Expert Advice on Spot Treatment

Women’s Health published an article on ‘The best spot treatments for fighting breakouts’ with input from skin treatment and mole removal expert Dr Ross Perry.  

The article looked at the sort of spots and pimples associated with acne. While there is a vast market of products available, the writer pointed out that they can be harsh with high levels of alcohol, leaving skin feeling dry and tight.

Dr Ross Perry, medical director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics, provided expert advice on key ingredients in over-the-counter spot treatments:

“Look for benzoyl peroxide, which kills the bacteria that causes acne, helps remove excess oil from the skin and removes dead skin cells.

“Then there’s salicylic acid, which helps prevent pores from clogging, and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) to exfoliate and reduce inflammation.”

A panel of 280 Women’s Health testers tested 19 products. Their top 10 list ranged from a £3.99 budget buy to a £20 product.

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Spots that don’t go away

If you have a spot, pimple or cyst that doesn’t go away, then it would be worth getting it checked out.

A spot is caused by pores that are clogged with dead cells, bacteria and oil. This forms a pimple which can be red and tender. With time and treatment, this sort of spot will heal, even though others may appear.

A common mole is a cluster of pigmented cells that form on the surface of the skin. It tends to appear as a round, brown spot.

However, the more worrying case is melanoma, which can exhibit different coloration, shape or behaviour. It may be an ‘odd’ mole or spot that doesn’t disappear. It is vital to be vigilant for any such issues and see a doctor to rule out skin cancer.

Private Mole Removal

Cosmedics’ Skin Surgery Laser Clinics offer private mole removal for normal moles at a selection of clinics based in London and Bristol. Moles are removed using the latest surgical techniques including laser mole removal; with trained doctors and surgeons. All moles removed are sent for testing at a specialist lab as this is best practice.

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