Acne and early treatment

In this blog we would like to discuss one of our lovely patient’s journey with acne and share with you some very impressive before and after photo’s.

Our patient is a 25yo gentleman who has been struggling with cystic acne since the age of 14. Over the course of 11 years he experienced large cystic lesions to his chest, back, face and neck that are typically associated with significant atrophic (pitted) scarring. He found his acne would increase with consumption of certain foods and had tried many different types of skincare with little change to his skin.

The lesions were painful, red and visible.

He came to us with a pre-conceived notion of treatment options and their side effects and efficacy and had avoided medical treatment for many years because of this.  After a thorough consultation, with skin education and encouragement he was happy to try treatment and commenced on oral isotretinoin, oral antibiotic cover and anti-inflammatories to reduce flare-up which can occur with this type of acne. He received a detailed consultation regarding appropriate skincare and acne aetiology (causal factors).

The images pictured are only 4 weeks post commencement of treatment and this gentleman is so thrilled with his results he has provided his very own ‘before and after’ images that he has previously shared on social media personally and was more than happy for us to share on this platform for the benefit of others. We are thrilled to join him on his journey to great skin!

He told us he wanted to share his images as (in his own words) “I put up with my acne for so long and if my “before and after” pictures can help patients make the decision to see a dermatologist and get treatment early, then I’m happy to help.”

 

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