Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point. It’s characterised by spots, pustules or cysts that form on the skin. The spots usually develop on the face, back and chest and can be inflamed and painful.
Although acne cannot be cured, it can be controlled with treatment.
The severity of acne is often categorised as:
mild – mostly whiteheads and blackheads, with a few papules and pustules
moderate – more widespread whiteheads and blackheads, with many papules and pustules
severe – lots of large, painful papules, pustules, nodules or cysts; you might also have some scarring.
If your acne is moderate or severe you probably need prescription medicine. We can offer a range of creams/gels and antibiotics.
You can either order a prescription acne treatment that you’ve used successfully before or consult our flow chart below to determine the severity of your acne.