Dermatologists are Acne Experts
A dermatologist will have received extensive training in skin conditions, being able to identify and treat over 3,000 conditions.
Dermatologists are specialist doctors who can manage, treat, and investigate skin conditions, and so they will be able to determine what is causing your acne and the best treatment path to go down.
A lot of the products available in stores today can end up making acne worse, which is why seeing a dermatologist is essential so you can get the right treatment for you.
Acne Treatments Dermatologist Recommend
There are many different types of acne treatments available today, and this is why it is so critical to see a dermatologist, as they will have the experience and knowledge to determine the best treatment for you.
For mild acne, topical treatments are normally prescribed. Examples include benzoyl peroxide, vitamin A cream, and retinoid. Oral antibiotics may also be prescribed to use alongside these topical treatments.
If you are suffering from severe acne, Accutane or isotretinoin may be prescribed. This is a type of medication that is only used for severe scarring and cystic acne.
There are other procedures that do not involve taking medication as well, such as BLU-U Light Therapy. This treatment will kill the bacteria that causes acne to clear the skin. Your glands bacteria and oil are targeted with the fluorescent blue light in an attempt to stop the bacteria that cause acne. This is because blue light is toxic to bacteria. This is a quick, painless, safe, and highly effective method.
At Dermatology & Plastic Surgery of Arizona, we will be able to determine the best treatment for your specific needs.