that this can... Guest Posts, 16th Jul 2018


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