Acne treatments start with the Dermatologist determining whether you have oily skin, dry skin, or combination skin, and whether you have comedonal acne (blackheads and whiteheads), papulopustular acne (raised bumps and pus-filled lesions), or nodulocystic acne (deep bumps that tend to scar).
Treatments can go all the way from appropriate cleansers and certain moisturizers, like AmberSoy Soap Gel and the GlycoShea Creams (www.Bigriversilkskincare.com: a company of which I am the President)
topical (meaning "on top of the skin") agents like benzoyl peroxides, retinoids, azelaic acid and dapsone)
oral antibiotics like doxycycline and minocycline,
oral Accutane treatment (isotretinoin treatment).
So if acne's gotten you down, consider getting evaluated by a Board-certified Dermatologist. We have so many new options to offer.
My office for the past 30 years has been at Rheumatology and Dermatology Associates, 8143 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova TN, a suburb of Memphis, TN. (1-901-730-0168).
Or you can find a Dermatologist close to you by going to the American Academy of Dermatology web site, www.AAD.org, then plugging your zip code into the "Find a Dermatologist" tab.' George R. Woodbury Jr. M.D. 1-901-753-0168 07/31/2022