Four Tips to Help with Stubborn Acne

If you’ve suffered from acne, you know how hard it can be to treat. We see patients at The Dermatology Clinic all the time who struggle with their confidence due to ongoing acne problems. We offer professional treatment for all types of blemishes. Here are our top four tips to help you get the clear skin you deserve.

Washing a face with a cotton pad

Washing a face with a cotton pad

1. Proper Skin Care Regimen

You may already know that it’s very important to use the right products for your face, but did you know that it’s also important to use those products in the correct order? An easy trick to remember is to use the products from thinnest to thickest. Ask your dermatologist to recommend a retinol cream, which fights aging in addition to treating acne.

2. Extractions

Our aestheticians can treat non-inflamed acne (such as blackheads) by extracting the pore blockage. In other words, we squeeze out the oil and dirt that has built up underneath the skin. This is a quick and effective way to speed healing and minimize scarring from blemishes.

3. Chemical Peel And Microdermabrasion

Both chemical peels and microdermabrasion fight blemishes by gently removing the outer layer of skin. Chemical peels usually require several sessions where glycolic acid penetrates to reveal the healthy layer beneath the surface of your skin. Microdermabrasion is more like polishing the skin, gently buffing and exfoliating to remove dead skin cells and dirt from your pores.

4. Medication

In some cases, your dermatologist may recommend a low-dose antibiotic to help prevent the growth of bacteria. If you are a woman, we may suggest you consider the birth control pill. Shifting hormones can often cause adult acne. The birth control pill can help regulate these hormones, giving you clearer skin.

Book your appointment at The Dermatology Clinic today and let our dermatologists and aestheticians help you develop a skin care plan to get your skin back in perfect shape.

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