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 who wear makeup – you can take a picture when you have a clean face, save it, and upload it 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 skincare routine is imperative for successful treatment. This is sometimes difficult for adolescent patients, so follow-up visits, especially at 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