Acne at any time in your life can affect your confidence. Many people will experience acne for the first time during puberty, and for the lucky few, that may be the end of it.
However acne in adults is surprisingly common and some people may experience acne for the first time when they are in their 30’s, 40’s or 50’s. This is called adult-onset acne.
Causes of Adult Acne
More than 80% of adult acne occurs in women and can be associated with changes in hormone levels around the time of periods, pregnancy or starting or stopping birth control pills. Acne on the chin and lower face is particularly associated with hormones.
Another time when our body produces a type of hormone that activates the skin’s oil glands and hair follicles which can cause acne, is when we are stressed. At our clinic we often see acne flare ups in patients who are experiencing some form of unusual or excessive stress in their lives.
Other triggers for adult acne could be as a result of changing or inappropriate skincare products or taking certain medications including vitamin supplements.
How Do We Treat Acne?
There are a range of options available for treating acne, ranging from prescription topical creams and gels, oral medicines, as well as energy based treatments such as laser therapy.
We believe that it is important to treat acne, and not to leave it. In addition to improving one’s self-esteem, actively treating acne will also minimise the chances of scarring and dark spots on the skin developing at a later stage.
Some treatments may provide you with quick results, but others may require a longer term approach. No two people are the same and the treatment our Dermatologists recommend will always be tailored to the condition of your acne and personal circumstances.
Treatments for acne are suitable for both men and women.
To learn more about the acne treatments that we offer or to book a consultation to discuss your acne with a Dermatologist, then please telephone us on +44 20 7935 6358, send an enquiry on the Contact Us Page or email appointments@
I’ve been with the Dr. Haus for nearly five months, doing my treatment for acne, and the result was wonderful. My acne problems that I’ve had for over thirteen years has been resolved. Great professionalism of Dr. Haus; excellent customer service; a well-equipped clinic and a pleasant environment. Definitely a great dermatology clinic in London.
As a model it is really important for me to look after my skin. Recently I came out in a small case of acne and have been trying desperately to find the right products to help clear this up. A friend recommended me and it was honestly the best thing I could have done. My skin feels so fresh and I am really happy with the results. I would highly recommend to anyone!