Acne treatments


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There are many acne treatments available, here we look at seven of the best commercial remedies currently on the market.

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Acne treatments

  1. 1. Acne Treatments – The Most SuccessfulProducts For The Treatment Of AcneAcne Treatments – A Brief OverviewWhat types of acne treatments you need to choose will be greatly dependent on how serious yourcondition is, there are many products and procedures available to you, if your condition is mild thenthere are various proprietary medications available that can help clear up your condition, for moreadvanced cases there are various prescription medications available from your doctor and if thecondition is very severe then there are surgical procedures available too all of these topics will bediscussed briefly here so you have some idea of exactly which route you may need to take. It mayalso help if you can determine what may have triggered your outbreak as there are many causes ofacne so trying to find this out may be of considerable help. So, as mentioned the first thing youmust do is to determine exactly how bad your acne is.Top Seven Acne Treatments Currently AvailableIn order to help you get some idea of what acne treatments are generally available withoutprescription the following represents some of the best available. The results are based on customerfeedback from people that have actually used the products and their honest opinions as to what thatparticular product did to help their condition as this system gives a much more accuraterepresentation of a product and negates any deliberately posted glowing reviews as may often be thecase with some lesser known products to try and entice customers into buying it, only products thathave consistently proven to have had good results have made it on to this list, and here they are inno order of preference... Proactiv Solution Micro-Crystal Acne Kit AcneFree Severe Acne Treatment System The Regimen: Complete Acne Treatment Kit Exposed Acne Treatment - Basic Kit Neutrogena Complete Acne Therapy System La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Dual Action Acne Treatment Murad Acne Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel Treatments – General Topical MedicationsBefore resorting to powerful drugs or prescription medications you may like to try some homeremedies for your acne first, to see if they alone will have effect as you may find, particularly ifyour condition is mild that a natural acne remedy will work for you, providing it is used in thecorrect way.
  2. 2. You may also be reading this if you are looking for a way of getting rid of blackheads, as sometimesthese can become infected and turn into acne spots.If you are fortunate enough to only have acne in it’s mildest form then there are many differentmedicines that will assist you in getting it clear, the main preparation usually recommended first isbenzoyl peroxide, which is effective in a couple of ways, firstly it has a preventative effect on theblocking of skin pores, which in itself is very beneficial, it also has mild bactericidal properties thatwill help prevent any infections caused by the naturally occurring body bacteria.This is a topical treatment, which means it is applied to the affected areas of the skin, be sure tofollow the directions on the product label for application.There may be some unwanted effects with these topical acne treatments, in some instances yourskin may become dry, with some reddening and flaking, it may also cause some minor itchiness orother irritation, but all these side-effects should end when the applications are finally stopped at theend of the recommended treatment period, which is commonly around four to six weeks.It is usually assumed that most people will be looking for a cure for face acne but the majority oftreatments can be applied to chest acne and other areas of the body, if you happen to have backacne, this can be a little trickier because you may not be able to reach it properly, it will be of greatassistance to you if you have someone to help you apply whatever you are using with this condition.RetinoidsTopical retinoid acne treatments as they are called, have a similar effect to benzoyl peroxide butthey have the additional advantage of acting on the sebaceous glands themselves that limits theamount of sebaceous fluid that the glands emit, thus making an excessive build up unlikely.Be aware that retinoid medications cannot be used by pregnant women under any circumstances asthey may harm the foetus.Retinoids have similar side effects to those mentioned above for benzoyl peroxide. and the length oftime they need to be taken for is also about the same.It should also be noted that these type of topical creams and gels will require you to keep your skinout of direct sunlight where possible, as the skin may become permanently damaged if theseproducts are subjected to Ultraviolet light, it is therefore advisable to keep out of the sun and refrainfrom using sun beds etc whilst using these products.Azelaic AcidIs often prescribed as a replacement treatment to Benzoyl Peroxide as some people may find theirritation caused by other medications can be too severe and in some cases painful, it works in muchthe same way, by removing dead skin cells and it also kills many types of facial bacteria, you shouldbegin to see some improvement in your condition after about thirty days usageAntibioticsTopical antibiotics are used to eliminate skin bacterium that can caused infection to the hair folliclesin the skin, they may be prescribed for around two months, as prolonged use may make themineffective as the various bacteria may build a immunity to them.Once again the side effects are similar to those of the other topical medications mentioned above.Antibiotics may also be taken in oral form, these medications may only be prescribed my healthcare professionals and are generally used with products for people with a really bad acne condition,and may be the last line of defense before anything more drastic is considered, unfortunately theydo have some adverse side-effects and may not be suitable for everyone, your physician or
  3. 3. dermatologist will advise you on the implications of taking these antibiotics.It is possible due to the high cost that some people may decide that buying prescription drugsonline is a good idea, and while this can save money it is very important that you know exactlywhat the medication actually does and that you only ever buy from a reputable company.Acne Treatments For Severe AcneIn the case where you acne is beyond the control of standard medications, you doctor may refer youto a skin expert (known as a dermatologist) after examination of the condition he will be able todetermine on the course of action, he may further prescribe more powerful medicines in the firstinstance, including oral antibiotics, and birth control for acne patients is also sometimes prescribed,to see if this has any effect on your condition, if not, and you are determined to get rid of it thensome form of minor surgical procedure, dermabrasion, or laser surgery,may be the only course ofaction left to you, but these procedures will incur considerable expense, and can be painfulafterwards while the skin heals.Acne Treatments SummaryAs you can see there are many different possibilities for treating your condition, hopefully you willfind something within these pages that will help you cure this condition, which is oftenembarrassing for the sufferer, especially if a teenager, as you can become very self-conscious, andoften suffer depression as a result.Another important thing to use are good acne moisturizers that have been specially formulated, inalmost all forms of treatment a cream or lotion of this type will be of paramount importance to yoursuccess.Although the wearing of make-up is not recommended if you have have acne, there will beoccasions when you may need to apply it, this may be when you want to look your best for someevent, or if your are really embarrassed about your appearance.There are certain cosmetic ingredients to avoid for acne sufferers, and you should always check theproduct labels and check that they are non-comedogenic.For tons more information on acne treatments, including dozens of home remedies, diet info and thetreatment of acne on other areas of the body, pay a visit to the authors website at...It will help youget rid of those darn spots!