Depending on the type of your acne you may be recommended oral (Doxycycline, Minocycline, OCP or Spironolactone for adult acne in women), topical (topical retinoids as Retin-A, topical antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide to name few) or laser/light device therapy or combination of all.
Broadband Light Therapy
The best tool for treating many types of acne is broadband light therapy, or BBL. This is a light-based approach that is often used to help skin look younger, brighter, and clearer, but is also a fantastic option for removing lingering signs of acne as scarring and hyperpigmentation, as well as treating active acne as combination with oral and topical prescription treatments.
The Fraxel Dual laser is a more aggressive option that works by resurfacing the skin, encouraging collagen production, and stimulates healthy cell growth, making it a great choice for post-acne scarring.
Chemical peels can also be helpful tools in treating the signs of acne, such as a VI Peel or a salicylic peel. Chemical peels remove the top layer of the skin, including pigmented areas left behind by acne, to reveal the clearer skin below the surface. Clients may also benefit from microneedling, a very minimally invasive treatment that encourages clear skin by stimulating collagen production, therefore repairing the skin changes caused by acne.
For more severe, recurrent acne as cystic acne, you may be referred to dermatologist for Isotretinoin treatment (also known as Accutane).