Human skin can be a beautiful thing – soft, smooth and clear. Yet many people have problems with skin that is not soft, smooth or clear but contains many blemishes, spots or growths. Our Orange County Accutane doctor at Advanced Dermatology of San Clemente helps area residents treat skin that may be less than beautiful and aids other patients in keeping their clear skin clear.
Our dermatologists see many skin complaints, anything from age spots and crow’s feet to malignant skin cancers. One of the most common conditions that our doctors see is acne. Acne is a skin condition where pimples and red blotches can appear due to hair follicles becoming plugged up with oil and dead skin cells. Most people associate acne with teens but the condition can occur at almost any age. Acne can be a mild temporary condition that appears localized in one spot or can occur in large areas of the body and be very severe. Far from a teenage right of passage prolonged severe acne can affect the sufferer’s looks and self-esteem causing depression and causing them to avoid social situations. Most mild or moderate is treated with over-the-counter medications or mild prescription topical medications. Severe acne is often very hard to cure on a permanent basis and requires stronger oral medications such as Accutane (Isotretinoin). Our Orange County Accutane doctor has been using this medication to successfully treat severe cases of acne that haven’t responded to other treatments.
Our Orange County Accutane doctor has used the drug to permanently rid patient’s of severe often debilitating acne. It is a long-term treatment regiment of several months to achieve permanent resolution of acne with Accutane. Patients need to be aware of possible harsh side effects of the drug and certain patients such as those who are pregnant are not candidates for this therapy. Make an appointment with our practice to see which acne treatment may be best for you.