Author Archives: Sarah Nelson

Ten acne myths you should be aware of

When it comes to acne, everyone has their own opinions, treatments, and suggestions. However, there are some acne myths out there that need to be busted, or people would end up believing a lie, and that could mean an apprehensive or misguided behavior towards acne. Its time you drop those myths and know the facts.… Read More »

Laser Treatment for Acne Scar, Blemishes & Acne rosacea

Laser light works by destroying the bacteria that cause acne. The laser light interacts with the substance inside the bacteria called Porphorine to create oxygen, which destroys the bugs. It also promotes the growth of collagen to prevent scarring. Laser therapy at various irradiation levels is used to destroy active acne lesions and sebaceous glands… Read More »

Accutane for Acne Treatment

Accutane (trade name for Isotretinoin) is a powerful drug for acne treatment. The normal treatment duration is four to five months and that generally controls acne for at least a year. Accutane belongs to a class of drugs known as retinoid medications. Retinoid medications relate chemically to Vitamin A, which means that its molecular structure… Read More »

Contraceptive Pills for Acne Treatment

Contraceptive Pills can improve acne condition. Women using contraceptives experience more improvement during acne than those women using other oral pills. These contraceptives vary in their ability to improve acne. Pills containing certain hormones appear to have a better effect on acne than the other pills. Studies comparing one pill versus another are needed; most… Read More »

Tretinoin in Acne Treatment

Tretinoin is used in treating mild-to-moderate acne. It promotes shedding of dead skin cells and unclogs pores. It controls acne, but may not cure acne completely. FDA approved topical Tretinoin in 1971. Tretinoin is the generic term, Retin-A, Avita Cream and Renova are brand names. It increases the turnover of cells. In patients with acne,… Read More »