The best treatment for acne can change depending on the patient and the physician. Some of the more popular products include Retin-A, Cleocin-T, erythromycin and tetracycline. But medication alone may not solve the problem.
“A good portion of my practice is devoted to dealing with acne and acne scars,” says Doctor Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills. “As if it’s not bad enough to suffer from acne in the first place, I’ve seen the ongoing emotional toll acne scarring can cause for patients twenty or thirty years later.”
Dr. Ourian suggests that a multipronged approach to treatment, lifestyle and diet is best. Here are a few suggestions that may help you win the war against acne.
- Discuss hormone issues with a doctor
- Keep skin clean with cleansers and toners it is important to note that over-washing may tend to dry out and irritate skin.
- Avoid high humidity
- Do not pick at the blemish, and keep hands away from skin unless cleaning it
- Find a skincare ritual that works, and stick to it
- Limit exposure to extreme temperatures, both cold and hot
- Find non-comedogenic makeup products
- Eat a balanced diet
If acne is very severe, there are a number of treatments that can be performed in a doctor’s office. These include:
“I have been helping patients with acne scars for more than ten years,” concludes Doctor Ourian, “and I believe the Coolaser achieves results superior to other laser or treatment modalities, especially when used in conjunction with a dermal filler.”