Clinical and Holistic Solutions for Adult Acne

Adult acne can be a frustrating problem, especially when you are trying to decide how to treat it. Between medications with harsh side effects and seemingly endless home remedies for adult acne, you might not know what the best approach is to clear up your skin. At Specialists in Dermatology, we find that patients tend to benefit from a mix of clinical and holistic solutions to treat acne from multiple angles. Here’s a look at some of the treatments we recommend to help our patients see blemish-free skin. Prescription medications There are many prescription medications that can treat acne, so the right medication plan can be made for almost any patient suffering from severe acne. Medications like antibiotics, birth control, vitamin A supplements, and even blood pressure medication can all be helpful in the treatment of acne. Light-based therapies With the advanced technology in light-based therapy, patients might find treatment that is non-invasive and has very few side effects. However, these therapies can be costlier than treatments like medication, which is usually covered under insurance where blue light therapy and photodynamic may not be. Updated skincare routines Changing the products you use on your skin may have a big effect on your breakouts. Along with a mild cleanser and moisturizer, you might talk to your dermatologist about using products such as tea tree oil or salicylic acid for existing blemishes. There may also be some prescription topical solutions that are beneficial to incorporate into your skincare routine. Dietary changes A number of different foods have been associated with acne, so it may be necessary to change your diet to treat acne from the inside out. Just a few examples of potentially problematic foods include dairy, refined carbohydrates, and salt. Alternatively, foods such as sweet potatoes, citrus fruit, and leafy green vegetables may have positive benefits for your skin. Regardless of the cause of your adult acne, there is treatment available to help you gain more confidence with clearer skin. To explore what you can do to treat your acne in Tucson, call Specialists in Dermatology at (520) 382-3330.