The following is a guest post sent to me from our friend Frank, who is a popular blogger specializing in health and wellness. I thought this would be a great post for our DPL Nuve and DPL Nuve Blue light therapy fans. Let us know what has worked for you to treat acne by leaving a comment below.
Many people have tried at home acne creams and products and still have issues with acne related breakouts. If you are still having acne breakouts after trying out several different acne products, than you should definitely try treating acne with proper dermatology.
Once you visit the dermatologist, he or she will guide you through the different options to treat acne. Usually, the dermatologist will suggest using “tropic medications” which are usually products such as benzoyl peroxide. These products usually are a form of acne soap, cream, and various gels. This treatment usually will be used for a few months to see if this clears up the acne and works. One of the important factors to remember with this is you must follow the dermatologist’s directions on which order and how to properly apply the creams and soap. If you use benzoyl peroxide for a few months and do not see the results you are looking for, you should contact your dermatologist and you can discuss another form of treatment, most likely medication.
If using tropical medications does not work, then you can try a prescription medication to treat acne. One of the most popular methods is taking Isotretinoin (formally known as Accutane.) Isotretinoin is usually used in severe cases of acne and there are some risk factors in taking it. Before taking Isotretinoin your dermatologist will go over all the possible side effects and health factors and if it is recommended than you will begin your prescription. This medicine is usually taken twice a day when you eat and also with a glass of water. Some side effects can include having chapped lips, skin dryness over your body, and usual amounts of sweating. More serious side effects are rare and include headaches, nausea, and fevers. If you have any of the more serious side effects, you should contact your doctor immediately and most likely you will discontinue using this medication.
If you have acne that is hurting your self esteem and making you feel self conscious, than making an appointment with a dermatologist should be a top priority. If using over the counter skin products are not helping with your acne skin problems, than the only way to help the problem is by visiting a dermatologist. Oral medications for acne can have side effects, however, you must see if having poor skin is worth the risk and if having success in using the product can improve how you feel about yourself, it may be more than worth it.
You can find more helpful tips and advice on skin care at Frank’s website at Charlotte Dermatology. You should always seek council from a physician about your skin care problems.