Genetic Test – Acne & Rosacea

Acne and rosacea are common dermatological conditions that can significantly affect any  individual’s self confidence and quality of life.  Male and Females are both equally affected.  It affects teenagers but also adults and unfortunately most stories we hear, patients have tried everything and nothing has worked.

Traditional treatments often follow a trial-and-error approach, which can be time-consuming and frustrating for patients. Genetic testing for acne and rosacea promises to revolutionise this process by providing personalised insights into the underlying causes of these conditions.

Benefits of Genetic Testing in Dermatology?

  • Personalised Treatment Plans
  • Early Intervention
  • Enhanced Patient Engagement

What is the Genetic Test for Acne and Rosacea?

Genetic testing involves analysing a person’s DNA to identify genetic variations associated with acne and rosacea. These tests can reveal predispositions to these conditions and help in understanding the specific pathways involved in their development making the treatment plan tailor specifically to you. So no more guessing games!

Benefits of Genetic Testing in Dermatology?

1. Personalised Treatment Plans:

• Tailored Therapies: Genetic testing can help designing personalised treatment plans based on the patient’s genetic makeup. This increases the likelihood of treatment efficacy and reduces the risk of adverse reactions.

• Targeted Medications: By understanding the genetic factors contributing to acne and/or rosacea, treatments can be more precisely targeted. For example, patients with specific genetic variations may respond better to certain medications, such as retinoids or antibiotics.


2. Early Intervention:

• Predictive Insights: Genetic testing can identify individuals at high risk for developing acne or rosacea before symptoms appear. This allows for early intervention and potentially prevent the onset of severe symptoms.

• Preventive Measures**: Patients can adopt lifestyle changes like Nutrition and preventive measures tailored to their genetic risk, potentially reducing the severity or even the occurrence of these conditions.


3. Enhanced Patient Engagement:

• Empowered Patients: Knowledge about their genetic predispositions can empower patients to take a more active role in managing their skin health. They can make informed decisions about treatments and lifestyle choices

Does it hurt?

No! It is super simple and quick to do, all it takes is a simple swab on the inside of the cheek and you’re good to go. We then send the test to the lab and wait for the results.

With this in depth info we can put a bespoke treatment plan together, specifically for you and your genetic needs, so no more guessing games…!

Why is it revolutionary?

Genetic testing for acne and rosacea is a revolutionary way to have personalised care. By enabling personalised treatment plans, early intervention, and a deeper understanding of these conditions, genetic testing can improve patient outcomes, prevent potential scarring for life and enhance the quality of life for individuals affected by acne and rosacea.

What is acne?

Acne is an incredibly common inflammatory skin condition. Most people associate it with the teenage years, but it can happen at any time in your life.

Because acne is so common, there is a lot of conflicting information about the best way to treat it – but it doesn’t need to be complicated! With realistic expectations and a consistent routine, it is likely that you will be able to control your acne symptoms the majority of the time.

What causes acne?

It’s probably not a big surprise that acne is linked to our skin’s oil production. The hair follicles on our skin are attached to small sebaceous glands, which stop hair drying out by producing oily sebum. Too much sebum, combined with dead skin cells and usually harmless bacteria, can then block hair follicles. These blockages are the cause of both individual spots and acne.

Why choose Dr Raquel?

I am passionate about achieving exceptional, natural-looking results whilst keeping patient safety as a priority. I am committed to ethical aesthetic practice, always putting my patients’ welfare first. I will never recommend a treatment or product that I don’t personally endorse and have an in-depth knowledge about and experience of working with. 

All treatments are tailored to each individual patient and that is why I will take the time to develop the most medically appropriate treatment for you. I will always try to offer you the best price possible, while never sacrificing the quality of care and level of results. I will always be mindful of my patients’ budget, offering honest advice and tailored treatments. 

Ensuring that all patients go home with a positive experience and great, natural-looking results is my primary goal.


We are all unique. This means that treatment plans, the results, downtime and recovery following treatment will vary from patient to patient. The information I provide is based on the experience I have gained from treating a wide variety of patients, of different genders, of different ages, and is based on an average treatment experience. For more accurate information about how the treatment experience would be for you, please book a one-to-one consultation with me.

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About Dr Raquel

Qualifications, Accolades and Experience

I qualified as dentist in 2007 and have since gained a Level 7 qualification in injectable treatments (the highest possible), so you can trust that I have the skills and knowledge to deliver your treatment safely and successfully.

I am committed to continuous training to keep updated and safe in aesthetics. I completed a six-month mentorship programme with Dr Lee Walker (a leader in the industry), which has ensured I am working with the most evidenced-based research in aesthetics. I also recently took part in an ultrasound and cadaver course, which allows me to see where blood vessels are and reduce the risk of complications.

In addition, I am a senior clinical mentor, an international speaker and a key opinion leader for a dermal filler brand, demonstrating my extensive experience training other medical aesthetic practitioners.

My team and I are fully trained and equipped to manage any adverse events that may occur, thanks to my training and membership of the Complications in Medical Aesthetic Collaborative (CMAC). You can trust you are in safe hands when you undergo any treatment at my clinic.

Accolades include being Highly Commended as Rising Star of the Year at the Aesthetics Awards 2023 and recognised as a finalist in 2022, being a finalist for Aesthetic Practitioner of the Year (Dentist) at the Aesthetic Medicine Awards 2023, and being given a WhatClinic Patient Service Award for 2022.


I am passionate about achieving exceptional, natural-looking results that are tailored to you as an individual. I will take time to develop the most medically appropriate treatments for you, while carefully considering your expectations and budget. I will always try to offer you the best price possible, while never sacrificing my quality of care and level of results.

I specialise in full face rejuvenation with dermal fillers and have treated thousands of patients who have been delighted with the results.

Patient safety is my absolute priority – I will never recommend a treatment or product that I don’t personally endorse and have in-depth knowledge and experience working with. My aim is always for patients to go home feeling confident and looking natural after a positive experience at Dr Raquel Skin & Medical Cosmetics.