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Treating Your Acne

Find out when you should turn to a dermatologist for acne treatment. 

Acne can be a stubborn problem that people of all ages deal with. While many people associate those embarrassing acne years with adolescence, the fact remains that acne can affect everyone, from toddlers to the elderly. Suppose you have trouble getting your breakouts under control with acne-fighting cleansers and at-home care. In that case, it might be time to talk to Beverly Hills, MI, dermatologist, Dr. Indira Misra-Higgins at Beverly Hills Skin Care Institute to find out how we can help you. 

What Types of Acne Treatments Does a Dermatologist Offer?

Before deciding the best course of action, we will first need to examine your smile and determine the cause of your acne. The cause will help us determine the most effective treatment options for you.

Sometimes, when nonprescription acne products aren’t helping you, our Beverly Hills, MI, dermatologist will prescribe a more potent medication. This medication can reduce the frequency and severity of acne breakouts and the risk of scarring and long-term skin damage. 

Common topical acne medications include, 

  • Retinoids 
  • Antibiotics 
  • Salicylic acid or azelaic acid 
  • Dapsone 

As with any medication, it can take a couple of months to see the results you are looking for, so it’s essential to be patient when it comes to starting a new acne treatment. There are no overnight fixes, but our dermatologists will work with you to ensure we find the right solution for treating your acne. 

When Should I Turn to a Dermatologist for Acne Treatment?

Most people want to try treating acne on their own and, in most cases,

  • Your acne is severe or cystic
  • It’s impacting your self-esteem
  • Your home remedies and acne treatments aren’t working
  • Your acne is leaving marks on your skin

Our Beverly Hills, MI, dermatologist Dr. Misra-Higgins can help you figure out the cause of your acne and the right treatments for you. Call Beverly Hills Skin Care Institute at (248) 723-5802 to schedule a consultation.

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