Are you suffering from acne? If yes, don’t worry. Though I have to admit that it is difficult to heal acne permanently, acne is not a terminal disease! Acne does affect your appearance and confidence, but it does not really affect your health. In order to get rid of acne, the first thing to do is to keep yourself happy and pressure free. Then allows some times for one of the following proper treatments!
The most powerful treatment for acne is the medication of Vitamin A Acid or Tretinoin. Vitamin A Acid prevents and heals acne by exfoliating the outermost layer of skin and reducing the formation of blackheads, whiteheads and other acne lesions. You may not find the result of Vitamin A Acid medication as fast as laser treatment, but it is certain that it has the most long lasting effect. But, this powerful medication is not suitable for those who are pregnant or having liver and mental health problem as there can be serious side effects.
Products that contain BHA or Salicylic Acid are also common for acne treatments. In fact, BHA and Salicylic Acid are frequently used in skin peeling for removing acne scars. A lower concentration of BHA or Salicylic Acid at around 2% can be used to treat mild acne problems. BHA and Salicylic work because of its ability to dissolves blackheads, whiteheads and prevents the clogging of pores. One of the well known dermatologic skincare brands, La Roche Posay offers products with BHA or Salicylic Acid for acne prone skin.
Benzoyl peroxide is another common medication for mild to moderate acne. It is available in cleansers, gels, lotions and creams. Acne causing bacteria cannot survive under oxygen rich condition and Benzoyl peroxide introduces oxygen into the pores to kill such bacteria. Result will be visible in around 8 to 12 months. Though Benzoyl peroxide in higher concentration is more effective, it irritates skin.
Antibiotics are frequently used for mild acne problems and Tetracycline is one of the most common ones. Antibiotics help reduce the inflammation and swelling of acne but are not dealing with the underlying problems like clogging of pores. With inflammation and swelling reduced, you may feel such antibiotics are effective in a short period of time. In fact, it may not be as effective as other powerful medication like Vitamin A Acid.
Finally, laser treatment is also common for mild to moderate acne problem but it is much more expensive. In addition, there are always associated risks with laser treatment and therefore it should only be done by doctors. There are different types of laser lights for acne treatment like blue-light therapy. Most of these lights aim at killing acne causing bacteria, shrinking sebaceous glands and decreasing sebum production in order to heal acne problems. You may notice visible results in around 1 month.