If your acne does require treatment, your Orlando dermatologist will work with you to establish the most effective plan of care. Because all patients respond differently to treatment, it may take some trial and error to find the best regimen for you. For best results, it is important that you use medications as directed.
BE PATIENT! It typically takes six to eight weeks to see improvement with any acne medication. Blackheads and whiteheads have to come to the surface to go away. As a result, you may feel you are getting worse at first, but this is the process necessary to achieve clear skin.
If desired, an acne facial treatment using steam and extractions to remove blackheads may help to improve stubborn acne lesions and speed up the clearing process.
Treatment options include but are not limited to:
- Topical medications
- Isotretinoin (formerly known as Accutane)
- Light Therapy Treatments
- Chemical Peels