Acne is a skin condition where hair follicles get blocked with oil and dead skin cells. This problem is more common among teenagers, but it can occur at any age.

The problem of acne is persistent. The pimples and bumps heal gradually but new pimples crop up when the existing pimples subside. 

Acne affects a person aesthetically. Therefore, it causes emotional distress. Not just that, the skin gets scars when pimples subside. Therefore, it is important to start the treatment as early as possible. 

Sometimes, people rely on over-the-counter medicines for acne. They may be effective if the severity of the problem is low. 

But if the problem persists for a long time, then one should meet a specialist. Various clinics offer pimple treatment in Pune.

How can a specialist help you?

When you apply acne medications, they mainly work by controlling the production of the oil in the skin. Plus, they cure bacterial infections. It takes four to six weeks to see the results. But if you do not see any improvement after that or the pimples reappear, then you need a specialist.

A dermatologist is a skin expert. He knows the reasons behind acne problems. He can provide the right pimple treatment in Pune after diagnosing the problem.

The treatment plan by the dermatologist is decided after checking the type and severity of the problem, the age of the person, and the willingness of the patient. It is a combination of topical medicines to be applied on the skin and drugs to be taken orally.

The risks and benefits of medicines and treatments are considered by the doctor. It takes three to six months until the doctor sees an improvement in the skin. 

Topical medications

These medicines are applied to the skin. They cause dryness and redness on the skin. These medicines contain antibiotics to kill skin bacteria. When excess bacterial growth is killed by antibiotics, the redness and inflammation reduction. Doctors prescribe retinoids and antibiotics both if the problem is severe.

Oral medications

Antibiotics are given Eva Skin Clinic orally also. They reduce the bacteria population. Various combinations of antibiotics are available. Doctors take precautions while prescribing medicines to pregnant women and children. 

However, doctors try to use oral antibiotics for the shortest possible time because there is a risk of developing antibiotic resistance. These antibiotics should be combined with other drugs to minimize the possibility of developing resistance.

Among various side-effects of antibiotics, increased skin sensitivity is common. Other side effects are weight gain, tenderness in the breast, or nausea.

Therapies

Along with drugs (both oral and topical), some other therapies are also useful. They are:

  • Light therapy: A variety of light therapies are being used. They bring good results to some patients. 
  • Chemical peel: These peels are made from chemicals that cause a very good effect on mild acne. However, repeat treatments are needed. They can be effective if combined with medicines.
  • Drainage and extraction: Doctors use special tools to gently remove acne.
  • Steroid injection. Nodular and cystic lesions are cured by injecting steroid drugs. 

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