Acne is a very common skin condition that affects millions of American even into adulthood. Expert, personalized treatments are available at Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer, and Vein Center to help you achieve clear, beautiful skin. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
What is Acne?
What causes Acne?
How is Acne treated?
The first step to getting clear skin is cleaning the skin. A quality, mild soap should be used every evening to clean the skin. Strong moisturizers should be used to keep the skin hydrated and healthy. Over the counter products such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are good places to start when treating acne.
When over-the-counter products don’t work, it is best to make an appointment to see a dermatologist. First-line care often includes adding a topical retinoid to use at night. These products promote new skin growth for a clean appearance and clear pores that have been occluded.
For stubborn lesions, we then consider stronger combination topicals of several medications, oral antibiotics like minocycline, chemical peels, and oral isotretinoin (Accutane).
For adult females, the oral medication spironolactone is very helpful in achieve clear skin for difficult lesions to clear.
What should I do if I or my family member has Acne?
Call the office today to make an appointment and start the process to achieving clear, beautiful skin.