Acne Treatment

When using acne treatment, make sure you stick to it. Using an acne treatment once or twice is not going to help clear up your face. If you have a hard time remembering to use it, you can place your treatment in a place where you will see it frequently, such as near your toothbrush or hairbrush.

There are a number of acne therapeutic methods available in the market. However, the perfect treatment starts with identifying your individual skin type, understanding the type of acne that you have and severity of the problem. For example, some acne may be treated using Over-the-counter cream or drugs, others may require a special treatment that is formulated on the bases of individual needs.

Topical Treatments

Topical treatment is a  treatment that is applied to the surface of the body such as  creams, foams, gels, lotions, and ointments.  In most case topical treatment is used when the severity of  your acne is mild to moderate.  In order to clear the spot, you may need to take treatment for several months. Read more...

Oral antibiotics

Unlike topical treatment, oral antibiotic is an antibiotic taken by mouth. It is used to reduce the number of bacteria grows around follicles. It can also used to reduce the inflammatory chemicals produced by white blood cells as a results of bacterial infection.

There are numerous types of oral antibiotics prescribed for acne. Some of them have advantages over the other. In general, oral antibiotics are used in combination with topical acne medications . Read more

Accutane (Isotretinoin)

It has been found that most acne therapeutic methods have little effect on treating severe acne. As a result, doctors usually prescribe Accutane to treat severe acne. Accutane is a strong oral medication that have a potential side effects.

Cortisone injection

Assume your weeding or school prom is approaching and you want to remove your acne lesion from your face. Under such circumstance cortisone shot is the best option for those who wants their acne disappear very quickly. This injection contain anti-inflammatory ingredient called Triamcinolone, which is a steroid medication.

Cortisone is injected directly into the acne lesion while it is flaring. Within the next 24-48 hours, the injection take effect and the acne lesion will flatten out. Most inflammatory acne lesions can be treated with a cortisone injection.

Prescription acne medication

Currently there are a number of medications prescribed in order to clear acne. Those prescription acne medications can be topical or oral. Usually dermatologists combine different treatment methods in order to gain long-term control and resolutions. You cannot get a prescription medicine without doctors notice.

Over-the-counter acne treatments

Over-the-counter (OTC) treatments are drugs sold directly to a customer without a need of prescription from a doctor. There are many skin care products available in pharmacies to treat mild to moderate acne. Prior to buy any OTC medication, understand how over-the-counter acne products work and what ingredients to look for.

Birth control pills

Birth controls pills have been used for decades in order to treat acne in women. During premenstrual period, some women experience  flare-ups of acne since their hormone levels shift throughout their cycle. For others, it may persists for a long, even after menopause. Birth control pills is usually advised for a woman when other acne treatments have failed to work.

Home remedies for acne

According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), most natural supplements have not been shown to be effective, and some may even be harmful. However, there are some natural treatments that may be helpful in minimizing acne outbreak. Natural acne treatments haven't been well-studied, therefore , more research is essential to establish the potential effectiveness and long-term safety of these and other natural acne treatments.

Laser/Heat/Light Treatment

Acne heat/light treatment

 Now a day's, heat treatment for acne become a common practice performed at home and dermatologist office. There is evidence that medical grade blue LED light can kill acne bacteria, while red LED light can reduce inflammation. Used in combination, these two LED lights can be an effective acne treatment.

However, the kind of heat treatment you received at the dermatologist office is quite different from the one you used at home. In addition, the heat treatment rejuvenate old skin, as a result its use is usually restricted to adults ( not common among teens and young adults).

Photodynamic therapy

 Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a  treatment that uses a photosensitizing molecule. This a photosensitizing molecule is mostly a drug that is activated through the exposure of light.  Such procedure is performed in a physician's office or outpatient setting without difficulty.

Laser treatment

 Laser treatments are an effective and painless way to remove acne and acne scars. It works by using heat and ultraviolet light to remove dead skin cells and heal scarred skin. Your dermatologist can do this right in their office and it can be done in less than one hour.

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