Acne Treatment Specialist Questions and Answers
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Acne is the most common skin condition in the entire world, affecting everyone to some degree. Most cases of acne are mild and clear up within a few days, but sometimes it can be more severe and last for weeks, months, or even years, depending on skin type and lifestyle factors. Hormonal changes can trigger acne production, such as during puberty, which is the most characteristic time for someone to develop this skin condition.
The best treatment for acne varies from one person to the next and depends upon several factors unique to each patient, including the cause, if it is inflammatory or non inflammatory, the patient’s age, if other treatments have failed to provide relief, the patient’s metabolism, and the patient’s gender. There are several creams, lotions, gels and soaps that can be purchased without a prescription to help clear up acne, including:
–Aldactone: blocks excess hormones
–Benzoyl Peroxide: kills bacteria and removes extra oil
–Clascoterone: topical treatment that blocks acne-causing hormones
–Resorcinol: exfoliant to help unclog blackheads/whiteheads
–Salicylic Acid: keeps pores from clogging
–Sulfur: removes dead skin cells
For more serious cases, doctors can prescribe:
–Antibiotics: kills acne bacteria
–Birth Control Pills: helps females with acne due to hormonal changes
–Isotretinoin: helps make less oil
There are many ways to clear up acne, some of which may work better for certain individuals. These include:
–Ice It: Cold therapy can help to reduce swelling, redness and inflammation and can be particularly effective when treating acne.
–Use Crushed Aspirin: Although this may sound far-fetched, applying a paste of crushed up aspirin and water is an effective acne treatment because it contains salicylic acid, which can help unclog pores and dissolve dead skin cells while also reducing inflammation.
–Use Makeup With Salicylic Acid: Sometimes acne has to be covered up with makeup. When this is the case, use products that have salicylic acid as an ingredient.
–Leave It Alone: Although it can be tempting to pop a pimple that looks ready to burst, resist the urge! Popping pimples can cause dry spots, lead to even worse breakouts, and scarring.
–Avoid Makeup With Pore-Clogging Ingredients: Myriads of makeup products contain pore-clogging ingredients that can lead to severe breakouts. If makeup is a must, use brands that do not use pore-clogging ingredients.
–Avoid Trigger Foods: For many people, there are certain trigger foods that can cause breakouts, such as dairy or processed sugars. Keep track of what foods might be causing acne flare-ups and avoid them in the future.
–Avoid Stress: While it is easier said than done, avoiding stress can help prevent acne breakouts.
–Face Wash Regularly: One of the best ways to get rid of acne is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. Practicing good hygiene can help to reduce acne breakouts, and also promotes softer, healthier skin.
–Apply A Sulfur Mask: Sulphur has been used to treat acne for decades as it helps unclog the pores and reduce inflammation.
–Get A Cortisone Injection: A cortisone injection can be useful in situations where painful zits and cysts do not want to heal. These are not used as regular acne treatments, although they are very effective at removing acne in one-off situations.
The four main causes of acne are:
-Excess oil (sebum) production
-Hair follicles clogged by oil/dead cells
If you are struggling with acne, trust the professionals at Golden Health & Beauty Center to help. Call us today to book an appointment to meet with our acne treatment specialist, or visit our clinic conveniently located at 16661 Ventura Blvd Ste 700, Encino, CA 91436. We look forward to serving you! We serve patients from Encino CA, Sherman Oaks CA, Studio City CA, Woodland Hills CA, Calabasas CA, West Hollywood CA, and San Fernando CA.
Through consult with the doctor .the treatment will be fully explained , how the treatment works, how often can it be done, what results to expect and sharing before & after photo album . Also the doctor will go over your goals and advise on different treatments and number of treatments necessary to achieve those goals.
Based on treatment(s) chosen during consult , treatment will begin.
Skincare product(s) that go well with your treatment to enhance your treatment results and speed up healing process will be recommended with product facts.
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