Thursday, September 25, 2008

Acne Treatment

Acne treatments are getting better and better to help both rid and prevent acne for people. There are many treatments, and it may take a few tries to find one that works well. Not every treatment will work for every person unfortunately so resolving the issue of acne may take some time. However, with the help of a dermatologist, a solution can be reached to help with the unsightly problem.

Many factors go into figuring out what acne treatment will work the best. Such factors may include the person's skin type, certain skin types are more prone to acne, the type of acne legions, and the cause or causes of the acne. Age can have alot to do with acne, as well as lifestyle. All things should be carefully considered with the help of a dermatologist. After this, a type of acne treatment will be determined for the patient. It is important for acne to be treated by a dermatologist as early as possible because putting off treatment may cause the acne to get worse or scarring to occur.

Treatment works to reduce and prevent acne from returning through reducing sebum. Sebum is an oil inside the skin that may help produce acne if it is overproduced by a body. Treatment also includes removing dead skin cells, and killing bacteria. As stated before the treatment differs for the skin type. If skin happens to be oily for example, the best type of treatment would be an alcohol based solution because it helps to dry out the oils in the skin and reduce the amount of sebum. If skin is normal to oily some creams, foams or gels. The creams however, moisturizes better than some of the foams of gels that can be used for acne treatment. If skin happens to be dry, it may be best to try a treatment that will add moisture to the skin such as an ointment or a lotion based acne treatment. The ointments however, tend to be greasy, so if you choose to use this for a treatment option, use it sparingly.

The most important thing to do to cure acne is to find a good dermatologist that can help you determine which of the above treatments will work best for you. Treatment is by no means instant. Allow at least six to eight weeks for treatment of acne to produce results, and even after this point, it is important to continue using the treatment to prevent acne from returning.

By Steve Morin

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