Expert Acne Treatment in Birmingham

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Acne is a very common skin condition characterised by spots such as blackheads and whiteheads on the face, back and chest, which can cause scarring. Acne can be distressing and impact your self-confidence. It is associated with adolescence and usually resolves itself by your early twenties, but for some, it can persist longer.

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Experienced Acne Dermatologists in Birmingham

A consultation will include a full history and skin examination so that our consultants can recommend the right treatment for you. This may involve topical treatments, oral antibiotics, anti-hormonal therapy (e.g Spironolactone), oral Retinoids( Isotretinoin/Roaccutane) and acne scarring treatment and advice. There’s no need for a referral; you’ll be seen quickly at our relaxed private clinic in the heart of Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Have a look at our consultant’s profiles to learn about their qualifications:

Dr Christos Kasparis

Dr Kasparis specialises in the treatment of acne and offers full consultation and care. He has been treating acne for over 10 years and has worked and trained in some of the best Dermatology units in the UK.

His passion for dermatology drives his therapies and research. He has taught junior doctors and medical students, given several presentations and written for key medical journals and textbooks to share his expertise and highlight his specialisms.

Dr Ajoy Bardhan

With extensive qualifications and training, Dr Bardhan is a leading consultant dermatologist. He studied medicine at the world-renowned Imperial College London, intercalating a Haematological science degree as well. Then he progressed with Postgraduate training at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and then took a fellowship in the Epidermolysis Bullosa service at UHB.

Dr Bardhan currently works as a consultant at the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and holds clinics conducting specialist assessments of skin lesions and performing cutaneous surgery.

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Why choose Midland Health?

Your skin health is important, so we know that choosing your dermatology specialist will be a big decision. Some of the benefits of choosing to do your acne treatment with Midland Health in Birmingham are:

  • 10+ years of experience in treating acne
  • No need for a referral
  • See a specialist acne consultant dermatologist at short notice
  • Consultations from £250
  • The best and up-to-date acne treatment options available
  • Flexible appointments including evenings (on request)
  • Convenient Birmingham city-centre location
  • Interest-free credit options

If you would like to discuss any issues regarding acne or skin concerns you may have, our team will be more than happy to help. Our clinic is based in Birmingham City centre and is very accessible to all patients across the West Midlands.

What Our Patients Say About Us

373 Total Reviews

Average Rating 4.7

Five star review

Its very good clinic and Dr Bhavik it’s very friendly ,I’m very happy for this consultation thanke you ❤️😘😘😘

Gesta Metaj | 2nd Feb 2023

Midland Health

Five star review

Great service overall. I highly recommend it.

Alejandro Garcia Rosellon | 11th Jan 2023

Midland Health

Five star review

Honestly not sure at first but less hassle, than my own doctor i didn't feel like I was on the clock and sadly at my NHS doctor I do. if you have genuine health needs and time is...

J K | 4th Jan 2023

Midland Health

Five star review

Everything was perfect and fast I like this place

Kitty Kocsis | 13th Dec 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

Excellent services, very friendly and polite staff. Would highly recommend to friends and family. Overall satisfied, will be going back for other health concerns and advice. Thank you

Amliah S | 13th Dec 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

I first consulted a lady GP here earlier this year and I was pleased with how she investigated my case. Recently I consulted Dr Kasparis, the Dermatologist on the recommendation of that GP. I had seen another Dermatologist previously but was not...

yxnone | 9th Dec 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

As a general rule, doctors tend to make very bad patients and I am no exception. But my recent experience at Midland Health in Birmingham, was really first-class. Briefly, I had developed a small lesion – rather like...

David Ashton | 28th Nov 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

I went to see Dr Christos Kasparis about a couple of ongoing skin issues to which had been treated by NHS before but had sadly relapsed, and waiting times were over a year. Here, I was seen within 3 weeks...

Mark Withers | 24th Nov 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

I often use Midland Health and on this occasion I went to see Dr Parmar with a gynecological concern. She was excellent in knowledge advice and service. I had an ultrasound organised within 24hrs and the results the same day....

Liz Garnham | 23rd Nov 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

Outstanding From the moment I sent the first email with our enquiry to the moment we left our appointment. The staff we have dealt with have been super efficient and very professional We are very impressed with this clinic and would highly recommend. Emails...

Jessica Makin | 17th Nov 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

They gave me the appointment so quickly. All the starts for the guy who made the blood test. Absolutely perfect , no pain and so quickly done . a bit expensive but staff amazing and results came back in time

Maria Timis | 17th Nov 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

Dr Pav Dhesi was very professional, detailed and helpful, I would definitely recommend this service.

Corena Bayley-Williams | 2nd Nov 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

Very easy to organise PCR test for my daughter before travelling. The service from start to finish was professional, helpful and customer - focused. I would highly recommend Midland Health and would use again in future.

R Gill | 26th Oct 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

Fantastic Service - got a very quick appointment and couldn’t do enough for me. Highly recommend

Neil Rainbow | 23rd Oct 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

Fast and efficient service in very pleasant surroundings from friendly and helpful staff at a reasonable cost. I have used this service several times now for travelling PCR/Antigen tests. The results came through in a few hours, which...

Maureen Westwood | 17th Oct 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

I really enjoyed my visit here it was very warm and welcoming. My visit here was made special thanks to Verona who was very kind and in all honestly I was having a bad week in general her kindness and...

sophie zamir | 12th Oct 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

I had a Paediatric Ultrasound done for my daughter today on the mastoid bone I can't thank the lady enough she made us feel at ease during my daughters ultrasound she talked us through everything we left very happy I...

Chantell | 27th Aug 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

Warm

RX L | 22nd Aug 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

Excellent service. Referred myself for an ultrasound scan on my achilles tendon. Very pleasant environment, knowledgeable staff, good value for money and piece of mind for me.

PHILIP BRIDGEWATER | 11th Jul 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

Professional and clean. Helpful staff and well equipped clinic.

Pratap Sisodiya | 10th Jul 2022

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Five star review

Nice

Mohammad Abu | 6th Jul 2022

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Five star review

I came to Midland Health for the new Rhinolight treatment, it consisted of 6 treatments over the course of two weeks (1 treatment every other day). The treatment itself was quick and painless, it has massively helped my allergies since...

Zuryte | 4th Jul 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

Just completed the 6 session rhinolight therapy since I've had severe hayfever since I was young and every other medication (over the counter and prescription) had stopped working a long time ago for me. I definitely can feel a massive...

Sehrish Ramay | 1st Jul 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

I had my double PCR and antigen done at Midland Health Birmingham. Firstly the staff were very helpful answering my many emails before the tests to reassure my travel arrangements. Secondly the staff in the clinic were friendly and efficient....

Jolene Neil | 29th Jun 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

The best private clinic. I highly recommend it

Roxana Rotaru | 31st May 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

Excellent service, I would definitely recommend Midland Health. I had not used them previously but my friend has used them for a PCR test to travel. I needed a supervised Antigen test so booked an appointment for 3pm. We were seen...

Annette Williams | 30th May 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

Paid for a private consult with the ENT for my toddler due to speech delay and tongue tie and the NHS waiting times being very long. Dr. Parmar was thoughtful, kind, and patient even when my toddler was not. He...

Trina Luciano | 23rd May 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

I used the Edgbaston Clinic. Easy to use booking system & I was able to get an appointment the following day to fit with my schedule. Great instructions and clinic contact after the booking. Lovely facilities with easy parking access....

Pilates Studio Owner | 23rd May 2022

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Five star review

I made an appointment after feeling let down by my NHS GP. I had a video consultation and following this I was advised to come into the clinic. I was made to feel welcome and comfortable. The Dr I saw...

Sherisha Richards | 16th May 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

I found Midland Health to be first class. I was able to get an appointment very quickly for an ECG and then a competent GP to explain it to me. Altogether I was delighted with the service and would recommend...

Christine Walton | 7th May 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

Took my toddler there for a next day booking appointment, and it was a very uplifting experience for us. Very nice doctor, absolutely fantastic with our child, very gentle. It will help her not be scared of doctors anymore.

aidosirak | 6th May 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

I would highly highly recommend your Edgbaston clinic especially Dr Dhesi. She was amazing! So caring kind and made sure my visit was as comfortable as possible. Incredible service!

Emma Mcdonald | 3rd May 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

We took our 8 week old son to see Mr Amit Parmar (ENT Surgeon) with regards to a suspected tongue tie. It turns out he had a moderate tie and we chose to have it cut on the day of the...

Marie Holmes | 28th Apr 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

5 stars is only one rate I could give for so friendly and professional help received from Dr Dhesi and reception staff. Thank you

mateusz szostak | 23rd Apr 2022

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Five star review

it was very easy to book appointment with specialist due to our concerns with our young son where GP was telling us it would 6 -9 months before NHS specialist could see him, we were seen within week at Midland...

Mo Shafiq | 13th Apr 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

The centrea staff are very friendly and they send very quickly the result of the test I recommend every one to chose this centre.

Shah Hemmat | 6th Apr 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

Professional and affordable. I got my lateral flow test here for my holiday. I received my results very quickly. The building is lovely too. Would recommend. I'll be booking my mom in next

Arousa N | 26th Mar 2022

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Five star review

Visited Midland Health to take the two PCR tests required for travel to China. Location easy to find, easy check in, under a minutes wait to be shown into the surgery by the doctor, tests taken and results back same...

Steve Bisney | 15th Mar 2022

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Five star review

We needed a health certificate urgently, so booked an appointment with Midland Health. Got the first appointment at 10a.m. They phoned at exactly 10. The lady was very clear and helpful with the information she needed. ...

Sue Heath | 15th Mar 2022

Midland Health

Five star review

Easy to make appointment, staff was very friendly and my rapid PCR test results came on time and was able to fly to USA. I thank you for your service, very much appreciated.

1963ike | 7th Mar 2022

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Prices

A dermatology consultation costs

£250

A dermatology follow-up consultation costs

£170

FAQ

What is acne?

Acne is a common skin condition which mostly affects teenagers and young adults but can be experienced by any age group. It is characterised by red spots, pustules, blackheads and whiteheads on the face, back and chest, which can cause scarring. Acne is the result of hair follicles getting clogged with oil and dead skin cells.

What are the causes of acne?

Acne is caused when your sebaceous (oil-producing) glands produce too much oil, which then combines with dead skin cells and clogs up your pores.The glands become inflamed leading to visible spots and sometimes deeper painful cysts. Over time, if acne is untreated it can cause unsightly scars. This process is often multifactorial, with both genetic and hormonal factors playing their role. Certain bacteria under the skin (P. acnes) can also contribute to the development of acne.

Will acne be cured?

With the right treatment , acne can significantly improve and in some cases completely resolve and never come back.

How do you treat severe acne?

There are several medical treatments available for acne and they can be split into four main types:

  • Topical treatments
    These include the application of gels, lotions and creams with active ingredients, such as benzoyl peroxide, topical retinoids, topical antibiotics and azelaic acid.
  • Antibiotic tablets
    Usually taken in combination with topical therapies for an enhanced effect. Oral antibiotics for 3-6 months can be very effective for some forms of acne. They are generally safe treatments and well tolerated by most patients.
  • Hormonal therapies
    Those are usually prescribed to women who experience acne flare-ups during their period or as a result of hormonal conditions, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Spironolactone is one of these options which blocks the effects of hormones on the oil glands and leads to good results. It has an additional positive effect at reducing unwanted hair (hirsutism) and improving hair loss related to hormonal factors.
  • Isotretinoin
    This is a commonly prescribed treatment by Dermatologists as it is highly effective. It does however come with some potential side-effects which is why it can only be prescribed and monitored by a dermatology specialist. In safe hands, this can be a life-transforming treatment.

What does severe acne look like?

Severe acne causes deep, painful breakouts, called cysts and nodules. Blackheads, whiteheads or both can also be seen in severe acne cases. Also, acne-associated scarring can occur in more serious cases of acne.

Will acne go away on its own?

It is possible for acne to disappear on its own when a person enters their twenties. However, in some cases, acne breakouts continue to appear into adulthood.

How can I try to prevent acne?

Some of the things you can try to do to prevent acne include:

  • Keeping your skin clean using gentle cleansers
  • Limiting the use of make-up
  • Having a balanced diet
  • Staying hydrated
  • Avoiding spot picking
    Reducing stress

What foods are good to eat to prevent acne?

A healthy diet could help reduce the effects of acne. Amongst the foods to include in your meals are green, leafy vegetables (spinach, kale), yellow and orange fruits and vegetables (peaches, apricots, carrots), tomatoes, blueberries, quinoa, as well as turkey, brown rice and whole-wheat bread.

What foods can cause acne?

Some foods can aggravate the symptoms of acne. This however varies from person to person and there is no consistency when it comes to food and acne. Traditionally, foods high in carbohydrate and sugar content have been linked with acne flare-ups. It is important however to understand that this is not the cause of acne, certain foods for certain individuals can act as triggers.

How can I remove my acne scars?

There are several treatments for acne scars depending on the severity of the scarring. Those include dermabrasion, laser treatment , subcisions (for rolling scars), various punch techniques (for ice pick scars and boxcar scars). A dermatology specialist can guide you through these options.

Are acne scars permanent?

Yes, acne scars are permanent but they can gradually become less visible with the right therapy.

Will acne scars heal over time?

No, acne scars won’t disappear completely over time but they can improve and become less noticeable.

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