It is common to get the occasional pimple especially during puberty or during your menstrual cycle. While this small breakout often goes away on its own within a few days, picking at or self extracting this small pimple can result in spreading the bacteria within that pimple or helping it to leave a scar. Now, there are however the more severe acne cases that are much more consistent and persistent causing embarrassment and anxiety to get it under control FAST!
There are several factors that may cause acne and knowing what your acne is caused by will actually help to better determine the best treatments for your acne. Treating acne should NOT be a one size fit all approach due to the varying degrees and the underlying cause which is specific to that individual. For instance, it would not be wise or make much sense to schedule an emergency appointment with your dermatologist because you have blackheads on your nose and a couple of occasional pimples every now & then. This scenario may be better suited to be treated with a good deep pore clearing facial with your local & acne knowledgeable esthetician.
Those suffering from the more severe acne associated with painful cysts & inflammation could better benefit from both a dermatologist as well as an esthetician who is advanced & who specializes in treating acne. The dermatologist approach may be oral & topical medications that they prescribe widely to all cases that show these acne similarities. These medications include Accutane, Retin-A, anti-fungals, tetracycline & other anti-bionics. An esthetician who specializes in acne will perform a consultation and will most likely perform customized acne treatments specific to your type of acne & will also recommend professional acne skincare for at home maintenance. The products that your esthetician may recommend may include products that contain Salicylic acid, Glycolic acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, Oxygen, Vitamin C, & calming ingredients.
So, we say that one of the best treatments for acne is to first get a professional skin consultation and try to uncover what is causing your acne and then a customized acne treatment plan should begin sooner than later in order to prevent acne scars and the spread of your acne.