Today, there are many effective acne treatments. This does not mean that every acne treatment works for everyone who has acne. But it does mean that virtually every case of acne can be controlled.
People who have mild acne have a few blemishes. They may have whiteheads, blackheads, papules, and/or pustules (aka pimples). Many people can treat mild acne with products that you can buy without a prescription. A product containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid often clears the skin. This does not mean that the acne will clear overnight.
If you want to see clearer skin, you should see a dermatologist.*
Most acne treatments are applied to the skin. Your dermatologist may call this topical treatment. There are many topical acne treatments. Some topicals help kill the bacteria. Others work on reducing the oil. The topical medicine may contain a retinoid, prescription-strength benzoyl peroxide, antibiotic, or even salicylic acid. Your dermatologist will determine what you need.
Acne can be treated with a procedure by dermatologist . These treatments include:
Lasers and other light therapies: These devices reduce the p. acnes bacteria. Your dermatologist can determine whether this type of treatment can be helpful.
Chemical peels: You cannot buy the chemical peels that dermatologists use. Dermatologists use chemical peels to treat 2 types of acne — blackheads and papules.
Acne removal: Your dermatologist may perform a procedure called “drainage and extraction” to remove a large acne cyst.
Most acne patients try a variety of over the counter acne remedies before seeking medical help. Unfortunately, this delay in effective treatment can result in significant scarring.
The best treatment for you will depend on the extent of the acne, the desired results*, and your skin type. Book a consultation with Certified Experiecned Skin Specialist Dr. Abdul Hameed to help you decide. In some cases, combining multiple treatments may have the best results.
(*) Disclamer : There is no guarantee of specific results. Results may vary from patient to patient based on age, sex, skin type and other factors.