For patients with mild acne, or those struggling with a small break out here and there, Differin 0.1% gel is now avilable without a prescription. Differin is a mild gel that can be used either alone of in addition to other acne medications to help exfoliate and unblock pores. For the young patient who is just starting to get blackheads, Differin 0.1% is a great place to start. If not strong enough, or if the acne is characterized by numerous pustules and cysts, then prescription acne medications both topical and oral may be necessary.
For some people, acne is mild and transient and using over the counter cleansers and medications is enough. For others, acne can be severe and can lead to scarring which is permanent. In addition to prescribing many different acne medications, Cary Dermatology offers treatments such as chemical peels and facials to clear acne and Skin Pen microneedling to help clear up scarring once the acne problem has been controlled. Call today to schedule an appointment and start your path to clearer skin in 2017.