♀ Patient - Acne Treatment


What is acne?
In medical terms it is known as Acne Vulgaris, a very common disease that affects oil glands on the face, chest and back due to accumulation of oil below the skin surface when follicles are blocked. The typical spots and lesions are caused by a hormonal imbalance, which leads to an increase in the production of sebum. Bacteria found in the accumulation cause a swelling. 

Acne is not dangerous but can vary from mild (involving few pimples or spots) to severe circumstances, and causes depression and anxiety or lower self-esteem. It can affect anyone of any age, but it mostly affects adolescents.

Which acne treatments are there?
The Oral contraceptives for women help reduce androgen levels consequently reducing sebum secretions, however it is not recommended for those in their late 30’s. There are various acne treatments, from lifestyle changes (avoiding sugar and dairy products) to creams and antibiotics. 
While antibiotic tablets serve to treat acne “from the inside”, topical creams help relieve the symptoms “from the outside

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  •  €25 / consultation

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What is your birth sex? *

Please select which treatment you would like to apply for? *

What treatment are you currently taking for your acne? *

What area of your body is affected? *

Why do you think the medication you are requesting will help your acne? *

Who first diagnosed you with acne? *

Can you tell us why you think this medication will help you? *

Are you currently pregnant, actively trying for a baby or breastfeeding? *


Do you have any conditions affecting your heart or circulation including heart attacks, angina (chest pain), heart failure, a stroke or mini stroke, or claudication (cramping pain in yours legs when you walk)? *

Have you had any health conditions including high blood pressure, liver or kidney disease, epilepsy or fits, phenylketonuria or any other health conditions? *

Are you currently taking any medication or have you stopped taking any medicines in the last two weeks, including any over the counter or herbal medicines? *

Are you allergic to any medicines or other substances (e.g peanuts/soya)? *

Do any of the following apply to you: *

I confirm and agree that any treatment prescribed for me is for my personal use only. *

I fully understand the side-effects of the treatment options, their effectiveness and alternative options and am happy to continue with my request. *

The prescription is digitally sent to a pharmacy of your choosing (place Pharmacy details below eg: Stacks Pharmacy / Bettystown) *

I fully understand the questions asked and have answered honestly and truthfully *