Patient undergoing a skin examination and treatment advice on classic dermatology. A specialist in skin health and skin diseases examines and explains the skin of the female patient in the bright rooms of the Frankfurt dermatology practice.


Individual and diverse treatment options

There's no question about it: Acne is a serious skin condition and can have a serious impact on self-esteem. The annoying and sometimes painful pimples and pustules are often caused by an overactive sebaceous gland. In addition to the face, the décolleté and back can also be affected. Dermatologists distinguish different types of acne. A big difference is the age of onset, which is why pubertal acne differs from adult acne.

Forms of acne and origin

  1. Puberty acne: With a hormonal change in the puberty phase of young people, a dysfunction of the sebaceous glands can occur at the same time. These produce excess sebum, calluses form and the glands become blocked. Bacteria also cause painful and sometimes purulent pustules.
  2. Adult acne: The late form of acne, also known as adult acne or acne tarda, affects adults from the age of about 25 years. Pubertal acne often turns into late acne, but people who have never had acne can also be affected. The causes range from stress and improper skin care to intestinal diseases or hormonal fluctuations. 


After a detailed anamnesis and diagnostics, our dermatologists carry out a skin structure analysis using a microscopic incident light camera, which enables a pore-deep analysis of the skin situation.


Neither teenagers nor adults should treat their acne on their own. Medical treatment requires a great deal of care, cooperation on the part of the person concerned and patience. Independent measures by patients can worsen the picture and, in the worst case, lead to deep acne scars. The treatment options are diverse and can be determined individually depending on the type of acne, the degree of spread and age. We distinguish between external (local) and internal (systemic) treatment. For external treatment, our dermatologists use various treatment methods very successfully, such as

  1. Fruit acid peeling
  2. Microdermabrasion
  3. Oxygen Treatment
  4. Laser treatments
  5. Radio frequency treatments
  6. Medical cleansing
  7. LED light therapy

It is important for every acne treatment to be complemented by appropriate home care. Systemic treatment may be necessary in severe cases of acne.