Medical Dermatology- Acne Treatment

By: The Dermatology Practice  26/10/2012
Keywords: Skin specialist Singapore, Skin clinic Singapore

Acne, commonly known as ‘pimples’ is a common affliction of teenagers. Up to 20% of adults may suffer from acne too. Acne can affect the face, back and chest. It appears as comedones (whiteheads, blackheads), pimples, pustules and cysts and sometimes painful nodules. Unfortunately this may result in scars on the face and body. Consult your doctor early. The aim is to minimize the appearance of acne as it can be distressing to the patient, especially teenagers and young adults. Another important consideration is to minimize and prevent scarring. Depending on the severity of acne, you will be provided with creams, lotions or gels to apply after using a recommended facial cleanser. If necessary, antibiotic tablets or isotretinoin is added. When the acne is under control, a maintenance regime will be recommended. Other forms of treatment (e.g. chemical peels) to control acne or ‘oily skin’ can be discussed with your doctor. Acne treatment does take time. Do be patient and allow at least 4- 8 weeks for the medications and treatments to take effect.

Keywords: Skin clinic Singapore, Skin specialist Singapore

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