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Cystic Acne Treatment

Cystic acne is a severe form of acne that manifests as large, red, tender bumps deep within the skin. Cystic acne is painful and difficult to cure, causing blemishes that may linger for months. Effective treatments include oral isotretinoin, birth control pills, and topical retinoids. What is cystic acne? In general, acne occurs when skin’s pores become blocked with oil,…

Hormonal Acne

Acne that occurs or persists after the age of 25 is more common in women and largely associated with fluctuations in hormone levels. Adult acne may have other causes in addition to hormone fluctuations, with the most common being stress, diet, and family history. There are a number of over-the-counter and prescription medications used to treat these breakouts, including oral…

Enlarged Pores

Enlarged pores can be impossible to manage with creams and lotions. Luckily, there are many other options to help get the smooth and pore-less look you want. Why are your pores so large? You can blame your parents for that, because pore size is largely determined by genes. This also makes it pretty difficult to shrink enlarged pore. However, it's…

Accutane For Acne

Isotretinoin (Claravis, Amnesteem, Absorica, Myorisan, and formerly Accutane) is a powerful, oral retinoid treatment for severe or recalcitrant cases of acne. Oral isotretinoin comes with a host of side effects, and has been proven to cause birth defects when taken by pregnant women. Talk to your doctor about isotretinoin's risks, benefits, side effects, and drug interactions before making the decision to…


As a practicing physician assistant in dermatology, I see scores of patients with acne looking for skincare regimens and quick fixes that will give them the long term results they dream of. Acne is one of the most common skin conditions: 80% of Americans deal with it at some point in their lives, and as many as 20% will suffer…

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