Affecting millions of Americans of all ages, acne is a common skin disease that should be treated by professional acne treatments. Our team of experts can prescribe the right treatments that are designed to eliminate existing breakouts and prevent future ones.
Only a qualified medical professional can select the most appropriate medication for patients who have acne. Over-the-counter gels, creams, lotions and cleansers are typically designed to treat mild cases of this skin condition. People who have a moderate to severe form of acne need to use products that are only available with prescriptions.
When writing a prescription, our medical professional chooses the proper concentration of each chemical. A high concentration can cause some unwanted side effects such as itching, peeling, burning and redness on the skin. By contrast, a low concentration might not be strong enough to deal with pimples. Therefore, prescriptions for topical acne drugs are usually written for only a few months until the ideal concentration is verified.
Other Treatment Options
Our professional dermatology practice is equipped with sophisticated technology that’s used to treat various forms of acne. This technology is very effective at eliminating moderate to severe pimples, nodules, cysts and other breakouts with heavy inflammation.
Our team of professionals can use this technology to improve the texture of skin that has been damaged by former acne lesions. Dead skin cells can be removed and the formation of new, healthier cells can be stimulated. It might take multiple visits for a patient to see noticeable results in terms of the fading of their condition.
In many cases, a simple DermaSweep treatment or a chemical peel is effective at gradually removing many blackheads and whiteheads from the skin. This accelerates the formation of new and healthy skin cells that will be less prone to getting clogged.
Talk to the Experts
To put it simply, over-the-counter acne treatments just don’t get the job done in the vast majority of cases. If you want to treat your acne in a safe and effective way, consider the professional acne treatments at Orange County Skin Lab. We would be happy to assess your condition and come up with a personalized treatment plan aimed to eliminate your acne and give you a better quality of life.
Orange County Skin Lab is located in San Juan Capistrano. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to learn more about our professional acne treatments.