AcneSymptoms

  1. Symptoms
  2. Acne

Pimples appear when oil glands (sabaceous glands) become clogged with increased oil production showing skin-color bumps (whiteheads), black open bumps (blackheads), or red inflammatory bumps (pimples).

Skin pores distributed on the face originally have well-developed oil glands.

Skin-color bumps (whiteheads)

Whiteheads form when the oil glands clog with increased oil production.

Red inflammatory bumps (pimples)

Pimples form when trapped oil in a gland causes an increase of bacteria, leading to inflammation.

Acne treatment

We search for the most appropriate therapeutic options in accordance with the severity and the state of your acne.

Topical therapy

Gels containing adapalene and/or benzoyl peroxide which mainly improve the clogging of the oil glands with or without antibiotic gel/ cream will be prescribed after assessing your acne status.

*Azeleic Acid (DRX AZA clear) that works to improve the oil glands clogging, has an antibiotic activity and also to reduce oil production is available in non-insurance covered consultations only.

Oral medication

  • Concomitant administration of antibiotic tablets for inflammatory acne:doxycycline, minocycline, roxithromycin, faropenem and so on.
  • Concomitant administration of Chinese herbal medicine is available.