Acne treatments work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection, reducing inflammation or doing all four. We offer a wide variety of acne treatments to address specific patient concerns.
Topical treatments dry up the oil, kill bacteria and promote sloughing of dead skin cells. These products can be helpful for very mild acne. Tretinoin (Avita, Retin-A, Renova) and adapalene (Differin) are examples of topical prescription products. For moderate to severe acne, prescription oral antibiotics may be needed to reduce bacteria and fight inflammation. Patients may need to take these antibiotics for months, and may need to use them in combination with topical products.
For deep cysts, antibiotics may not be enough. Isotretinoin (Accutane) is a powerful medication available for scarring cystic acne or acne that doesn’t respond to other treatments. This medicine is reserved for the most severe forms of acne. It’s very effective, but people who take it need close monitoring because of the possibility of severe side effects.
We are pleased to offer the newest laser available for the treatment of acne. Laser- and light-based therapies reach the deeper layers of skin without harming the skin’s surface. Acleara laser treatment damages the oil (sebaceous) glands, causing them to produce less oil. After an initial series of treatments, patients can expect acne improvement which will last for six months, at which time a maintenance treatment will be required for continued results. We offer multiple package options for patients purchasing Acleara treatments.
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