Many acne patients benefit greatly from prescription medication. Some common oral prescriptions include antibiotics and birth control and can be extremely helpful when treating acne. But these aren’t the only important tools we have to best treat acne. Topical medications, the right skincare regimen, and certain aesthetic treatments can help get you clear quickly and keep your skin clear and acne-free!
What Topical Medications are Used?
Topical antibiotics help decrease the bacteria on the skin that causes acne. Clindamycin is the most commonly used one. Retinoid products will usually always be a part of an acne regimen. These products work by increasing cell turnover and unclogging pores. They are also useful in exfoliating the skin to get rid of dark marks left behind by acne.
What is the Ideal Regimen for a Patient?
There are three key ingredients to treating acne: Salicylic Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, and Retinol. Along with gentle products to help patients through any irritation associated with beginning a new acne regimen. Apex’s line is medical grade, so the potency and quality of ingredients far surpasses those of your over the counter options.
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Keeping the skin clean is essential for acne patients. Apex carries both a Salicylic Wash and a Benzoyl Peroxide Wash which are two heavy hitters in the acne world. Acne Pads are a quick great cleansing addition and also offer our Zit Zapper, ideal for spot treating.
Apex’s Lite Moisturizer is the perfect option to keep skin hydrated without ever feeling oily. Also, sunscreen is so important during an acne regimen as some ingredients may cause sun sensitivity. Apex brand carries two amazing 50SPF sunscreens that are non-comedogenic and feel silky soft on the skin.
What Types of Aesthetic Treatments Help?
Salicylic Peels are fantastic at shutting down active acne, preventing future acne, controlling oil production and unclogging pores.
Perfect Derma Peels work wonders for active acne as they contain Salicylic Acid. They also help with discoloration and scarring post acne.
Microneedling: This is a procedure that uses tiny needles to form micro- wounds. Paired with a growth factor serum it promotes new collagen growth. This smooths the skin and is therefore is also a great option for textural scar- ring post active acne.
Diamond Glow: Treatments like this are a great addition to an acne regimen as they provide a deep clean for the skin while extracting, exfoliating and infusing a low potency Salicylic serum.
How Do I Know What Will Be Best for Me?
Let the experts guide you! At Apex, a dermatologist like Dr. Nely Aldrich, will lead your overall treatment plan and will likely recommend you also see an Aesthetic Nurse like Dana Baker.
Dr. Aldrich advises, “It’s important for acne patients to start their treatment plan with a trusted dermatologist. We often see patients try to treat acne on their own, and unfortunately, they often waste time and money on the wrong products, or on ineffective at-home treatments. If the goal is to clear your skin as quickly as possible, you need an expert to help guide you.”
Dana adds, “Start with a consultation. Appointments with the aesthetic nurses at Apex are always complimentary and it gives the opportunity to have all your questions answered while you work directly with us to develop the perfect plan for your needs.”
Often, we can work with your schedule so that you can see your dermatologist and your aesthetic nurse on the same day, and you’ll leave with the full treatment plan you need to get your skin clear!
To schedule a free aesthetic consultation call 833-279-7546 (SKIN) or visit www.apexskin.com!