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Acne & Acne Scarring

acne and acne scarring treatment
acne and acne scarring treatment

What is ACNE & How is it Treated?

Acne has affected approximately 90% of people in the United States at some point during their life. Acne usually appears during childhood and teenage years but can also show up on adults later in life. It is a chronic, inflammatory disorder of the oil glands of the face, chest and back. Acne severity can vary from just few a blackheads and pimples to a more severe form known as cystic. This type of acne can result in scarring and disfigurement.

There are many over-the-counter facial soaps and cleansers that can help with mild cases of acne. These cleansers often contain medications such as benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and sulfur – all of which can help to some degree.

If you have tried these cleansers for several weeks with no success or you have a more severe case of acne, a doctor can help. The recommended treatment regimen depends on factors such as age, the type and severity of the acne, and what you are willing to commit to – certain medications may require applications twice a day for several weeks.

Many times topical medications such as creams or lotions are used in conjunction with oral medications that you swallow.

Common topical prescription medications include:

  • Retinoids
  • Antibiotics
  • Accutane
  • Dapsone

Oral prescription medications include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-androgen agents
  • Isotretinoin

Dr. Susan Sleep, MD

The Mobile Skin Solutions Medical Team is led by California licensed, Board Certified Internal Medicine and Skin Cancer Specialist, Dr. Susan Sleep. The Team also includes Kate Stults (Nurse Practitioner) and Kirsten Anderson (Radiation Therapist).

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