Fresh notebooks, pencils, highlighters… it’s all on your back-to-school checklist, along with putting together that perfect outfit for the first day back. But don’t forget about great skin care for a clear, healthy complexion.
Feeling good in your own skin is key to walking the halls with confidence. Here at Skin Smart, we provide personalized acne care and other skin care treatments.
If clearing up your complexion is one of your goals for the coming school year, keep reading to find out more. Your acne might not be vanquished by September, but with an appointment at Skin Smart, you’ll be well on your way to a fresh, healthy look.
The Benefits of Accutane® for Acne Treatment
One of the leading products we recommend for acne treatment is Isotretinoin (Accutane®). In our experience, 90% of most patients’ acne is clear after five months. What’s more, unlike with other approaches for acne care, acne doesn’t typically return after patients stop using Accutane®.
Because many patients can’t start Accutane® treatment for six weeks, we often determine a custom course of treatment in the meantime. This might include microdermabrasion, acne facials, birth control, anti-androgens, the Isolaz® Laser, oral antibiotics, topical antibiotics and other products to start fighting acne breakouts. Patients can try several short-term treatments under the guidance of a Skin Smart dermatologist to see which works best for them.
Unlike many dermatologists, we tend to practice an abundance of caution when it comes to antibiotics usage for acne treatment. While antibiotics are helpful for getting rid of bacteria and inflammation fast, they can be harmful to the bacteria in your gut and can lead to stomach issues and even drug resistance. Ideally, we seek to treat our patients in a way that takes into account their overall wellbeing and provide a long-term solution.
To learn even more about acne treatment at Skin Smart, check out this video our own Dr. Toby Shawe!
Head Back to School with Confidence
Ready to take charge of your complexion? Schedule an appointment with a Skin Smart dermatologist today so we can help you determine the best approach for clear, healthy skin! Here’s how to request an appointment.