By Sanjiva Goyal
May 12, 2020
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Acne   Acne Treatment  

When nothing you try improves your acne, your dermatologist, Dr. Sanjiva Goyal, can help. With offices in Ponte Vedra Beach and Jacksonville, FL, Dr. Goyal offers several treatments that reduce acne flareups and clear your skin.

When nothing you try improves your acne, your dermatologist, Dr. Sanjiva Goyal, can help. With offices in Ponte Vedra Beach and Jacksonville, FL, Dr. Goyal offers several treatments that reduce acne flareups and clear your skin.
 
How Your Dermatologist Can Help You
Pimples form when the pores in your skin become clogged with dead skin cells and excess sebum, a natural oil that moisturizes your skin but can block pores. The P. acnes bacteria on your skin causes the red, inflamed appearance you associate with acne.
The treatments offered by your Ponte Vedra Beach and Jacksonville skin doctor target the factors that can cause acne. Your treatment plan may include one or more of these therapies:
  • Medication to Keep Your Pores Clear: Your dermatologist may prescribe a topical medication that unblocks pores and prevents new blockages by increasing skin cell turnover. Commonly prescribed medications include tretinoin, tazarotene, and adapalene.
  • Antibiotics: An oral or topical antibiotic that kills p. acnes bacteria may also be recommended. In most cases, you'll continue applying your topical prescription medication when taking or using an antibiotic.
  • Exfoliation of the Outer Layers of Your Skin: Removing the outer layers of the skin offers a quick, effective way to get rid of acne lesions. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion are often used to reduce lesions and eliminate shallow acne scars.
  • Strong Medication for Severe or Cystic Acne: Isotretinoin may be prescribed if you have cystic acne or severe acne that doesn't respond to other treatments. Because the medication can cause serious side effects, you'll have frequent blood tests while you take it and will need to use a reliable form of birth control if you're female.
Do you still have acne despite buying plenty of drugstore acne medications? Contact your dermatologist in Ponte Vedra Beach (904-567-1050) and Jacksonville (904-727-9123), Dr. Goyal, to schedule an appointment.

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