Patients in the Kensington area ask, does acne treatment through a dermatologist work?
Acne is a skin condition that many patients, both men and women, in the Kensington area deal with. Acne used to be a condition associated primarily with teenagers. Unfortunately, this issue can follow adults well into the 30’s and 40’s and continue to be an issue long after it has been diagnosed. Dr. Ron Prussick and the team of the Washington Dermatology Center work with patients of all ages in controlling their acne. Many patients, however, will ask: does acne treatment work?
Acne treatment can work once patients have found the solution that works best for them. The first solution for many patients is over-the-counter products. Many of these commercial products for acne include active ingredients known for combating acne, including benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. These are best at addressing the most common types of acne, from mild to moderate. They may include creams, cleansers, moisturizers, and even wipes that can also help in reducing bacteria on the skin. Many of the patients who visit a dermatologist have already attempted a wide range of over-the-counter products and are ready for some professional-grade help!
When Dr. Ron Prussick meets patients who are struggling with acne even after trying almost every product on the shelf, he wants to first provide an accurate diagnosis. He analyzes the skin and the types of blemishes present to determine the severity of the condition and the type of acne present. This can then help in deciding which treatments may be most effective. In many cases, he will want to address the active acne before working on past acne scars, and the process is described to the patient so they understand the time needed to make their treatment work. In some cases, there is a trial and error period during which Dr. Prussick and his team may need to try several products to find one that works best for the patient. The acne will sometimes get worse before it gets better, as the skin is drawing out the impurities from deep below that may have resulted from clogged pores becoming unclogged.
If you live in or around the areas of Rockville and Frederick, two conveniently located practices are open for you and your family to consider for learning about the advantages of acne treatment through a quality dermatologist such as Dr. Ron Prussick.Back to General Dermatology Page