I am a teenager and have been under treatment for my acne for about two years. I have seen two doctors and no results? (Photos)
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I am sorry to hear about your continued challenges with acne In some patients who have this problem, photodynamic therapy can be a great way to control the acne. Up to three treatments may be required but the results can to be superb. Lasers can also play a role but I would recommend PDT first. Best of luck!
I use a low-dose protocol of isotretinoin combined with topicals developed by Dr. Obagi. The low dose (20mg) decreases the side effects and topicals resurface the skin. I have had very good results with this, and would anticipate the same for you.
Acne/Complexion Treatment -- Lasers (Fraxel, Co2, Erbium), Microneedling/PRP, Skin Care
This can be improved with peels and lasers, but isotretinoin treatment is the only way to get rid of this completely and permanently. Best, Dr. Emer.
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