Acne is a condition of the skin that can cause imperfections such as pimples and make patients feel self-conscious about how they look. Often, acne on the face can be addressed with over-the-counter treatments such as creams and facewashes available at the drugstore. But some patients will not find results with these treatments, and will want to work with a skilled team of professionals to take care of the condition once and for all! At SkinSmart Dermatology® in Sarasota, Florida, patients can find treatments that work for them.
What treatments are available for patients with acne?
What works for a teenager with cystic acne will not work for an adult with comedones like blackheads and whiteheads. There is no “one size fits all” treatment for acne because there are different skin types, different types of acne, and different severities. In some situations, patients may need some trial and error before they find a treatment that works for them. With this in mind, we encourage patients to understand that process through the journey of acne treatment.
Patients might consider some of the following options that might work for their needs:
- Hormonal birth control pills
- Oral and topical antibiotics
- Topical creams and gels
- Prescription retinoids or comedolytics
- Chemical peels
- Light-based therapies
Sometimes, a single treatment will work well for a patient, while others may combine different types of treatment to get the most effective results.
Are you thinking about your options for acne?
If you are seeking a treatment beyond the skincare aisles at your local drugstore, it might be time to work with one of our dermatologists at SkinSmart Dermatology in Sarasota, Florida. Drs. Elizabeth Callahan and William Adams are dedicated to helping patients find solutions that work for their unique skin and needs. Patients of the area ready to improve their skin can call our practice at (941) 308-7546 to book a consultation appointment and initial evaluation. During this time, our team can work with individuals and ensure they have access to treatments that provide the results they want. Our facility is located at 5911 N. Honore Avenue in Suite #210, and our team encourages new patients to get started working with our professionals.