The treatment of acne, as with so many other medical disorders, has advanced greatly over the last few decades. Years ago, acne treatment depended upon “physical modalities,” such as scrubbing with harsh soaps, ultraviolet light, low dose X-ray sessions, and dietary changes. Prescription medicines, both topical and internal, revolutionized acne therapy with great success, culminating with Accutane in the 80’s, which is still by far the most effective medical agent for moderate to severe or stubborn acne. But the last few years have seen a rise in physical treatments--including Laser Genesis, microdermabrasion, dermalinfusion, and dietary supplements--as alternatives in managing this unsightly, disfiguring condition.
Variety of Treatment Approaches
The treatment of each particular case depends on the type of acne, in other words on the depth of the acne process within the pores. If blackheads and whiteheads are predominant, time-tested topical prescription medications, such as Vitamin A derivatives, are employed. Physical modalities speed the resolution, such as microdermabrasion and dermalinfusion such as SilkPeelTM, which abrade the outer layers of skin to unroof clogged pores and stimulate removal of whiteheads and blackheads. Additionally, SilkPeelTM infuses acne-specific serum into the skin. Laser genesis treatments target the redness and pigmentation which often persist after flares of acne. And of late, dietary phytochemicals derived from certain vegetables have shown promise and efficacy by tweaking estrogen metabolism.
If the acne process is deeper within the skin, systemic treatments are used, from acne-specific antibiotics to hormone modulators to the often miraculous Accutane, which has for decades safely and totally resolved even the most serious of cases.
For those patients who suffer side effects, have very sensitive skin, or whose lifestyles or preferences favor non-medical solutions, there are now sensible alternatives which can help. To schedule your consultation for acne treatment, contact our office.
Customized Treatments--Optimal Results *
Benson Dermatology and QnA Medical Spa offer the entire spectrum of the latest medical treatments, cutting edge physical procedures, and comprehensive nutritional supplementation to control acne and maintain clarity. Our board certified providers use their decades of experience and the full measure of modern medical remedies, and QnA cistomizes acne treatments utilizing lasers, SilkPeel Dermalinfusion, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, phytochemical dietary supplements, and skincare regimens for optimal results.
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