In order to effectively treat your acne and prevent future breakouts, you'll need to find a Dermatologist who has experience dealing with your type of acne. Your Dermatologist should be able to recommend the most effective treatment for your particular type of acne. Some common treatments used by Dermatologists include topical retinoids, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, acne scarring surgery, and other non-surgical treatment options. However, they have different types and application methods, so it is important to understand which type will work best for you and your type of acne.
'Topical retinoid creams or lotions derived from Vitamin A are derived naturally from plants and work to unclog pores, reducing the production of sebum in the sebaceous glands of the skin and preventing further breakouts. They're the first treatment of choice for closed comedones and blackheads: the tiny, hard skin coloured bumps that often occur on the face and neck. They are effective at reducing inflammation and redness of your skin and reduce the appearance of pimples and blemishes.
Other Dermatologist treatments include chemical peels and acne scarring surgery. Chemical peels are an invasive procedure that involves the use of a high powered light to remove dead skin cells from your face, while scarring surgery is a procedure that involves the surgical removal of large amounts of tissue from your face or other parts of your body, to improve their appearance.
If you have severe acne or scarring, then your Dermatologist may also recommend a surgical treatment called a face lift, or microdermabrasion. This procedure involves removing a layer of skin from your face, sometimes as much as 2 cm thick, to help to reduce the appearance of facial acne and fine lines.
You should also be aware that not all of the treatments used by Dermatologists are available for all types of acne. Some skin care products such as moisturizers and acne creams can be harmful if used incorrectly. This is why it's important to consult with your Dermatologist before you begin using any product to make sure that you are safe and comfortable using it. Some products can contain harsh chemicals or irritants that can harm the skin and can also cause allergic reactions.
Before you choose any of the acne treatment options mentioned here, it's also important to talk to your Dermatologist about your skin type. If you have oily skin or are prone to acne, you may find that certain products can make your skin more sensitive to the elements and therefore more sensitive to the treatment being applied. If you suffer from acne that is persistent, you should always discuss this with your Dermatologist before starting any treatment, including topical retinoids or microdermabrasion. They will be able to suggest the right acne treatment for you based on your specific needs.
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