In the United States, about 15% of adult women suffer from acne. Physicians are seeing an increase in the number of women who are having acne in their 30's, 40's and 50's. Unfortunately, treating these acne lesions is difficult. In this population, topical medications may not work very well. And unlike teenagers who typically have friends with acne (and they are expected to have acne), female adults who have acne can suffer from psychological problems. Acne in the adult population can effect motherhood, work, and cause a midlife crisis.
Because topical agents don't work very well, most physicians prescribe oral antibiotic medication such as doxycycline. Although doxycycline doesn't kill the bacteria causing the acne, it does have anti-inflammatory effect which helps in reducing the redness and gradually improve the acne.
But the antibiotic is not without its side-effect. Some women will suffer from a yeast infection every time they day oral antibiotics. So where does this leave adult patients suffering from acne?
The other option is oral hormonal contraceptives. There are a variety of options available. The down-side of this choice is that it may take months for the medication to work. And some women do not want to take hormones for various reasons.
Besides topical and oral medication, Pristine Laser Center offers laser treatment for the treatment of acne. The laser treatment kills the bacteria causing the acne as well as reduce the amount of sebum produced by the sabaceous glands which overall lead to less acne formation. The laser treatment for acne will take several sessions to take full effect. If you suffer from acne, call Pristine Laser Center at 407-494-0404 for a consultation.
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