Dermatologists on the All About Acne team are Fellows of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.
A dermatologist is a qualified medical specialist who, through additional training, has obtained postgraduate qualifications to specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of skin diseases, including acne.
When deciding which type of therapy to recommend, a dermatologist will consider individual circumstances such as the extent and severity of the acne, if you have scars or are at risk of scarring, as well as the emotional and social impact of acne on the person.
You need a referral from a GP to visit a dermatologist. Costs vary so it’s best to check this with the dermatologist’s office staff.
Public hospitals also offer dermatology outpatients clinics - enquire at the nearest public hospital near you. There are usually several dermatology trainees and often several dermatologists at these clinics. This provides the opportunity to often have a greater depth of discussion of the options available and to get several opinions at the same time.
A dermatologist can offer guidance in choosing the right skin care products to help control acne, plus avoid treatment related problems.