Acne General Dermatology

CO2 LASER A GOOD OPTION FOR ACNE SCAR TREATMENT

Acne scars remains one of the most challenging condition to treat. In short, there is no one single treatment that is best for everyone. That being said, I see many patients whom are extremely frustrated after trying treatments that are not effective for their type of acne. The carbon dioxide (CO2) laser is an effective…

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THE ACNE ONE-TWO PUNCH–THE BEST OVER-THE-COUNTER TREATMENT

Finally, patients are able to self-treat mild to moderate inflammatory and comedonal acne with over-the-counter treatments. Blackheads and whiteheads can now be treated effectively with Differin gel, which went over-the-counter earlier this year. This medication is similar to Retin A, the drug everyone knows about. These medications help to unclog pores are and more effective…

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HIGH COSTS CITED AS MAJOR REASON PATIENTS DO NOT ADHERE TO THEIR TREATMENTS

Has anybody seen the changes in the cost of medications lately? In case you have not noticed, they have soared completely out of control. For example, a bottle of 100 doxycycline capsules used to cost about $4. Today that same bottle is well over $100.  Patients are faced with high copayments for their medications, which…

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DIET & ACNE: WHAT TO AVOID

For decades, we have told patients that there were no studies to support that drinking soda made acne worse, although if that was their experience then they should not consume soda. Over the recent years, more and more evidence has emerged showing that diet can affect acne. The first study showed that drinking non-organic milk…

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