Adult Acne Treatment

Acne takes many forms: whiteheadsblackheadspimples and cystsare troubling and difficult to deal with, especially when they occur in adults (adult acne). There is no one best acne treatment, but there are several options available to those suffering from this condition.

If you're in need of acne treatment, call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

Best Acne Treatment

One of the best ways to combat acne is with preventive treatment. Because most forms of acne stem from clogged pores and excess oil, here are a few simple ways to improve your overall skin health:

Depending on the severity of your adult acne, certain over-the-counter medications and cosmetic procedures may be recommended. These treatments can include:

Some prescription acne treatments include AccutaneSortret and hormonal birth control for women.

Hormonal Acne Treatment

A large portion of acne and adult acne stems from hormonal imbalance. That makes hormonal acne treatment an effective tool for dealing with acne on the face, back, shoulders, chest or anywhere else on the body.

In essence, when hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone are not balanced, they cause your body to react by creating more oil and more acne. The best way to combat this hormonal imbalance is with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).

Unlike conventional hormone replacement therapy, BHRT uses biologically identical and naturally derivedhormones. These hormones offer a safe, effective solution for treating adult acne. Bio-identical hormones can be delivered in:

Oral contraceptives may also be given as hormonal acne treatment.

Severe Acne Treatment

If you're suffering from severe acne, it's best to get treated immediately. Acne that is left untreated can quickly result in unsightly acne scars. If you're interested in treating your acne with bioidentical hormones or an alternate treatment, please call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

Author
Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG As an expert in preventive care, innovative treatment solutions, and laparoscopic surgery, board-certified OB/GYN Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG, is a trusted practitioner who’s been in private practice since 1985. Dr. Zikria earned his doctor of medicine from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He went on to complete a competitive surgical residency program at Georgetown University in Washington. Dr. Zikria then went through a comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology residency program through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the Magee-Women’s Hospital. He welcomes new and existing patients to his practice in Milpitas, California.

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