Dermatologists and Physicians are the logical first choice for the acne sufferer. When you have a bump or several it is only natural to want to see your doctor for their advice and diagnosis.
It is great to get a diagnosis to be sure that you indeed have acne and not something else. As there are many disorders of the skin that look like acne, but do need to be treated by a physician. If you are unsure if you have acne, then definitely have it checked out by a physician.
If you have already been to your physician or dermatologist and know that you have acne and haven't been satisfied with the results then an Acne Specialist should be the next step for you. Most physicians don't have the time to spend educating their patients on the root cause of their acne, and prescribe oral antibiotics, topical antibiotics, topical retinoids and sometimes benzoyl peroxide to try. Usually these are at strong strengths, since they are prescriptions, which result in dry, red, flaky, irritated skin. Which will usually lead to the patient abandoning their routine of care due to the side effects. As well as the level of difficulty communicating with the physician's office for a quick question.
What an Acne Specialist can do for you...
We will analyze your skin type and your acne type, testing your skin for sensitivities as well. We will take the time to teach you the root cause of your acne, Retention Hyperkeratosis; and exactly what that means for you. We will go over your lifestyle/diet, medications, and comedogenic ingredients in makeup and skincare products that can exacerbate acne.
We will take the time to investigate your situation, and look at it from all angles to determine the culprits that are contributing to your acne. We develop a plan of action specifically for you and your situation, and this is why it is so successful. We teach you the pieces that you are missing, knowledge wise about your acne.
The rest of the program is to use specific homecare products designed for your skin and acne type, all without the redness, irritation, or dryness. As well as doing in office sessions to speed the healing of your acne lesions. These sessions can include: deep pore cleansing, extractions, chemical peels, enzyme exfoliations, light therapy, and hydrating healing masks.
The best part is that your Acne Specialist is there for you every step of the way. There is no extra cost for exceptional support. Once you are in the program, you have a direct line of communication with your Acne Specialist and get prompt responses to all your questions.