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Get Control of Your Acne

Acne doesn’t have to take over your life. We can help. 

There are certainly many products on the market these days that can help you get your acne under control; however, if you are dealing with more persistent or unresponsive acne you may be feeling frustrated. In these instances, simple over-the-counter acne-fighting solutions may not be enough. If this is the case, it might be time to turn to our Encinitas, CA, dermatologists Dr. David Thomas and Dr. Margaret Hobson Dupree for more advanced acne treatment.

At-Home Acne Care 

While one acne treatment may work well for one person, it may not work well for everyone. That’s why it takes some trial and error to find the right products to treat your acne. Plus, it can take about 12 weeks of continued use for even the most effective product or medication to show results. So, stay patient. When it comes to shopping for cleansers and other skincare products look for any of these acne-fighting ingredients:

  • Salicylic acid
  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • Glycolic acid
  • Sulfur
  • Lactic acid
  • Retinol

Of course, if over-the-counter cleansers and other topical treatments designed to treat acne just aren’t helping you, our Encinitas, CA, skin specialists can help.

Professional Acne Treatment 

If you are unable to get your acne under control, or if you are dealing with severe, painful or cystic acne then you need to see a qualified medical professional for treatment. While many over-the-counter products contain only a small percentage of the active ingredients, our dermatologists can provide prescription-strength equivalents. We may prescribe topical medications or even oral medications including antibiotics or birth control pills.

For those living with deep, cystic acne (the acne that is prone to scarring if left untreated), stronger medications such as isotretinoin may be prescribed. This medication is incredibly powerful but is effective for managing more serious and treatment-resistant forms of acne. 

Want control over your acne once and for all? If so, team up with the Encinitas, CA, dermatologists at North County Dermatology Center to find more effective solutions. Call us at (760) 230-2805 to schedule a consultation.

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