There are many anti-acne treatments in Orlando and some are more effective than others. Acne develops when the natural oil in your skin combines with dead skin cells and bacteria to block the pore and allow inflammation. The type of anti-acne treatments that you need will depend on the severity of your acne breakouts. The main treatments are lifestyle changes, topical creams, oral medication and medical procedures. The five main benefits of acne treatments are:
- Control breakouts
- Avoid scarring
- Reduce the appearance of scars
- Restore self-confidence
- Relief from pain
When you consult with our specialist in Orlando, your acne will be examined and anti-acne treatments may be prescribed. If a lifestyle change is your best course of treatment, you may be asked to keep your face clean because oil build-up is a major cause of acne. You should keep your hair away from your face, and change your pillowcase every day or two. You may also be asked to avoid oil-based creams and lotions as well as scented creams as they can irritate the skin. You can choose sunscreens and moisturizers that have the term “non-comedogenic” on the label. This means they will not clog pores. If you have mild acne, these lifestyle changes may help.
Washing your face gently twice a day can help prevent further breakouts, but it won’t clear the ones already present. The use of rough washcloths, loofahs, and scrubs is not recommended because the use of these products can cause skin injury, may lead to more breakouts, may cause acne to become more red and irritated, and other skin problems. Acne is best treated topically with chemical exfoliation techniques that can often be found in the form of creams. Some topical creams are over the counter and some require a prescription. Our specialist will guide you on which topical treatments would be best suited for your acne and skin type.
Medical procedures are very effective for treating acne and removing scars. Light therapy, chemical peels, deep pore cleansing facials are the main in-office procedures used to address active acne breakouts. Light therapy can reduce the amount of acne-causing bacteria on your skin. Chemical peels remove the surface layers of skin and allow new skin to form. Deep pore cleansing facials address the removal of blackheads and whiteheads, in addition to calming inflammation and improving the health of the skin’s barrier. Laser therapy, chemical peels, and microneedling are the main treatments used in the office to address acne scarring.
Whether you are a teenager or an adult, there is no reason to feel at your wit’s end suffering from acne, whether it is severe or mild. Our specialist will determine the best treatment for your skin type and level of breakout and will help you on your journey back to clear skin. Contact the office of Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center in Orlando today to schedule an appointment!