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Online clinic on skin conditions - Sep 2017

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Adult acna

Postby CorinaLuc on Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:33 pm

Is it any treatment for adult acne?
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Re: Adult acna

Postby Dr Anton Alexandroff on Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:33 pm

Dear Corina,

Thank you for your question. There are effective treatments available for adult acne. They include benzoil peroxide, cream retinoids, cream antibiotics, oral antibiotics, oral combined contraceptive pills, Roacutane/ isotretinoin.
Roacutane is the most effective but requires close supervision by a dermatologist and regular blood tests. Ladies also should not get pregnant because of severe birth defects.

I hope this is helpful.

With best wishes,

Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(Derm) FRSM FAAD
Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer
Member of the British Association of Dermatologists
The British Skin Foundation Spokesperson
The British Association of Dermatologists Media Spokesperson
Cambridge Nuffield Health Hospital
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Dr Anton Alexandroff
Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & BSF spokesperson - FRCP, CCT (Derm), PhD, FRSM, FAAD

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