Are Professional Acne Treatments Safe?
Acne can make an appearance at any time on anyone. Unfortunately, it isn’t a condition that is regulated to puberty and puberty alone. Some people never experience acne throughout their teenage years, but then they start getting breakouts in their 20s and 30s. Others get acne as a teenager that persists well into adulthood. Whether you are a teenager with acne or an adult, you may be wondering, are professional acne treatments safe?
Over-the-counter medications may seem like a good idea until none of them get the job done. If you’ve tried every acne treatment option on the shelves of your local store with no success, you may want to consider professional acne treatments. With over-the-counter medications, the active ingredients are toned down, which makes them less effective. When you visit a professional dermatologist, they have the ability to closely examine your skin to determine the best course of action.
Certain medications can cause allergic reactions, or they may be so harsh they actually make your skin condition worse. That is why choosing acne medications at the drugstore at random is not the best idea.
The acne treatments we have available vary from person to person. Our dermatologist will help you determine which one is best for you at your consultation. We offer chemical solutions such as topical antibiotics as well as more abrasive solutions like microdermabrasion. Our dermatologist may even elect to combine acne treatments to maximize your results. Our experienced staff always takes great care to take things slow so as not to exacerbate the situation.
Living with acne can cause depression and anxiety, particularly if the acne is severe enough. Our compassionate staff want to help you live a blemish-free life, which means the acne treatments we select for you will be completely safe. Some of the topical treatments we may prescribe may have the same active ingredients as the over-the-counter medication you have tried in the past. The prescription is generally safer, as it is being monitored by a trained medical professional. Acne medications you find in the store often attempt to be one-size-fits-all, but that is an impossible feat.
We customize and tailor your acne treatment to fit your specific needs, which means it is effective as well as safe. Professional acne treatments are generally safer than any other option, especially if you have already exhausted your non-prescription resources. Microdermabrasion and lasers are only safe if performed by a trained professional. There treatments can be performed in combination with other topical agents or as a stand-alone treatment. Either way, we will make sure that your skin can handle any of the treatments we choose for it, because the last thing we want is to make your acne worse.
If you are interested in the acne treatments available from our professional dermatologist, simply reach out and make an appointment with Pierre Skin Care Institute. At our convenient locations in Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Camarillo, Ventura, Oxnard, Moorpark, and Simi Valley, our caring team of dedicated professionals will be pleased to explain your options in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!