Acne is caused by inflammation and blockage within the pores. It can occur on the face, neck, back, arms, and even the buttocks. Acne is the most commonly reported skin condition and can affect all people regardless of age. This skin condition can have a severe impact on one's self esteem. Fortunately, there is effective treatment for acne. Treatment regimens can be frustrating, however, because they take time. An effective acne treatment regimen must be consistently used for approximately 8 weeks to help repair the pores where acne begins. Acne cannot be cleared overnight; this is a myth.
Once a treatment regimen has controlled the acne, maintenance is necessary to prevent additional breakouts. Treatment includes topical retinoids that help to restore balance within the pore. Topical antibiotics and anti-inflammatory preparations such as benzoyl peroxides work to kill acne causing bacteria. In moderate acne cases, oral antibiotics may be used in conjunction with a topical regimen to help reduce large and painful lesions. Isotretinoin is reserved for severe cystic acne that has been resistant to the above mentioned treatment regimens.
Cosmetic procedures such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation help to hasten the clearance of acne along with associated skin discoloration and redness. These procedures are great adjuncts to medical treatment options in maintaining breakout free skin. Skin Oasis Dermatology performs PCA Skin professional peels and skin care solutions to help you achieve flawless skin. Permanent acne scars can be treated with dermal fillers, laser rejuvenation, and chemical peels.