What are the best treatment options for acne?

Acne is a common skin condition that is often associated with teenagers, but many adults deal with different types of acne as well. Acne can negatively affect the appearance, texture, and health of the skin and it can be embarrassing for those who deal with it. Some acne is severe enough that patients are unable to disguise their problem with cosmetics. Those who want to put their best face forward in social situations often take the time to speak to a dermatologist at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology about the best treatment options for acne.

Acne can be addressed in a variety of ways, but this needs to be determined based on the type of acne patients are experiencing. There are many different varieties and a diagnosis can help guide Dr. Mary Lupo and her team in developing a skin care routine and treatment options that work best. The two types are inflammatory (includes papules, pustules, nodules and cysts) and non-inflammatory (comedones and milia). They can range from mild to severe with an evaluation from a dermatologist.

Once the type of acne has been determined, treatment options will be discussed. Some patients do well with the use of over-the-counter products. However, by the time they are visiting a dermatologist, many have attempted to treat the problem in this manner without any noticeable results or changes. This is when they decide to see Dr. Mary Lupo and seek additional assistance.

Treatment options for acne may include:

  • Topical creams and gels
  • Oral antibiotics
  • Hormonal therapies
  • Laser  and light therapies
  • Chemical therapies
  • Accutane

Patients in and around the area of New Orleans are often interested in speaking with Dr. Mary Lupo regarding the ways in which they can treat their acne in a safe and manageable way. If you live in the community or surrounding areas and want to seek the assistance of a quality dermatological provider such as Dr. Mary Lupo, now is the best time to contact the team of the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology. We can schedule new patients into our practice for a general consultation and initial evaluation to determine how patients can improve their skin and medical conditions with our professional guidance.

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