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How to Treat Your Persistent Acne

Are you having trouble getting your acne under control?

Acne is the eighth most prevalent disease worldwide. So, while it may feel like you’re the only one battling nasty breakouts, you certainly aren’t alone. The good news is that there are ways to manage your acne symptoms and to prevent future breakouts. All it takes is a proper at-home skincare routine and visiting our Tulsa, OK, dermatologists Drs. Alison and Robert Fischer for additional treatment and therapies.

Here are some reasons you might be dealing with acne that just won’t disappear,

Your acne is a mystery to you

We aren’t too surprised that many people with acne don’t really understand why their acne occurs, what can trigger flare-ups or what can help ease breakouts. Acne occurs when the sebaceous glands produce too much sebum, which clogs pores. Bacteria are attracted to clogged pores, which results in acne. Of course, hormones are also to blame, which is why certain types of oral contraceptives can help women deal with hormonal-related acne.

You aren’t using the right products

If you’ve been on the hunt for the right acne-fighting products, then you probably know that the two main active ingredients in most of these commercial products are benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Benzoyl peroxide works by killing the bacteria while salicylic acid helps to keep pores clean and free from excess sebum and clogged hair follicles. In some cases, these products just aren’t strong enough and you’ll need to talk with our Tulsa, OK, dermatologist about stronger products.

You aren’t patient

It takes time to see results from treatment. While we wish there was an overnight remedy for acne, there just isn’t. You need to use the same products consistently for up to eight weeks before you can truly judge whether a product is making a difference. If you find yourself switching up products every week this could be why you’re not seeing the results you want.

While there is a ton of information out there about ways to manage and treat your acne, if you aren’t seeing the results you want then it can be more than a little frustrating. If your current skincare routine isn’t helping you achieve clearer skin, then it may be time to turn to our Tulsa, OK, dermatologists for customized care and treatment. Call Southside Dermatology & Skin Cancer Surgery Center today at (918) 760-0700 to schedule a consultation.

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