Acne and Rosacea

Nearly everyone has acne at some point in their life. While most people associate this disease with their teenage years, it is also very common among adult men and women.

There is no cure for acne. It is instead a chronic condition that can be managed with topical medications, oral antibiotics, new light-based treatments and/or Accutane.

There is no single best treatment for this disease. Each person’s acne responds differently to various treatment alternatives. A dermatologist must develop an individualized regimen for each acne patient that best controls their affliction.

CHECK OUR OUR ACNE VIDEO

ACNE TREATMENTS

NDDA has had great success in helping many patients control their acne with several new treatments developed over the last few years. These very effective medical dermatology treatments typically have fewer side effects than traditional oral medicines. They include:

BLUELIGHT™

This technology uses specific wavelengths of light which inhibit the growth of the bacteria that causes acne. The chief benefits are that is has virtually no side effects and can be used in lieu of taking oral medications. It is an excellent treatment alternative especially given that forty percent of all acne bacteria is now resistant to traditional antibiotics.

A typical program involves a 23 minute treatment twice a week for four weeks. Patients whose acne responds well to BlueLight™ will typically see results quicker than they would with oral antibiotics. Results often last for up to six months; however, touch-up treatments may be needed in the future.

ALA – PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY (PDT)

For patients with severe or cystic acne, a new topical drug called aminolevulinic acid (also known as ALA) is an alternative to taking oral Accutane. ALA is a photosensitizing chemical that is applied to acne lesions prior to ClearLight treatments.

ALA is absorbed by the oil glands and is activated by the light source. The treatment eradicates the acne bacteria, reduces oil production, and minimizes the appearance of pores.

A typical treatment regimen involves applying ALA to the skin for 45 minutes, followed by eight to ten minutes of ClearLight. Patients usually receive two to four treatments separated two weeks apart. The most common potential side effect from the treatment is that patients are sensitive to light and sun for 24 to 48 hours after the treatment.

ACNE SURGERY

This treatment is designed to improve acne quicker and reduce the risk of scarring from acne. A light fruit acid or clay peel is applied to the face, chest or back prior to performing extractions with a sterile instrument. It is designed to produce quick, long lasting results while enhancing the benefits of the other medical treatments prescribed by your physician.

If you or a loved one is looking to learn more about acne and rosacea treatment, get in touch with the team at North Dallas Dermatology Associates today by calling (214) 761-8524 or contacting us online today.

GET IN TOUCH

Request Appointment

  • * All indicated fields must be completed.
    Please include non-medical questions and correspondence only.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


North Dallas Dermatology Associates8144 Walnut Hill Lane Suite 1300
Dallas Texas 75231
Fax: (214) 420-7380



Our Hours:

Mon-Thurs: 8AM – 4:30PM
Fri: 8AM – 1PM