It's quite simple, acne treatments work by reducing the amount of oil production in your body, increasing the speed of your skin cell turnover, battling against bacteria and infection and in most cases doing all three. With all most all of prescription medication acne treatments, it is quite common for you not to see any results for nearly four to eight weeks, also your skin may get a lot worse before you see any results. If you are pregnant you should also confirm with your doctor that any oral medications you take will not harm your child.
If you want to know how to treat acne then here are some quite common doctor and dermatologist recommended acne treatments:
Topical treatments are acne lotions that are known to dry up the oil and slow production, kill bacteria and at the same time help promote sloughing of dead skin cells. Over the counter lotions are known to be generally quite mild and contain sulfur, benzoyl peroxide, resorcinol, salicylic acid or lactic acid as their main active ingredients. Some of these type of products can be helpful for mild acne. If your acne does not respond to these types of treatments, then you may want to contact your doctor or a dermatologist to for possible solutions or treatment.
Antibiotics are great for such cases of moderation or severe acne, a prescription oral antibiotic is great for reducing bacteria and fighting inflammation. Your dermatologist may recommend that you take these antibiotics for months, and you also have to use them with a combination of other topical products and treatments. Contact your doctor or dermatologist for recommendations on acne treatments.
Isotretinoin are for deep cysts because sometimes antibiotics just are not enough. Isotretinoin (Accutane) is one of the most powerful medications available for the scarring cystic acne and acne very severe cases of acne that have not responded well to other acne treatments. This medicine is very effective and increases chances of “curing acne", but the patients who take this medicine need close monitoring by a dermatologist because of the high risk of sever side effects the medicine has. Research has shown Isotretinoin is has been known to cause severe birth defects, so pregnant women should not take at all no matter what the situation. In fact, the drug has such a high risk for serious potential side effects that women of reproductive age have to participate in an FDA-approved monitoring program to receive a prescription for the drug. Also, isotretinoin has been known to possibly increase a persons levels of triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood and may also increase liver enzyme levels. Although in most cases most patients return to normal when they have stopped taking the medication.
Oral contraceptives up to and including combinations of norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol (Ortho-Cyclen, Ortho Tri-Cyclen), that research has show that they improve acne in women. Although like with any medication you should contact your doctor about possible side effects.
Some doctors may have success with cosmetic surgery to decrease and diminish scars left by acne. Doctors procedures include the peeling away dead or damaged skin with chemicals or by freezing the dead skin or dermabrasion. Dermabrasion is an intense light therapy and laser resurfacing procedure. Peeling procedures are successful at eliminating superficial scars on the skin tissue. Dermabrasion, which is usually for severe scarring of the skins tissue and also involves removing the skins top layers with a rapidly rotating wire brush. Laser resurfacing is using intense light and very short pulses to remove succeed at removing the outer layer of your skin tissue. If you have problems with skin that forms scar tissue, then dermabrasion can make your complexion worse.
So I suggest that you contact your doctor or dermatologist if you have any questions about receiving the right acne treatment.
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