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How Dermatologists Treat Acne

Posted by Lawrence Jaeger .

How Dermatologists Treat Acne in NYC

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How Dermatologists Treat Acne

If you have acne, you don’t have to suffer in silence. There are many advanced options for acne treatment for patients of all ages that can reduce the risk of permanent scarring and help you feel more confident about your appearance. If you have acne, here is a look at some of the ways your dermatologist may provide treatment.

Your dermatologist may prescribe one or more of these:

  • Antibiotics (helps to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation).
  • Birth control pills and other medicine that works on hormones (can be helpful for women).
  • Isotretinoin (the only treatment that works on all that causes acne).
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Dermatological – Acne Treatment:

– Acne/Topical Treatments

Topical acne treatments are medications that are applied directly to the affected skin. Some topical treatments work by killing bacteria that cause acne, while others help to reduce oil that leads to clogged pores and acne. Benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, retinoids, and salicylic acids are all examples of topical acne treatments. Each topical acne treatment has its own set of side effects, including skin rashes and peeling, so your dermatologist will help you weigh the benefits and the risks.

– Acne/Systemic Treatments

Systemic treatments for acne work throughout your body. These treatments are oral medications and include antibiotics to reduce acne bacteria, birth control pills to address acne that is linked to hormone fluctuations in women, and isotretinoin, a medication that was designed exclusively for acne treatment and addresses all causes of the condition. Because of the side effects of these medications, they are usually only prescribed for people who have acne with cysts and nodules. The side effects of isotretinoin can be especially severe, so your dermatologist will monitor you closely if you are on this medication.

– Acne Procedure & Treatments

Some procedures your dermatologist can perform may also treat acne. These include laser skin treatments, chemical peels, and acne removal. Laser light therapy can reduce acne bacteria, while chemical peels treat blackheads and papules. Acne removal is performed on cystic acne. Your dermatologist may drain the cysts or inject them with medication.

At Advanced Dermatology Associates, home of Dr. Lawrence Jaeger, we provide acne treatment for patients of all ages. Don’t let acne permanently damage your skin and affect your self-esteem. Make an appointment for a consultation today by calling (212) 262-2500 or toll-free at 1-800-545-7546 (SKIN).