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What medical treatments are available?

Over the counter acne products maybe effective for mild acne, however clinical treatments are stronger and usually more effective than those advertised on television and at other outlets.

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of stubborn acne sufferers never seek medical attention or advice.

Their condition can lead to embarrassment self esteem issues and even severe irreversible scarring. The main stay of treatment for stubborn acne lies with an appointment with one of our advanced trained acne doctors.

They will identify the cause and trigger factors of your acne, arrange an acne action plan and use prescription medications and medical treatments to clear up your skin.

Prescription Medications

Acne treatment is not just about a skin care regime. Prescription medications like oral and topical antibiotics, topical retinoids and Benzyl peroxide are the main stay of treatment for certain forms of acne.

Vitamin A Derivatives

Oral Vitamin A derivatives are used for severe acne only and are usually prescribed by a dermatologist. The treatment requires close medical supervision because the drug has many known side effects (many of which can be severe).

Medical Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a cosmetic technique that physically exfoliates and removes the outer most layer of dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It reduces red spots and pigmentation associated with acne.

Chemical Peeling

Chemical peels, also known as dermapeeling, are used to improve the appearance of the skin. A chemical solution is applied to the skin, which causes it to “blister” and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and with less acne.

IPL & Laser

IPL and laser offer one of the few effective treatments to relieve the facial redness associated with acne. A chemical solution is applied to the skin which removes the debris covering the skin pore, allowing it to breathe

Photodynamic Therapy

Acne does not always respond well to conventional medical treatment therapies and therefore PDT has been proposed as a revolutionary new treatment option. The versatility of PDT has rendered it an invaluable and novel treatment in the practice of dermatology and stubborn acne treatment.

Acne Scarring

Acne scarring occurs as a result of acne activity usually when it has been prolonged or severe. A number of treatments are available .The type of treatment selected should be one that is best for you in terms of your skin type, cost, what you want the treatment to accomplish and the side effect potential.

Hormonal Treatments

Particular hormones have been known to make acne worse. For females, options for controlling the hormones that cause acne include particular variants of the oral contraceptive pill and specific anti androgen medications.