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There Are Effective Acne Treatment Options for You -- So Don't Get Discouraged

Aug 17, 2007
It's no fun desperately trying to put a stop to pimples that are invading your face! However, you'll be glad to know if you are fighting acne that there are many treatment options to help you win your war.

Perhaps you haven't been able to conquer your acne so far because of a lack of knowledge of various treatment options that are at your service.

Things are different now than they were years ago because of the advance of medical science -- including in the area of acne treatment.

Here are various treatment options for you to try:

1. Natural acne treatment choices:

Many natural treatments help heal pimples from the inside out. For example, the deficiency of certain vitamins and minerals in your food could be making your acne worse. And the addition of certain foods could also be making your acne worse -- such as junk foods. For that reason, if you're serious about winning your war against acne, don't forget to eliminate junk food from your daily diet.

Several natural acne treatments work on the outside of your body to help heal pimples. Consider trying tea tree oil to apply to your breakouts. It has worked for others. It might work for you too.

You also might want to try using remedies made with green tea to apply to your pimples as well.

If you can find a natural remedy to help your pimples go away, you won't have to concern yourself with possible side effects of prescription medications or harsh chemicals. As you probably know, it can be expensive using the services of a dermatologist, so if you can get control of your acne by natural means, that would be a lot less expensive.

2. Over-the-counter acne treatments you may wish to try:

You might want to ask your local pharmacist to tell you which acne treatment at the drugstore he feels is the most effective. One or more of them just might work. There are a number of different products that you can buy over the counter that help clear up pimples, but you might have to try several and you'll need to give each product a fair try by using it consistently for several weeks or more.

3. Prescription medications for acne relief:

You'll need to go to your doctor or dermatologist and have him or her prescribe acne medication for you. This probably will be in the form of antibiotics that fight pimples or a prescription containing Accutane. Another effective prescription drug contains Retin-A. If you are suffering from cystic acne, a prescription containing isotretinoin may be recommended. The prescription you use may contain benzoyl peroxide -- which is one of the most popular acne-fighting ingredients. However, you need to know that there may be side effects to using prescription medications.

4. Red and blue ultraviolet light rays:

These laser techniques could really be effective in helping to clear up your skin.

5. Scar-removing treatments that are available to help get rid of disfiguring pits and dents:

There are various methods of removing scars left by your war on pimples. You will need to visit a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to see what he or she recommends. You may decide that laser therapy is the way to go. Dermabrasion also removes the outer damaged layer of skin so that new skin can grow. There's also a method which involves punching out scarred areas of your skin with a cookie-cutter type instrument and then suturing the edges together to remove scars.

Obviously, the best thing for you to do is to prevent yourself from getting acne scars in the first place by keeping your fingers off of your pimples.

As you can see, if you've read this article from start to finish, there are a lot of acne-fighting options for you to try. Don't give up, because with today's arsenal of pimples-banishing weapons at your service, clearer skin can be yours at last.
About the Author
Win your war with acne with acne tips. Author Patricia Wagner writes about a variety of acne issues to help you banish pimples.
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