When it comes to fighting acne, many treatments are available. These treatments range from topical medications including creams, gels, cleansers, foams and solutions to oral medicaitons and even the use of lasers, light, and heat.
is based on several factors including the classification
and severity of acne in any
Regardless of the treatment type, there are four main goals that are to be achieved:
1. Correct that altered pattern of keratinization (stickiness of the skin cells)
2. Decrease oil gland activity
3. Decrease the amount of bacteria present around the follicles
4. Reduce inflammation
is important to understand that most medications treat and prevent further acne
so it is important to continue medications even though things may appear improved.
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