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Acne, Skin and Scalp and
other medication

Skin is the largest organ of the human body, and covers it from the tips of our toes to the top of our scalp. Although most people look upon the skin and scalp separately, they are in fact the same material.

As the human skin and scalp is bombarded by ultraviolet rays, cold winds, dry or humid conditions, and is the host to a range of bacteria; it is essential that we look after it.

Failure to do this can lead to ultraviolet damage to our skin and therefore early signs of wrinkling and ageing.

On the scalp, scaling can ensue and infection set in which can lead to a multitude of problems including scaring and hair loss.

Having perfect skin all our lives is not possible, but improving the way it looks is, with certain products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acne Treatments

Dianette

Dianette (Acne & Hirsutism Treatment)

Dianette is a well known and medically proven treatment for acne and other androgen related skin disorders such as hirsutism in females and is a combination of an oestrogen and an anti-androgen called cyproterone acetate. Dianette is recommended for use in women for the treatment of severe acne and moderately severe hirsutism. Complete remission of acne is to be expected in nearly all cases, often within a few months, but in particularly severe cases treatment for longer may be necessary before the full benefit is seen.

Treatment from as little as £9.95* a month
(*based on private prescription)

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Yasmin

Yasmin

Yasmin is a combined oral contraceptive (COC) pill used to prevent pregnancy. Each tablet contains a small amount of two different female hormones, namely drospirenone and ethinylestradiol. One tablet is taken every day for 21 days and you then have a seven day break from pill-taking. Yasmin is also ideal for patients who have been taking Dianette and now wish to change to another low dose COC.

Prices from as little as £19.15*
(*based on private prescription)

Yasmin Yasmin

Spironolactone

For patients who do not wish to use a topical ointment or an oral contraceptive (Dianette) for their treatment, our Doctors may prescribe an oral treatment which is non hormonal and has been medically shown to reduce the appearance of acne and hirsutism, and reduce hairloss in females. Although this medication is approved by the FDA it is unlicensed in the UK.

Treatment from as little as £15.00* a month
(*based on private prescription)

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treclin gel

Treclin Gel

Treclin contains the active substances clindamycin and tretinoin. Clindamycin is an antibiotic. It limits the growth of bacteria associated with acne and the inflammation caused by these bacteria. Tretinoin normalizes the growth of superficial skin cells and causes normal shedding of the cells that clog the hair follicles in areas with acne.

Prices from £14.35* a tube
(*based on private prescription)

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Differin Cream

Aknemycin Plus (Tretinoin 0.025% / Erythromycin 4.0%)

Aknemycin Plus (Tretinoin 0.025% / Erythromycin 4.0%) is a prescription only medication and is used in the treatment of acne. It has the same active ingredient as Retin-A (Tretinoin 0.025%) plus a topical antibiotic (Erythromycin).

Prices from £9.15* a bottle
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Differin Cream

Differin 0.1% Cream

Differin Cream contains the active ingredient adapalene, which is a form of vitamin A and is similar to tretinoin. Differin cream helps unblock pores and reduces the formation of blackheads and spots, and is therefore an effective treatment for acne. It also increases the turnover of the skin cells and has possible beneficial effects for the skin.

Prices from £17.95* a tubet
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Differin Gel

Differin 0.1% Gel

Differin is also available in gel form with the same active ingredient adapalene, which is a form of vitamin A used in acne treatment. Differin gel is very similar to Retin-A (tretinoin) which is another treatment for acne. Differin gel is used on the face, chest or back for acne, where the skin has lots of blackheads, spots and pimples. It also increases the turnover of the skin cells and has possible beneficial effects for the skin.

Prices from £17.95* a tube
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Duac Once Daily Gel 30g

Duac Once Daily Gel 30g

Duac once daily gel 30g is an effective treatment for acne and contains two active ingredients, clindamycin phosphate and benzoyl peroxide. Clindamycin is an antibiotic which kills the bacteria involved in acne while benzoyl peroxide reduces blackheads and whiteheads. It also kills the bacteria involved in acne and makes the skin less oily.

Prices from £13.25* a tube
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Duac Once Daily Gel 60g

Duac Once Daily Gel 60g

Duac once daily gel 60g belongs to a group of medicines known as ‘antiacne preparations’ and it is used for treating mild to moderate acne. Duac once daily gel contains two medicines: clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide. Clindamycin is an antibiotic which kills the bacteria involved in acne while benzoyl peroxide reduces blackheads and whiteheads, and makes skin less greasy.

Prices from £13.25* a tube
(*based on private prescription)

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Epiduo

Epiduo Gel

Epiduo is a relatively new, effective and lasting acne treatment available in the form of a once-daily gel. Epiduo contains two active ingredients: adapalene (similar to tretinoin) and benzoyl peroxide. Epiduo is used to treat mild to moderate acne, blackheads, whiteheads and inflamed pimples. Epiduo's active ingredient has also been shown to have possible beneficial effects for the skin.

Prices from £16.95* a tube
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Isotrex

Isotrex

Isotrex Gel (Isotretinoin) is used topically as a gel to treat mild to moderate acne. Isotrex's active ingredient has also been shown to have possible beneficial effects for the skin. Its main ingredient is isotretinoin, which is a type of retinoid derived from vitamin A.

Prices from £19.50* a tube
(*based on private prescription)

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Scalp Treatment

Nizoral Shampoo

Nizoral

Nizoral Dandruff Shampoo is used for prevention and treatment of dandruff and seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp. It relieves dry, flaky, red, and itchy scalp conditions.

Price: £7.98 - also available in triple pack for only £22.85

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T/Gel Shampoo

T/Gel

T/Gel Shampoo is a therapeutic medicated shampoo. It is used to treat conditions such as itchy, flaky scalp disorders such as dandruff, psoriasis and seborrhoeic dermatitis.

Price: £4.95

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Genital Warts

Aldara 5% cream

Aldara 5% Cream

Aldara (Imiquimod) cream is a topical cream used to effectively treat certain skin conditions such as genital warts and warts around the anus.

Price: £69.95

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Condyline 0.5% Solution

Condyline 0.5% Solution

Condyline 0.5% Solution is one of the earliest approved prescription only treatments for genital warts for both males and females. It contains the active ingredient podophyllotoxin, which is effective at targeting clusters of warts on the penis or external female genital organs.

Price: £19.95*
(*based on private prescription)

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Pubic Lice and Scabies

Lyclear Dermal cream

Lyclear Dermal Cream 30g

Lyclear Dermal cream is an effective treatment for pubic lice and scabies.

Price: £8.90

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Other Treatments

Spironolactone

Spironolactone

Spironolactone is mainly used as a diuretic to stop water retention.

Spironolactone is the most prescribed drug in America for acne and female hair loss.

Treatment from as little as £15.00* a month
(*based on private prescription)

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Curanail

Curanail 5% Nail Lacquer

Curanail 5% Nail Lacquer is a treatment for mild fungal nail infections. Curanail kills a wide range of different fungi that can cause nail infections.

Price: £16.75

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Daktarin cream

Daktarin Cream 30g

Daktarin cream is an effective treatment for fungal infections such as athlete's foot, ring worm etc.

Price: £3.35

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Daktarin cream

Oilatum Gel 30g

Oilatum Gel relieves itching and discomfort associated with eczema and dry skin conditions to help keep skin both soft and supple.

Price: £7.99

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We only supply genuine UK Dianette, Spironolactone, Retin-A, Nizoral and Canesten. All medication is dispatched after a Doctor's careful review of the medical questionnaire, which has been filled in by the patient online.

It is prohibited to accept returns of prescription medication - we therefore cannot accept returns or refunds - please be sure that the medication you order is what you actually want / need by discussing with your own Doctor / Physician.

It is always advisable for the patient to see a qualified Doctor, and at Medical Specialists we have all the staff trained to deal with your problems. Should you wish to speak to a Consultant, please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking here.

 

References:

1. Ting W. (2010) "Tretinoin for the treatment of photodamaged skin." Cutis. 86(1):47-52.PMID 21049767

2.Darlenski R. et al (2010) " Topical retinoids in the management of photodamaged skin: from theory to evidence-based practical approach." Br J Dermatol.163(6) PMID 20633013

3 .Lee JY. et al (2010) "Loss of elastic fibers causes skin wrinkles in sun-damaged human skin. " J Dermatol Sci. ;50(2):99-107.PMID 18201872

4. Khunger N. et al (2011) "Evaluation of CROSS technique with 100% TCA in the management of ice pick acne scars in darker skin types." J Cosmet Dermatol. 10(1):51-7. PMID 21332915

 


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