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what good for spots

Postby clairehuelin on Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:38 am

waht good for spots on the face
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Re: what good for spots

Postby Dr Anton Alexandroff on Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:24 am

Dear Claire,
thank you for your question. It sounds like you may suffer from acne or rosacea. For acne (there are usually comedones - whiteheads and/or blackheads) a benzoyl peroxide wash over counter may be sufficient, otherwise ask your GP or dermatologist if they can prescribe you Epiduo gel (a fixed combination of benzoyl peroxide and retinoid) and /or oral antibiotics (usually for 3 months or longer) and/or a combined contraceptive pill. If this does not work Roacutane/ isotretinoin, a very strong medicine, can be considered by your dermatologist under a very strict supervision and monitoring.

For Rosacea (milky spots on central face, usually accompanied by redness and/or flushing) a new non antibiotic cream (Soolantra) and /or oral antibiotics can be tried.

If you would like to read more about acne or rosacea and available treatment please see my website if it is of interest to you.

I hope this is helpful.

With best wishes,
Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(Derm) FRSM FAAD
Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer
British Skin Foundation Spokesperson
Harley Street Dermatology Offices, Nuffield Health, Spire and BMI Hospitals, London, Cambridge, Bedford and Leicester
Dr Anton Alexandroff
Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & BSF spokesperson - FRCP, CCT (Derm), PhD, FRSM, FAAD
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