Sometimes finding your way beyond breakouts is clear as mud.
Dr. Carol Clinton, patient Alex and Gail Hogan recently talked about the myriad options.
It’s Not a One-Size-Fits-All Endeavor
“We have lots of treatments because if it were one treatment that worked, everyone would be doing it,” Clinton said.
She said clearing skin is something personally important since it was a struggle for her.
“Acne is near and dear to my heart because I had bad acne when I was a kid.”
Alternatives to Drugs with a Lot of Side Effects
Alex said after trying a number of options including some antibiotics and some topical treatments, he came to Dr. Clinton because he felt the likely next option was a pretty powerful drug.
“Parents are a little apprehensive about that … I understand that,” said Hogan.
Clinton said, “There are so many other options.
“If you feel hopeless about it, we have hope for you.”
Acne Treatments Available
- Photodynamic Therapy – Or, PTD, is a two-step process involving the application of a gel followed by an Intense Pulsed Light Laser treatment.
- CureLight – Blue and red light is targeted to the skin to decrease bacteria and swelling.
- Dermaplane – A tool is gently used on the skin to slough off the upper, dull layer of skin.
- SilkPeel – Microdermabrasion is coupled with individualized topical solutions that are infused into the skin.
- Chemical Peel – A blemish-reducing solution is applied that brings clearer new skin to the surface.
- Intense Pulsed Light – Or, IPL, delivers pulses of precise light to the skin.
Last But Not Least
There are a variety of products available to help treat issues and maintain that clearer skin. Among the options are offerings from Obagi, SkinMedica DermaQuest, DermRx, Tretin-X and more.
Don’t forget that Clarisonic brush either.
To learn more, schedule a consultation here.
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