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 Adil Sheraz, Dr Andrew Thompson, Dr Anton Alexandroff and Dr Vishal Madan 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 Anton Alexandroff

    Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & British...

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  • Dr Vishal Madan

    Consultant Dermatologist - MBBS (Hons), MD, FRCP

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  • Dr Adil Sheraz

    Consultant Dermatologist - MBBS, BMEDSCI(HONS), MRCP (UK), MRCP ...

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  • Dr Andrew Thompson

    Registered Clinical and Registered Health Psychologist - DClinPs...

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