Do you suffer from acne? You’re not alone – acne is the most common skin condition in America today. Many people deal with active acne, from periodic breakouts to chronic, severe cases. Acne can cause low self-esteem and poor self-confidence, and people who have especially bad cases may even try to avoid social situations when possible because of the embarrassment or self-consciousness. However, with recent developments and improvements in dermatologic technology and medicine, there are many treatment options to be found. Clear skin can be yours once you find the right solution for your individual case! Dr. Melda Isaac of MI Skin Dermatology in Washington, DC is an expert, board-certified dermatologist with years of experience in active acne treatment. She can help you find the best treatment to regain your healthy skin and self-confidence!
Active Acne Treatment
Two of the most popular cosmetic treatments for acne include photodynamic therapy, or PDT, and chemical peels. PDT is highly effective at clearing skin affected by active acne. It works by killing the bacteria that cause acne in the first place, while also lowering oil production, exfoliating dead skin cells, and tightening pores. PDT has long been used as a weapon against active acne, and it can also be used to treat actinic keratoses and certain types of superficial skin cancers in their earliest stages. Talk to Dr. Isaac to see if PDT may be right for you!
Chemical peels are another extremely popular way to treat active acne, as well as acne scars. Chemical peels can be targeted to specific skin conditions, such as wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, age spots, stretch marks, and more. Chemical peels can renew the skin in a very safe and effective manner, and can be customized to a person’s tolerance level. Deeper peels will have a more dramatic effect, but may require lots of downtime, while milder peels are perfect for people who don’t have time for downtime.