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Prescription Acne Treatment - All They All Scams?

Jul 17, 2008
Prescription acne treatment is the treatment recommended by a dermatologist after evaluating the person who is suffering from acne. It mainly involves topical medications and oral medications.

Prescription acne treatment acts on the factors that lead to acne, reduces oil production in the skin and effectively reduces infections from bacteria while minimizing inflammation. Prescription treatments also exist for removing the acne scars. Commonly employed prescription acne treatment includes topical treatments, antibiotics, isotretinoin, laser and light therapy, and cosmetic procedures. A combination of these treatments is often prescribed by dermatologists for achieving long term results. Prescription acne treatment such as soft tissue filters, dermabrasion, radiofrequency and laser light treatments, microdermabration and skin surgery are employed for treating the scars that are left by acne.

Topical acne medication is the best choice for treating mild acne. In this acne treatment, the prescribed medication is applied on the patient's skin; it kills excess skin bacteria and prevents the plugging of hair follicles. The most popular topical medications include azelaic acid, retinoids, benzoyl peroxides, topical acne antibiotics and combination topical products. Adapalene, Tazarotine and Tretinoin are the retinoids most often prescribed. Oral contraceptives are prescribed as a combination of norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol, and are specially meant for women. Oral antibiotics are prescribed for treating more severe acne and sometimes they are used in combination with acne treatments. Isotretinoin is often prescribed by dermatologists in case the acne is severe and is not responding to other treatments.
Cosmetic acne treatments such as chemical peels and microdermabration are extensively prescribed by dermatologists to lessen the appearance of fine lines, minor facial scars and sun damages. Hormone treatments are employed to get rid of acne which is caused by hormonal imbalances. Laser therapy lessens the oil production of oil glands and light therapy acts on the bacteria that cause inflammation.

Acne treatments require a time period of 4-8 weeks for getting results. Prescribed acne treatments, especially oral treatment is highly effective, but prone to severe side effects. Pregnant women are not advised oral prescription acne treatment. And lastly it is important to find a program that you can stick to, and follow their schedule so that you can get on track to curing your acne. There are many programs out there and around the net, but make sure that you follow a proven program that has proven results. Because there are many places willing to offer programs, but most are just taking your money.
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