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Top 10 Treatments for Acne
As a woman who has suffered from acne in her teens, I can tell you that acne is much more serious than people realize. It does not only effect you physically, but mentally, socially, and emotionally. You feel like you wanna self destruct because it isn’t something that can go away, right away. Although, I have never went to the dermatologist nor visited any medical professional to be treated for my acne, I’ve learned to manage it on my own and eventually get rid of it completely.
Regardless of being efficient or effective, treating acne is much more complicated than people realize. However; if you can understand the variety of ways that dermatologists and other medical professionals treat acne and the options available, you can fight acne.
There are a variety of treatments and options for individuals with acne, offered by medical professionals and some are hollistic remedies to which I have used. Some of them include:
1.) LASER TREATMENT or PHOTOTHERAPY – The best way to treat acne is laser treatment skin resurfacing. With the use of radiation, light, and power; lasers are destined to destroy any bacteria on your face, including acne. As you continue, not only will this fight acne, but it will prevent it from coming back and will get rid of scarring. Although it may be costly to some degree, it is worth it, as a result.
2.) BIRTH CONTROL PILLS – As Birth Control Pills are a form of contraception, they also are linked to treating moderate to severe cases of acne. I know this sounds ridiculous, but they really do help. Birth Control Pills are used for individuals (women) and work by targeting those “out of control” hormones that are linked to the cause of acne. Sometimes medical professionals recommend taking them, however; they are not recommended for men, although time can only tell.
3.) ANTIBIOTICS – Whether oral or topical, antibiotics are used to destroy infection and bacteria on a variety of wavelengths. The most common antibiotic used for acne treatment is called Erythromycin, as it is a both oral and topical, however; there are numerous others that are used to treat acne.
4.) ISOTRETINOIN – Isotretinoin is a strong, moderate way of controlling and treating acne. Isotretinoin is mostly used in oral form, although there are creams that possess the powerful ingredient. It is most commonly used for individuals with a severe case of acne. Although it possesses quite a few side effects, the good exceeds the bad, as a result. Some brands of isotretinoin include: Roaccutane, Accutane, Claravis, and Isotrex.
5.) ASPIRIN – Although I have discovered that Aspirin helps on my own, through my own experience, I’ve heard that some medical professionals recommend using aspirin daily (especially if you suffer from an acute case of acne) and including aspirin in your daily skincare regime.
6.) OTC TOPICAL SOLUTIONS – Some dermatologists and other medical professionals believe that some “over the counter” (OTC) solutions work best to manage and treat acne. This can include everything from Rentin-A to the standard Proactiv regime.
7.) MICRODERMABRASION – Although microdermabrasion is a procedure that is used commonly to resurface the skin and restore youthfulness and glow, it’s been said by several professionals that microdermabrasion works amazingly to not only treat acne, but to prevent it from coming back.
8.) EXTRACTION – Whether comedo or surgical, several medical dermatologists and other medical professionals believe this will not only get rid of acne and prevent it from coming back, but find the actual cause so they can prevent it in the future. Most doctors who attempt any extraction use several devices and tools.
9.) SUNLIGHT – Even though some people believe the sun is your enemy, in reality it is your best friend. Some professionals believe that the sun is really good for your skin because as it promotes vitamin D and it’s radiation, as well as rays is so powerful, it invades your body like an abyss and helps control hormonal balance, which contributes to acne. Without the help of a medical professional, I’ve discovered that this does have the potential of working.
10.) CHEMICAL PEELS – These peels are made from a variety of acids and natural ingredients that are linked to fighting acne and battling it, as a whole. They vary on type and the individual chemicals involved. It’s been said by several professionals that chemical peels not only battle acne, but prevent it from returning.