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Acne Treatment Applications

Acne; which are caused by the activity of sebaceous glands, located in the face, back and body. It is mainly seen in two separate periods as puberty and adult acne (after 25 years of age). There are light, moderate and severe types. During adolescence, increased fat secretion builds up in the hair and sebaceous glands to form black or white spots called comedones. The application of greasy creams, sweating, make-up, and not using suitable cleaners can occlude pores and bacteria accumulate in the occluding pores, leading to acne. Your treatment will be regulated by the dermatologist according to the severity of the acne. Each patient is different and their treatment is separate. The average response time is 2-4 months.

Today, there are 4 main options in acne treatment.

Cream treatments: On mild and moderate acne; products containing antibiotics (erythromycin, clindamycin, tetracycline), benzoyl peroxide, retinoid, tretinoin, isotretinoin, adapalene can be used.

Oral antibiotic therapy: In cases where your dermatologist finds appropriate, antibiotics of tetracycline, erythromycin or azithromycin group may be used for 2-6 months.

Oral isotretinoin therapy: a vitamin A derivative that is usually effective in severe acne or in patients who can not respond to antibiotic therapy. Despite being a highly effective treatment, there are various side effects. The most common of these is the dryness of the skin and especially the lips, but the majority of these side effects disappear after treatment. Liver tests and blood oils are routinely considered before and during treatment. All side effects are usually lost when the medicine is discontinued. Young women during fertility should have a pregnancy test performed during treatment, and one month after treatment, before taking medication. At least two contraceptive methods should be used during treatment.