Acne is a common condition that causes spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that is hot or painful to touch. Acne is usually particularly prominent on the face, neck, back and chest. Spots may become inflamed and cause scarring if not treated.  Despite common belief, acne is a problem that can impact adults of all ages and does not just occur in teenagers.

However, we have a wide range of popular and effective prescription-strength treatments for acne. You can buy acne treatment online including creams, gels and we have a range of acne tablets available to buy online following a short online consultation with one of our fully registered Prescribers. Whether you are looking for a topical retinoid, to buy antibiotics for acne, or something else, you can be sure to find the most suitable treatment for you. It is quick and easy to buy acne treatment from us and we even have next day delivery available so you can get the medication delivered to your home, workplace or local post office.


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What is Acne and how is it caused?

Acne is a common skin condition that appears when hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Blackheads, whiteheads or pimples usually appear on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages, including adults into their 40s, 50s and even beyond.

Acne occurs when the pores of your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria. Each pore of your skin is the opening to a follicle comprising of a hair and a sebaceous (oil) gland. The oil gland emits sebum (oil), which travels up the hair, out of the pore, and onto your skin. The sebum keeps your skin lubricated and soft. However one or more problems in this process can results in acne; too much oil is produced by your follicles, dead skin cells accumulate in your pores or bacteria builds up in the pores

Treatment for Acne

Although there is no definitive ‘cure’ for acne, there are a number of ways to reduce breakouts and manage symptoms.

There are a wide range of effective topical acne treatments, i.e. those applied directly to the skin as well as oral contraceptive pills such as Dianette or Clairette for women, which help to reduce the amount of oil the skin produces.

In addition, self-care is always recommended to try and prevent acne in the first place. Certain foods may trigger breakouts or stress, so try to avoid things that you notice cause an acne breakout. A diet rich in fruit and vegetables will benefit overall health and in turn help to reduce the occurrence of spots.

Drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated may also be beneficial for your skin. Other ways of preventing acne include not leaving makeup on overnight when you go to sleep, not aggressively picking, scratching or rubbing spots and try to avoid using greasy cosmetics or creams.

If either over-the-counter or prescription medicines have not cleared up your acne, self-care tips have not worked, or your acne is getting worse and causing you emotional distress, it is advisable to book in for appointment with your own doctor or dermatologist so they can discuss your next options.

Acne Diagnosis

If you are concerned you are developing acne, your own doctor or dermatologist should be able to easily diagnose you with acne by looking at your skin for a physical examination.

This will normally involve a close inspection of the affected areas of your skin and looking at the different types of spots you may have,  such as blackheads or sore, red nodules.

Although not often carried out, a healthcare professional may take a swab or scraping of a lesion or pustule to send off for microbiological examination to test for other sources of infection that could be causing acne.

Sometimes, women may be given hormone blood tests to check for other factors behind their acne symptoms, such as high testosterone (an indicator of polycystic ovaries), pregnancy, excessive prolactin and Cushing syndrome.

Buying Acne Treatments Online

In order to buy treatment for acne online, just complete an online consultation form and our prescribers will check your suitability for that medication. Once approved, we will generate an in-house private prescription and dispense and dispatch the medication to you.

We have various prescription and non-prescription treatments for acne. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, certain products may be more suited for you than others. If you are unsure, it is always best to speak to your own doctor or dermatologist first, and they should be able to advise on the best treatment for you.

You will need patience when you buy acne antibiotics, creams, gels, etc., as many could take several weeks before you notice significant improvement in your symptoms.

How long should I use Acne Treatments for?

When you buy acne tablets and other treatments, how long you take/use the medication may significantly vary and really does differ depending on the severity of your acne. Often, acne is classed as mild, moderate or severe. Your type of severity is usually associated with if cysts and inflammation are present, in additon to the number of comedones you have.

As a general rule of thumb, topical treatments for acne that are applied to the skin, are often required to be used for least 4 weeks before the full effects are seen, and 8 weeks for oral antibiotics. This timeframe is not set in stone though, and your doctor or dermatoligist may be happy for you to continue treatment for longer than 4-8 weeks if deemed necessary.

How It Works
Three easy steps
1. Select treatment

Relax and at your own convenience, hassle-free, choose your medication on any device from anywhere.

2. Complete online consultation

Confidentiality assured as our prescribers check your form, and a safe and secure checkout is guaranteed.

3. Next day discrete delivery

Our pharmacists dispense your treatment conveniently to your home or work so you never have to miss a delivery.

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