Typically Acne Vulgaris presents itself as mild to moderate, and appears on the lower part of the face, on the chin and around the mouth.


Acne Vulagris is the medical name for common acne and spans a range of classifications and symptoms:

  • Mild – blackheads and whiteheads
  • Moderate – blackheads, whiteheads, pustules and papules
  • Severe – Hard and painful nodules and cysts, often occurring on multiple areas of the body

Most people suffer from Acne Vulgaris in their teenage years when they go through puberty, due to fluctuations in and sensitivity to hormones. Often the contraceptive pill can also contribute to this type of acne.


A combination of skin treatments and products is the best way to combat Acne Vulgaris and the symptoms listed above. The combination recommended to you will depend on the classification of your acne and your budget, which will be discussed with your at your initial consultation with a medical practitioner.

It’s important to understand that at home treatments will not be as effective in controlling your acne as professionally delivered treatments. Plus, timely and medically proven treatment can help to minimise the risk of long term scarring caused by acne.


Book a consultation to see a trained acne specialist at your nearest sk:n clinic for £25 and have your skin thoroughly assessed, receive an individual treatment plan and advice on a skincare routine that will help keep your Acne Vulgaris at bay. Please note, if you are under 18 and would like to book a consultation for Acne Vulgaris treatment, you must have your consultation with a Nurse and be accompanied by a parent or guardian but can go on to have treatment without them in attendance. You may need to also have a consultation with a Dermatologist depending on the severity of your acne.

At sk:n, we’re proud to have leading dermatologists treating Acne Vulgaris in our clinics across the UK, as well as a team of acne specialists who understand not only the medical causes behind Acne Vulgaris but also how it can affect sufferers emotionally.

Book your Acne Vulgaris consultation today and start your journey to clearer skin.


One of our friendly sk:n advisers will call you back straight away to arrange your consultation.

0121 567 8111