Causes & Symptoms

Skin Conditions

Find out more about common and uncommon skin conditions and their causes and symptoms. At The Skin Hospital our dermatologists are trained to diagnose and treat all skin conditions, no matter how rare they might be.


Causes & Symptoms

Acne is a very common condition, affecting people of all ages.  At The Skin Hospital we treat over 4000 patients each year so we understand the distress this skin condition can cause.

Acne is characterised by the presence of blackheads and whiteheads (known as comedones), and in more severe cases there is inflammation with pustules and cysts.  In most cases, this condition starts at adolescence due to the changes in hormone levels but it can also be experienced by all age groups, including the elderly. It can range from a few spots on the face, neck, back or chest which most teenagers will experience at some point, to a more significant problem that can result in acne scarring.

Treatment at The Skin Hospital

The severity of this skin condition differs from person to person, therefore it is important to seek professional help and receive a personalised treatment plan.

We highly recommend you book a consultation at The Skin Hospital.  Our highly trained dermatologists will be able to diagnose the specific type you are suffering from to provide the most suitable treatment.

The Skin Hospital Westmead has a speciality clinic dedicated to acne treatment which is run by Dr Haady Fallah. If you would like to find out more about this clinic please contact us.

Further Information

If you would like further information visit the sites below for more in-depth descriptions:

Acne – DermNet NZ

Acne vulgaris – ACD

Find a Specialist

All our dermatologists are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating acne. Click on the link below to find a dermatologist who can help you with your skin condition.

General Dermatology