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How can your GP help?

1. Antibiotics

  • Doctors commonly prescribe Tetracycline, Minocyline, Doxycycline, Clindamycin (although this is widely prescribed as a topical antibiotic). This curb the body’s production of bacteria that causes acne.
  • You will have to be patient to see results; it can take weeks to several months.
  • Also, you need to remember once you stop taking the Antibiotics the Acne will probably come back.
  • Remember oral antibiotics can produce unwanted side effects, including an upset stomach and diarrhoea, and because of the dangers of bacterial resistance, their long-term use is not recommended.
  • You can take antibiotics until your symptoms have been brought under control at which point Laser/Light systems can be used to prevent further flare-ups.

2. Contraceptive Pill

  • A combination of estrogen and progentin took orally are often prescribed for hormonal Acne. Dianette is the most common for acne.
  • The problem with birth control pills is that some women can experience brown blotches or melasma(hyperpigmentation) on the skin.
  • At Leicester Laser Clinic we are noticing more and more clients with pigmentation due to using the contraceptive pill. This is more common in Indian/Asian women.

3. Isotretinoin/Roaccutane

  • You have to be referred to a dermatologist to be prescribed Roaccutane. It is only prescribed in severe cases of acne.
  • This drug reduces the amount of sebum you make in the sebaceous glands.
  • There are serious side effects associated with this medication.
  • Most people will experience dryness of the skin and & cracking of the lips.
  • However if you have severe cystic acne, Roaccutane may be the only treatment option.

4. Corticosteroid Injection

  • For severe cystic acne, a shot of this injection would reduce inflammation and help heal the skin quicker.

5. External Medication

  • Topical Retinoids – They are a derivative of vitamin A, they are used to unclog pores in the skin.
  • Topical Antimicrobials – Such as Benzoyl peroxide, they create an environment where bacteria cannot survive. The main drawback of using Benzoyl peroxide is that it can cause excessive dryness, peeling and stinging.

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  • “Very satisfied with the level of service provided, all the staff have been well trained and prices are very competitive!”

    Waseem
  • “Excellent layout of the premises with top of the range machines. Professional and friendly staff.”

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  • "Very helpful, accommodating and friendly. Leicester Laser Clinic are the people to see for laser hair removal."

    NeMo
  • "Have had really great results so far. The staff are extremely professional and friendly. The site itself is big, modern and clean. Prices are very reasonable!"

    Lavishka Katwa (5stars)

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"For me my skin is the most important thing, having Laser has really helped me with my confidence which is really important to my modeling career. I can go to shoots without makeup and feel confident with my skin."

Sulu’s story

I barely have any regrowth, my skin is smooth and hair free. I'm more confident going gym, swimming and the beach. I can't believe the results!

Jessica's story

"I've had an 80% reduction in breakouts from when I started to now. Many people have noticed a lot of improvement in my skin. I'll definitely be continuing with my treatments."

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