Treating teenage acne
In addition to topicals, you should consult with your dermatologist regarding adding an oral medication to your acne treatment plan. Also, you may consider laser and peels for optimal improvement.
How do I treat my teenage, hormonal acne?
Thank you for your question. There are several treatment options that can help but it is to hard to say what is the right one without examining your skin. Consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeons office for a treatment plan that is best for you.
You should see a good dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. I would recommend starting out with antibiotic treatment as your first consideration. You should know, however, that any treatment for acne can take up to two months before you might see improvement. Shoul you fail on trials with antibiotics, you might be a candidate for isotretinoin (Accutane). However, please check side effects before making a decision. BTW, you need to be on some form of birth control while you are on isotretinoin, so BCP's might be in your future anyway. jlr