Acne can affect up to 90% of teenagers and can also affect adults. Food makes little difference to acne in most people but it is advisable that you should stick to non-comedogenic (or oil free) make up and moisturisers

How can acne be treated?

There are four usual treatments for acne. Most people would progress through the treatments below.

  • creams and lotions
  • antibiotic tablets
  • hormonal treatments
  • isotretinoin (Roaccutane)

Your GP may refer to our services if you do not respond to a three month course of antibiotics. For further information please refer to the British Association of Dermatologists information leaflet on acne.

We do have a nurse led isotretinoin service, for more information about the treatment please see the British Association of Dermatologists information leaflet.

More advice and support is available at Acne Support.