Acne treatment cannot always be accomplished by over the counter topical treatments. Because there could be several factors causing your acne, we recommend that you seek effective acne treatment before it leads to acne scarring. Los Angeles dermatologist, Dr. Brian Mekelburg, provides a thorough consultation to determine the underlying factor and can help you get back to beautiful, glowing skin.
When it comes to your acne, you are not alone. Acne, or acne vulgaris, is the most common skin condition in the United Sates, affecting both adolescents and adults. It most commonly occurs on the face, chest, and back as a result of oil production and bacteria residing in the hair follicles. Genetic predisposition prompted by hormones can also be a factor. Plugged follicles gradually fill with oil (sebum) and may appear as a small white bump (a whitehead or closed comedone), or as a black dot (blackhead or open comedone). As the plugged follicles continue to fill with oil (whose production is under hormonal control), it may rupture, leading to a red bump, or papule. If several follicles rupture under the skin, a larger bump known as a cyst may appear. You may suddenly see a red bump overnight, but it takes one to two months of “underground” production to make them. Acne scars may result from mild or severe acne.
I have recently had a bout with adult acne. Dr. Brian Mekelburg explained to me what was going on and my options. He recommended both topical solution and lotion and I am happy to report great improvement in a months time.
Please note that results may vary from patient to patient.
Effective acne treatment involves prevention of the plug in the hair follicle, removal of the bacteria, which reside there, and control of the resulting inflammation. Because it takes one to two months to produce a visible acne lesion, it typically takes one to two months to see the full effect of the acne treatment.
Dr. Brian Mekelburg can provide many excellent medications to treat your acne. For more mild cases, often a simple regimen may work. For those severe cases, a combination of medications may be needed. These may include one or more topical medications, and possibly oral medications, such as antibiotics.
Accutane (isotretimoin) maybe indicated for vary severe or recalcitrant cases. Dr. Brian Mekelburg has more than 30 years of experience with this medication and will council you on its use, if deemed necessary.
Contact Dr. Brian Mekelburg in Los Angeles today, for a comprehensive exam and consultation. We’ll provide the most effective acne treatment for your situation.