(Board Certified Dermatologist, Yolanda C. Holmes, MD, FAAD., specializing in the treatment of adult acne, rosacea, eczema, mole removal, razor bump removal, wrinkle reduction, non-surgical cellulite removal, complexion blending, CLICK HERE to learn more about our on-line patient consultations)
Acne treatments focus on providing the correct treatment at various stages of acne production. By reducing the production of oil causing acne, the bacteria count, reducing the inflammation that's associated with acne, speeding up the creation of new and healthy cells, or a combination of these, Washington DC Dermatology can help you decide how to proceed and what results you can expect.
It may not be possible to entirely remove all your acne, and sometimes it can take as long as four to eight weeks before any improvement is noticeable. Part of this time may be spent finding the best treatment for your particular case because each of our bodies are different and what works for others may not work for you.
Please consider calling Dr. Yolanda C. Holmes for your personalized acne skin care treatments. She can help reduce or eliminate acne through a variety of treatment options. Some cases of acne can be relieved through oral medication, others respond to prescription lotions or creams, and laser. After your medical evaluation, Dr. Holmes will help find the solution that may be best for your condition and provide quick relief.
Chemical Peels which are often used to improve sun-damaged or finely wrinkled skin, may help control acne as well. When used alongside other treatments, they often produce very good results.
Prescription Antibiotics can be used to treat moderate to severe acne by reducing bacteria and the inflammation they can cause. It may be necessary to take the antibiotics for more than a month and you may also need to use them with a prescribed lotion.
Laser can be used to treat moderate to severe acne by reducing bacteria and the inflammation they can cause. It may be necessary to take the antibiotics for more than a month and you may also need to use them with a prescribed lotion.
Laser Treatments We Offer:
Laser Genesis | Complexion Blending | IPL Laser
This condition rarely reverses itself and may last for years. With treatment, however, this condition can be controlled successfully. Dr. Holmes is an expert in the treatment of this condition and uses many different treatments including lasers to decrease signs of acne. Additionally, she can recommend skin products for this condition that improve the symptoms dramatically.
If your acne condition is being treated with medication or you are using acne skin care products, you are required to apply sunscreen before going out and expose yourself to sunlight. Without a proper sunscreen you risk getting sunburns and worsened acne condition. Protect yourself with any good sunblock that has a decent SPF strength is essential for this reason.
There are some important facts that you need to know if you are using topical treatments that have listed side effects if you are exposed to the sun:
1. By using these products, you must use sunscreen everyday, all the time.
2. Most acne products can cause your skin to become sensitive to the sun after a period of application. This means that if you expose yourself to sunlight, it is likely that you will get sunburns, rashes, itchiness, or any sort of irritations.
3. Skin sensitivity might take several months or years to go away, and that continued use of sunscreen , even in the winter time is important.
Another reason to use sunblock is because some research has shown that the sun and its rays have some worsening effect on acne.
Choosing a good sunscreen is easy.
1. Has a high SPF rating. Make sure you get SPF20 or higher for better protection against the sun.
2. Is not oil-based.
3. Does not clog pores. Clogged pores means that there is a chance your acne will get worse.
4. Is light and comfortable when applied on face so that your face does not feel oily and smelly after using the sunblock.
5. Has moisturizing effect. Better if it contains vitamins and minerals.
6. Not too expensive because expensive does not align with quality most of the time.
Sunscreen is a must to shield yourself from the harmful rays of the sun. Protection against these rays is necessary because they can destroy the texture of the skin.
Washington DC Dermatologist Dr. Yolanda C. Holmes specializes in Medical Dermatology as well as Cosmetic Treatments. Some of Washington DC Dermatology's featured services include: Complexion Blending, Vi Peel, Xeomin (the alternative to Botox), Facial Fillers, Adult Acne Treatments, Laser Hair Removal, and many more treatments. Complexion Blending is a combination of Laser Genesis and Microdermabrasion. If you suffer from ingrown hair or Razor Bump Treatment, we can help you. CALL US TODAY!!