Severe Acne Treatment – There are 2 Options For You To Consider

by Kelvin Redfield on May 6, 2012

For adolescents, having acne is their biggest nightmare in their life. Well, it is understandable as acne can makes one looks “unattractive” by manifesting itself into a form of red pimples on top of the skin layer. The reason why there is a change in color of skin is due to the inflammation in the sebaceous glands of the skin. Most of the acne conditions can be treated with minimum difficulty as long as you are using the right acne treatment methods unless it is severe acne condition.

I am not saying the severe acne condition is untreatable, but it will require a lot of work to do so. For mild to moderate acne condition, using over-the-counter products should be enough to control and prevent the acne condition from growing worse. Applying topical creams on the affected areas can reduce the amount of oil on the skin, and inflammation. As for severe acne condition, you need something stronger and effective than those regular acne products that you can find at many stores.

Isotretinoin is one of the powerful drugs that often being used for severe acne treatment. It is accessible at any pharmacies. It will decrease the body’s production of sebum in order to prevent acne from developing rapidly. Although this drug is powerful, it is often not recommended to use on your own unless you are been monitored by your doctor or professional. It is because this Isotretinoin may cause unwanted side-effect to your body. These sides-effects are; cracking and inflammation of the lips, dry skin, itching, red rashes, fragile skin, and dermatitis. The duration, severity and frequency of these effects are different from person to person. If these things really happen on you, you can use lip balms and skin moisturizer ointments or creams to deal with these side-effects. Also, an expectant mother should never touch this medicine.

If popping pill is not your cup of tea, then you can consider another alternative; laser acne treatment. Just as its name implied, this treatment is using an infrared laser to remove the acne from your skin. This form of acne treatment is very popular in many developed countries today because of its amazing success rate. Side-effect, you say? Yes, it is well-known that using infrared laser acne treatment can causes a swelling, pain and redness around the treated areas, but it is just a temporary effect. As for the patient with a darker skin tone, he may experience a darkening of the skin after the treatment.

Severe acne conditions require aggressive treatment. It would be the best for you to treat your acne condition before it enters the critical stage. The basic routine such as washing your face twice a day is an effective step to maintain your skin health and prevent your acne from spreading further all over your face. It is recommended for you to consult with your doctor or dermatologist if you are unsure of your current acne condition.

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