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Q.) Can I have an IPL treatment for my acne if I am taking Accutane®?

A.) Accutane® may make your skin much more susceptible to side effects from the treatment. Ideally you should wait at least six months after completing Accutane® before beginning treatment.

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Acne

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If you are 13 years or older there is a pretty good chance that you have had some acne. About 8 in 10 preteens and teens have acne, along with many adults. Overall, there are about 17 million people in the United States that have acne. Acne is so common that it's considered a normal part of maturation. Fortunately, there are a number of very effective acne treatments available.

There are a variety of acne lesions including whiteheads, blackheads, red bumps (pimples), and bumps that are filled with pus (acne cysts). The basic cause of acne is clogged pores. The clogged pores can lead to any of the acne lesions described above. If a pore gets clogged up, closes, and bulges out from the skin, that's a whitehead. If a pore clogs up but stays open, the top surface can get dark and you're left with a blackhead. Sometimes the walls of the pore are broken, allowing sebum, bacteria, and dead skin cells to get under the skin. This causes a small, red infection called a pimple. Clogged-up pores that open up deep in the skin can lead to bigger infections known as cysts. The treatment for your acne will largely depend on what kind acne lesions you have and their severity. In the teenage years, the acne generally starts because of the hormone changes that come with puberty.

No matter what you've heard acne isn't caused just by junk food (although junk food is bad for your skin for other reasons). Acne isn't usually caused by wearing oil free makeup (make sure your make up is oil free to help prevent clogged pores). If your parents had acne it is likely that you will, too. Excessive facial washing and stress do aggravate acne. Most people with acne improve by age 30. However, there are still many adults with acne (or a skin condition that mimics acne)

If you have acne there are some basic steps you try to keep the acne under control:

- To prevent the oil buildup that can lead to acne, wash your face twice a day with warm water and a cleanser such as our Sinclair Skincare STEP 1 (do NOT use soap on your face).

- Do NOT scrub your face. Scrubbing your face, especially with a wash cloth can actually make acne worse by irritating the skin.

- Do NOT use a wash cloth.

- If you wear makeup, moisturizer, or sunscreen, make sure they are oil-free.

- If you use hair sprays or gels, try to keep them away from your face because they can clog pores.

- If you have long hair, keep it away from your face and wash it regularly to reduce oil.

- Baseball caps and other hats can cause acne along the hairline. Avoid them if you think they are worsening your acne.

- Wash your face after you've been exercising and sweating a lot. Keep your hands off your face unless you are washing your face.

- Do NOT pick or pop your acne lesions, it can make the acne get worse and spread.

If you have tried all of the above and you still have acne, then it's time to get help. At Epilution Med Spa, we offer a comprehensive approach to treating your acne. We will discuss the pros and cons of all of your acne treatment options including Birth Control pills, oral antibiotics, Accutane, intra-lesional Steroid injections, laser treatments and more. One way or another, we will help you win your battle with acne!

Acne Lake Worth

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Acne Wellington West Palm Beach Lake Worth
After
Acne Wellington West Palm Beach Lake Worth

 

Diagnosis - Acne
Elapsed time - 3 Laser Acne Treatments
Analysis - Results after Acne Laser Treatment


Acne Targets

  • White heads
  • Black heads
  • Acne cysts
  • Oily skin

Acne Benefits

  • Improved Complexion!
  • No more oily skin!
  • Improved self confidence!
  • Stop Acne!
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FAQ's...

Q.) Can I have an IPL treatment for my acne if I am taking Accutane®?

A.) Accutane® may make your skin much more susceptible to side effects from the treatment. Ideally you should wait at least six months after completing Accutane® before beginning treatment.

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