Find out about acne treatments.
Acne treatments vary greatly and should always be discussed with a doctor or dermatologist before considering. The type of treatment depends on a few factors, how severe, where on the body and what is causing it.
Acne Treatments for scarring
Scarring is a result of acne that has been left untreated or inadequately treated.
Acne scarring is treated in three main ways as follows:
- Surface scarring is sometimes treated by resurfacing the skin with chemical peels dermabrasion, and even with lasers.
- Deep scarring is treated by filling the area scarred with an individual's own tissue or using injections or implanted agents.
- Thick scars can be separated from surface skin by a process called Dermal Undermining.
Acne Treatments - Medications
Medication can cure some acne case but do come with side effects:
- Accutane is one of the most popular medications available. Accutane can sometimes clear acne, make it worse and/or cause liver problems.
- Benzaclin is a gel product that can cause permanent skin damage and discoloration.
- Blu-u is a light system that uses a Rx solution plus a light you sit under for a certain amount of time to reduce acne breakouts.
Acne Treatments - Sensitive skin
Sensitive skin can only complicate things further with an acne condition, making acne treatment harder. There are no real treatments for sensitive skin itself.
- Only use over the counter creams and solutions made specifically for sensitive skin.
- Never over dry sensitive skin, always use a moisturizer even with oily skin. This can have devastating results on healing.
- Most acne medications and Sensitive skin treatments all involve a milder solution and more moisturizers.