When you look in the mirror and see acne on your face or on other areas of your body, it can sometimes be embarrassing. You might not want to be seen around other people. Acne can also cause scarring to occur along with itchy skin and infections if not treated. Fortunately, there are various types of acne treatments that you can try to get the clear face that you’re proud to show to other people. Our professionals will work with you to find the most effective method for your skin condition.
After starting any kind of acne treatment, you need to give it at least four weeks to completely work. The medication needs to get into your skin and into the rest of your body. If you notice any adverse side effects, then you might want to stop using the product, and try something else that is gentler on your skin instead. Continue using the treatment even after you start to see clearing as you don’t want acne to come back just because the first few areas are gone.
If there are only certain areas of your skin that seem to be clearing up with treatment, then consider adding a second type of product that has a different active ingredient. There are a few different causes of acne, and you need to treat the underlying cause if you want it to go away. Some substances will treat bacteria while others will clean your pores.
When you begin using acne treatments, you need to follow all of the directions that are on the package. Talk to our doctor about the proper way to use the solution so that you don’t use too much at one time. If our doctor gives you special tools to use to clean your skin, then they need to be used in conjunction with the medications that you’re using as well.
Wash your face every day. Avoid using hot water, and don’t scrub your face as this can only irritate the acne that is present. Wash your face when you get up in the morning and before you go to bed at night. If you notice your face is excessively oily, then you want to rinse your face as well. This will keep dirt and debris from settling in your pores and causing more acne to develop. Try not to use a lot of cosmetics that will clog your pores or that have a lot of fragrances in them as they are sometimes difficult to remove.
Learn more about our acne treatments by reaching out to the educated staff at Pierre Skin Care Institute in Thousand Oaks, CA. We also serve residents throughout Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Camarillo, Ventura, Oxnard, Moorpark, and Simi Valley. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!