Saving face: keeping acne under control

By S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS

Saving face: keeping acne under control

Saving faceCosmetic procedures aren’t all about turning back the clock. While many of them do focus on acquiring or attaining a youthful, fresh appearance, the real focus behind all aesthetic procedures is to help you look and feel your very best every day.

When it comes to adult acne, a lot of people feel frustrated and powerless. With the plethora of over-the-counter and prescription medications that promise magical results – all too frequently without actually delivering – it can be very easy to become disillusioned and resigned about less-than-perfect skin. In spite of the frustration and years of passively seeking a solution, however, many people suffering from adult acne never speak to a dermatologist – or, perhaps less surprising, a plastic surgeon.

If you’re struggling with adult acne, the truth is that you’ve got plenty of options – even if you’ve exhausted all of your over-the-counter candidates. While benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid cleansers can be a great foundation to good skin care, a dermatologist might prescribe stronger creams or even retinol or a different type of birth control for hormone related acne.

And even if your dermatologist can’t seem to hit the nail on the head, you might be surprised to learn that plastic surgeons see plenty of patients for skin cleansing and revitalizing procedures. From cortisone shots to chemical peels, to isolaz laser and photodynamic therapy, a cosmetic practitioner has a full arsenal of treatments that may help you to achieve the clear, clean and beaming skin you’ve been hoping for.

If you’ve been hassling with face washes, masks and spot-treatment creams that just don’t seem to work, don’t lose hope. Get in touch with a cosmetic practitioner for a consultation, help may be just around the corner.

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