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Jul 17, 2007

Extreme Methods To Cure Bad Acne

By Bill Nadraszky

The most common methods to get rid of acne are to use lotions and astringents, to wash correctly and lastly to eat properly.. Well for those (like I was) these simple methods may not be at all good enough to treat your acne problems. If your acne problems are very severe then you may need to consult with a dermatologist to try these for more invasive and advanced acne treatments. The most popular and effective treatments for this severe acne are chemical peels, drainage, and light therapy

A Dermatologist can analyze your skin, your prior acne treatment methods and can try other methods to help clear acne. These treatments can not be done at home and need to be performed by a dermatologist. Trying these at home can lead to infection, worsening of the acne and scarring.

Chemical Peels - This is the only treatment that you can do without the help of a dermatologist but instead can go to a spa or other beauty type place. Light chemical peels of glycolic acid and other chemical agents are used to loosen blackheads and decrease acne papules. The great side effect of a chemical peel is that it will give your face a nice clean and fresh look. Never do a chemical peel at home as it can burn your skin veery badly if done incorrectly.

Drainage and Surgical Extraction - Do not get turned off by the terminology, this type of "surgery" is simple, effective and done in a dentists office. When large cysts do not respond to medication they may require drainage. Drainage and extraction, which is also called "acne surgery" is simply a method to get the pus and infection out by injecting and then allowing the acne to drain itself. This will reduce the pain associated with your cysts and it will stop the possibility of scarring.

Phototherapy - I am not sure how well this worked for me but I used a suntan type booth years back that was supposed to help my skin. This is like using a suntan bed and many people like using this as it gives you a chance to get some color. Several laser and light treatments are available to treat acne. Some of these laser and light treatments target only one factor that causes acne, that is the acne bacteria itself..

Advantages to laser and light treatments include not having to remember to apply or take any medication and the ability to treat hard-to-reach areas, such as the back. However, laser and light treatments can be quite expensive, and I am not sure how I feel about the effectiveness when I used it.

Scarring is another reason to use light therapy. Over the last several years lasers have become a great way to treat acne scars.

These methods are vert invasive and sometimes are a little more than you may need. Some people can easily get away with some advanced methods for example orally taking antibiotics like tetracycline and even Accutane.

Of course there are alternatives to these surgical needles and peels. There is a very good chance that you can cure your acne using a special acne diet secret, if so then read my review of the best acne treatment. Another great product I have reviewed is a natural acne pill called Axnezine.

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