Acne is a very common skin condition affecting most people at some point in their lives. It occurs when sebaceous glands produce excess oil (sebum) which mixes with dead skin cells to plug the hair follicles. Bacteria then infect the blocked follicles, causing inflammation and the formation of red, swollen or pus-filled spots.

  • It affects both men and women
  • It is commonly linked to changes in hormone levels during puberty, but can occur at any age

Frequently Asked Questions

Some cosmetic products, certain medications and smoking can cause acne to flare up. Some women notice their symptoms worsen just before their period and during early pregnancy.

Although acne cannot be cured, it can be controlled with the right treatment. Because it can be triggered by so many factors, acne treatment must be carefully personalised to each individual.

During your consultation, our experienced and highly trained pharmacists will discuss any possible acne triggers and offer clinical advice on the best way to treat your acne symptoms.

Cleansing the skin more frequently has no effect on acne, in fact it could aggravate the condition.

Pharmacy+Health makes it simpler and more convenient to get the treatment you need. Find out more about the cost of a consultation here.

You can trust our skilled staff to give you the highest quality care.