Acne and pimples can be very frustrating, especially in teenagers. Acne outbreaks can occur at any age, but its most common in adolescents, who have hit puberty. Teenage girls often face acne outbreaks at the start of menstruation, and it is difficult to be with them. Not only do acne hamper one’s appearance, but they also lower down the confidence and self-esteem of a person. Acne can often lead to stress, depression and suicidal tendencies. It has been observed that many people who have acne, try to cut themselves off from people and think about committing suicide. So, acne might look like a small problem, but its consequences can be severe. However, there is no valid reason that one must face such consequences. Acne are treatable, and one must seek medical help for treating them, because treating acne will not only enhance your look, but also boost your self-confidence.
Medical Treatment for Acne
There are many over-the-counter treatments available for acne in form of creams, gels and pads. Any person can get it from a shop, without any prescription. However, such products take time to show their effect, generally 8-10 weeks. Moreover, there is always a chance of breakouts returning once you stop using those products. Also, you can never be sure of what product would work on your skin and sometimes some over the counter products cause side-effects as well. Although you can treat mild acne with such products, going to a dermatologist is your best choice.
There is a wide range of treatment options your dermatologist can offer you. Your dermatologist may suggest you topical medications that you would directly apply on your skin, or oral medications or a combination of both. What medications will be suggested to you will depend upon the severity of your problem. Topical medications generally contain retinoids or salicylic acids and azelaic acid. These work by preventing plugging of hair follicles and preventing the over production of natural oils in the skin. Many topical medications also contain antibiotics, to kill bacteria and prevent redness.
Antibiotics are also used in oral medications to treat acne. They work by killing the bacteria causing acne. However, prolonged use of antibiotics can render them ineffective, so they must be used with caution. Women are also prescribed oral contraceptives to treat acne as they control the hormone levels, which are a major cause of acne.
Another very effective drug used to treat acne is isotretinoin. It can cure the acne that does not respond to any other treatments. However, the drug has serious side effects, and the doctor will keep you under close observation if at all he needs to prescribe this drug to you.
The Treatment takes Time
Although there are many treatments available, one thing that must be noted is that the treatment takes time. You need to be very patient when taking treatments for acne. You cannot expect your acne to vanish overnight. It won’t vanish even after weeks of treatments. Infact, there are possibilities that your skin condition might worsen before it starts to cure. So, you must give time to your treatment. You must wait at least 2-3 months for the treatment to respond. Always consult your dermatologist if you encounter any problem with your treatment. Your treatment would continue even after your acne is cured, so that any future outbreak is prevented. Your dermatologist will advice you on when you can stop the treatment altogether. Heed to your dermatologists advice if you want your treatment to stay effective.
We offer all these treatment with great care and precision. We follow a thorough diagnosis procedure to understand your skin type and the type of acne you are facing and offer the treatments accordingly. We take care that there are minimal side effects of the medicines and the side effects are taken care of. We stand by you all through the way in curing your pimple and acne problems and make sure that they do not return to you in future. We care for your happiness and provide you with acne solutions that you need to boost your self-esteem and never find it difficult to move out in public!