Acne Treatment Options
Acne treatment takes commitment to your skincare regimen and a bit of patience. Topical treatments such as retinoids (vitamin A creams), benzoyl peroxides, Sulfur based products and topical antibiotics are used to help treat mild cases of acne. If oral antibiotics are prescribed (doxycycline or minocycline), it may be used in low doses to control inflammation. Because they do not act on bacteria in that dose, they can be safely used long term as they don’t affect the skin or gut microbiome. Additionally, women who experience premenstrual flares may also be given spironolactone pills. These pills are often used in conjunction with topical skincare treatments, to manage moderate to severe acne.
For severe acne cases, isotretinoin, also known as Accutane may be prescribed. Isotretinoin is the only medication approved for severe cystic and scarring acne, which is the most serious form of acne.
BLU-U Light Therapy is another treatment option which is fast, safe, painless, and effective. This treatment improves skin and breakouts by destroying the bacteria that causes acne.