Acne is an issue that can significantly detract from your facial features well into adulthood. Acne can lead you to feeling awkward, embarrassed, and less attractive. It can also leave permanent scarring when not cared for properly.
Houston plastic surgeons Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are pleased to offer nonsurgical skin care treatments to both teens and adults suffering from acne. Which treatment is best for you will need to be based on several individual factors and is best determined by an experienced surgeon.
We at Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center generally treats acne with topical treatments and systemic antibiotics. These treatments are only available with a prescription and should only be used while under the supervision of an experienced medical professional.
Treatments offered by our surgeons include:
- Retin A
- IPL combined with Levulan
- Tetracycline derivatives
- Vitamin A derivatives
Some of these medications have known adverse side-effects, particularly for pregnant women. It is essential that you are honest about your medical history with your doctor to reduce your risks for adverse consequences.
In combination with your acne treatment, the Obagi Nu-Derm System Skin Care Regimen or Obagi Acne Products available at our office can often help keep pores clean and skin free of acne.
Acne scars cannot be reduced with topical creams and ointments. To address these issues, Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann will discuss options such as laser treatments, dermabrasion, and chemical peels. What is best for you will be dependent on issues such as the depth of scaring.