Control of acne is an ongoing process which usually requires several medicines. A topical or oral medication or possibly a combination of these can be prescribed.
Laser treatments: Due to the growing concern of antibiotic resistance, novel light -based approaches of acne treatment have been developed which may limit the need for oral and topical antibiotic use. These treatments can be safely used even during pregnancy; patients undergo one or more sessions of treatments with yellow/green light combined with heat. The laser light mimics the effect of oral antibiotics – it has an anti-inflammatory effect and helps destroy the bacterium (P. acne) that causes acne.
Glycolic acid, salicylic acid and other chemicals can help unplug skin pores by removing dead cells, as well as whiteheads and blackheads. These treatments also help generate new skin growth.
Microdermabrasion unclogs pores and gently exfoliates dead cells.