A few decades ago, teenagers suffering from acne problem were told to apply cut out potato chips and Clearasil. Today, things have changed a lot and as average people, we know far more that the cause of acne and its effective treatment. Nevertheless, not all cases of acne are the same and so is their treatment. When you go to a spa, you are presented with a range of treatment. Even dermatologists available in these salon spa offer guidance to a treating procedure. All these information confused you and it becomes tough to know the best treatment. Although acne mostly happens due to hormonal fluctuations and oil production in the face, not all types of acne require the same treatment.
When it comes to treatment, many people either choose natural home remedies or go for acne laser treatment in Edmonton. However, before choosing any treatment for any kind of acne it is necessary to check all other external and additional factors that may result in an outbreak.
Treatment for Comedonal and Moderate Inflammatory Acne
In most cases these kind of acne are treated with topical gels and creams. Most of these creams contain any of these retinoids, Retin-A, Differin, Renova, and Tazorac. These ingredients usually work by unclogging the clogged pores. A dermatologist usually combines a retinoid with oral antibiotics like doxycycline, tetracycline, minocycline or erythromycin to kill the bacteria and clean the pores. It is better to remember here that each antibiotic has its own side effects. When choosing antibiotics, be careful about the side effects.
Treatment for Cystic Acne
When retinoids and antibiotics do not work, patients have the choice to either go for the drug isotretinoin or choose a sever light or laser treatment to reduce inflammation and kill the bacteria. Acne laser treatment in Edmonton is a better and less painful treatment. Isotretinoin as an alternative is an extremely powerful treatment. This medication reacts to all kinds of severe acne infections, reduces scars, and evens breakouts within a few months. But this treatment too comes with loads of side effects. The side effects include inflammatory bowel disease, bony malformations, depression, ulcerative colitis, liver damage, and severe birth defects for the babies of women who take isotretinoin while pregnant.