Acne is a common skin condition that effects teenagers and adults. More women in their 30s and up are now experiencing acne. Teen and adult acne can have a negative effect on a person’s self-esteem and self-confidence.
Treating Acne Offers Benefits Beyond Clear Skin:
- Preventing dark spots and scars that can be left on the skin when acne pimples clear up.
- Boosting a person’s esteem and confidence.
Acne Treatment Types at Montgomery Dermatology, Rockville, Maryland
There are many effective acne treatments even for stubborn acne. Mild acne can be treated with over-the-counter products such as lotions or washes containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. It may take 4-8 weeks of product usage to see improvement. The treatment must continue afterwards to prevent future breakouts. If acne continues to be bothersome, more effective treatments are available from a dermatologist.
Prescription Topical Acne Treatments – A dermatologist can prescribe lotions containing retinoids, prescription-strength benzoyl peroxide, antibiotic or salicylic acid depending on your skin’s needs.
Prescription Medicine – Red, swollen types of acne may require medicine that works throughout the body. These medications include:
- Antibiotics to help kill bacteria and reduce inflammation
- Birth control pills and other medicines that change hormone levels (for women)
- Isotretinoin – A treatment that works on all causes of acne.
Procedures that Treat Acne Include:
- Facials – Your provider will determine the types of facials that would help your skin the most.
- Lasers and Light Therapy – These treatments reduce p. acnes bacteria
- Chemical Peels – These peels treat blackheads and papules
- Acne Removal – A procedure that drains and extracts large acne cysts and reduces pain and scarring.
If you would like to know more about persistent acne treatment, you should schedule an appointment to see our dermatologists. Our patients visit from Montgomery County including Rockville to North Bethesda and Gaithersburg, Maryland (MD). Convenient parking is available at Montgomery Dermatology in Rockville, Maryland (MD).