Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when hair follicles and pores with the skin become clogged with excessive oil and dead skin cells. It can result in the appearance of painful whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, redness, and deeper hard formations within skin. Maintaining a daily cleansing skin routine, and using over-the-counter acne treatments is not always effective at reducing skin imperfections and addressing breakouts at the root cause. if you are like many of our patients who are experiencing moderate to severe acne breakouts, we here at YourDerm.CA can offer you a personalized plan with revitalizing topical prescriptions for controlling breakouts and achieving a clear and healthy complexion.
Moderate to severe acne can result in symptoms that vary in severity depending on the condition of skin. Common symptoms include:
- Small or large red tender bumps
- Large solid painful bumps
- Painful pus filled lumps
- Excessive redness
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is recommended to meet with one of our professionals so that we can create a personalized skin care plan with our top-tier topical prescriptions.
About Topical Prescriptions
If your current over the counter skin care regimen has not helped minimize breakouts, topical prescriptions are a fantastic remedy for controlling your acne, avoiding scarring, and reducing acne scars. Specialized acne medications work to eliminate acne by reducing oil production, increasing cell turnover, destroying harmful bacteria, and reducing inflammation. Topical medications are applied manually to the surface of skin, and can be used in combination with other oral medications. Common and highly effective topical medications include:
Retinoids can come in the form of creams, gels, and lotions. These specialized topicals are infused with the necessary ingredients for preventing clogged pores. This form of medication is applied in the evening, beginning with three times a week, and can be administered daily once your skin becomes more familiar with the medication.
These specialized topicals work to kill excess skin bacteria and reduce redness. They can also be combined with oral medications, and it is often suggested to be used for a shorter amount of time in order to avoid developing antibiotic resistance.
Salicylic Acid and Azelaic Acid
These naturally occurring acids are effective at preventing clogged hair follicles, and are available as both wash off and leave on products.
If your current acne treatments, or over-the-counter products, just aren’t cutting it, reach out to the caring professionals here at YourDerm.CA to learn more about effective topical prescriptions for minimizing your acne. Contact us today and schedule your consultation towards clear skin!