Whether mild, moderate or severe, early intervention for acne is essential to help prevent permanent scarring. Dermatologists are experts in the management of acne and will tailor your treatment to your individual needs. Acne is a complex disease and treatments that offer long term cure are better than some techniques that improve your acne for a short period only.

Treatment options include:

Non-prescription creams and lotions
These can help milder cases of acne, but can make the skin dry if used too often. They often contain benzoyl peroxide.
Prescription creams prescribed by your dermatologist
These can help to unblock the pores and reduce the bacteria on the skin. Retinoids are most often prescribed.
Oral antibiotics
Taken by mouth for several months, antibiotics may reduce the growth of bacteria on the skin and also have an anti-inflammatory effect.
Hormonal type medication
The contraceptive pill and anti-androgen type treatments is useful in some women with acne
Oral isotretinoin
An effective for the treatment of acne leading to a reduction blockage of pores on the skin, making it more difficult for spots and infections to occur. Limited to prescription by dermatologists.
LED light therapy and comedone extractions
These are often used in adjunct to the other treatments mentioned above.
Acne often causes scarring redness and pigmentation.

For therapeutic options, see Acne Scarring.

To Make An Appointment

Phone: (03) 9748 4411

Email: admin@westderm.net.au

Fax: (03) 9749 3398

To Make An Appointment


(03) 9748 4411




(03) 9749 3398

Important Information About Your Appointment


A valid referral is required from you GP or other specialist to be able to claim Medicare benefits from your consultation.

A referral is not required to consult with our cosmetic dermal therapist.


A form registering your details, medications and previous medical problems will need to be completed on the day of your appointment prior to your consultation. Please remember to bring a list of current medications with you on the day.


Settling of your fee is required on the day of consultation.

We accept VISA and MasterCard, EFTPOS and cash payments

Significant cosmetic treatments require payment at the time the procedure appointment is made

Failure to keep appointments

Missed appointments will incur a cancellation fee.

Make up / Clothing

Please remember to remove make up for facial concerns (and remember to bring some makeup to reapply after the consultation)

For consultations where a skin check is required, wearing looser clothing may be helpful or alternatively there are patient gowns available for your use

New Appointments

These appointments can only be made for the Werribee and Richmond locations.

In Ballarat only review appointments are offered.

Cosmetic Treatments

Most cosmetic treatments are only offered at our Werribee location.