Dermatologist in San Francisco offers treatment for acne

Treatment for acne

Many patients with acne in the San Francisco area will start off with over-the-counter cleansers and topical treatments in an attempt to reduce and control their acne. However, some of these products do not provide results, especially for patients who are dealing with more severe cases of acne. Dr. Christine Lee, board certified dermatologist at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute works with many men and women who have exhausted over-the-counter options when it comes to controlling and reducing their acne. This is when they consider the benefits of working with a dermatologist who specializes in skin care and skin health.

Acne is a common issue that doesn’t just occur in teenagers. In fact, many adults deal with adult acne well into their 30’s and 40’s. Dr. Christine Lee works closely with these patients to help them determine the type of acne they are struggling with, the severity, the cause, and then develop a skin care routine that can control their condition.

Acne treatment in a dermatology practice is designed with the patient in mind. Dr. Christine Lee understands that no two cases are the same. Some treatments may work better for one patient than they do for another. Other times, treatment may be a series of trial and error to determine how the skin reacts to certain services.

The first step in the treatment of acne is designing a skin care regimen. This includes cleansers, toners, and moisturizers to ensure the skin’s surface is clean and free from bacteria. Second, many topical creams may be introduced into the skin care regimen. These may include ingredients; such as benzoil peroxide and salicylic acid, which are known for reducing acne. While these ingredients are often found in over-the-counter products, they are more concentrated and stronger in prescription-strength creams.

Once patients have their acne controlled, they may want to begin adding in other treatments that can help them with their skin. This may include services; such as, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, light therapy, and laser therapy. These can be integrated into one’s skin care regimen and can continue to improve the skin. Not only can these control acne, but they may also help with other issues such as sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and overall texture and tone of the skin’s surface.

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