Acne is most common among teenagers and younger children are increasingly getting acne as well. If the acne is severe, it can scar the skin and cause emotional distress.
Treatment of Acne
Our platform has an image upload feature that is extremely helpful for both providers and patients. With this feature, our physicians can get a precise, detailed look at your acne before the visit even begins. This feature is very useful for all patients, but specifically for those that wear makeup – you can take a picture when you have a clean face, save it and upload before your visit!
Once a diagnosis has been made, your doctor will go over the risks and benefits of the various treatment plans. Treatment for acne is different depending on the severity. A consistent skin care routine is imperative for successful treatment. This is sometimes difficult for adolescent patients, so follow up visits, especially in the beginning of treatment, will be important.
Options for treatment of acne may include:
For mild acne:
- Gentle cleansing
- Applying benzoyl peroxide (i.e. Brevoxyl)
- Applying salicylic acid (i.e. Stridex)
For moderate to severe acne:
- Benzoyl peroxide
- Draining of large pimples
- A prescription for:
- Antibiotic gels, creams or lotions
- Azelaic acid