Dr. Strachan believes that Maci may suffer from classically named “adult female acne.” How should this be treated?
“A topical retinoid such as tretinoin, adapalene, or tazarotene are always good to as there is an added side effect of wrinkle prevention,” says Dr. Strachan. “I would also add something anti-inflammatory such as benzoyl peroxide, topical aczone, or a topical antibiotic. She may also benefit from a chemical peel. If she states that her acne flares before her period, birth control might help.”
Dr. Gold elaborates, saying, “Maci has comedonal acne – mainly lots of whiteheads spread out all over her face. We call this non-inflammatory acne and although there looks like she has several raised bumps the majority of her acne is non-inflammatory in nature. Acne is genetic and hormonal and this kind of acne is common in many people.”
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Here’s what Dr. Gold recommends: “I would use a mild acne cleanser – Cetaphil daily cleanser or Cereve foaming cleanser followed by Ziana or Epiduo every evening. If there were more inflammation than I am seeing in the picture, than I might a new anti-inflammatory topical, known as Aczone, in the morning. I also love using the Clarisonic skin cleansing brush, the only real ultrasonic skin cleansing system.”
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