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
    • Retinoids
    • Azelaic acid