- Free consultations available
- Reduce the appearance of spots
- Treatment carried out by highly experienced doctors and nurses
Spots are a common skin disorder that affects 80% of people at some point in their lives affecting both adults and teenagers, most commonly in women. There are two subtypes of acne: persistent acne which is acne from teenage years that has not cleared up and late-onset acne, which usually affects individuals over the age of 25.
Spots in women are especially sensitive to hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle and therefore most women notice their spots are worse during the pre-menstrual period. Late onset spots have been linked with an individual’s family history. Unfortunately, there is no cure for spots, however there are many treatment options that can help to reduce and make living with spots easier.
The best treatments available at NSC Clinics for spots are:
Can the sun improve acne?
There is no evidence that sunlight improves acne. In fat, exposure to sunlight without wearing SPF protection can lead to early ageing of the skin and increase the risk of skin cancer.
Is it okay to squeeze spots?
No. You should not squeeze or pick spots. This can worsen scarring and spread spots. Sometimes you may touch your face without realising so make sure that your hands are kept clean at all times.
I wash my face several times a day, why do I still get spots?
It’s a myth that acne is caused by dirty skin. Although washing can help to remove dead skin cells and excess oil from the skin and it is important in reducing spots, there are other things that will impact the amount of spots you get such as hormones and diet. Make sure you are washing your face with the right type of face wash for your skin type, as washing with the wrong type can lead to an increase of oil on the skin and produce more spots.