Acne Treatment

Acne can be embarrassing for not only teenagers, but adults as well. Acne usually is not cause for medical concern, but many people seek treatment for their acne for aesthetic purposes and to avoid scarring or other damage to the skin.

The best way to treat acne is to avoid it in the first place. To do this, remember the following, especially for those with acne-prone skin:

  • Wash acne-prone areas only twice a day, with a gentle cleanser
  • Use an over-the-counter acne cream to dry excess oil
  • Avoid heavy makeup
  • Remove makeup before bed
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing
  • Shower after strenuous work or exercise
  • Avoid irritants
  • Be aware of what touches your face (hands, hair, telephones, etc.)
  • Do not squeeze or pick at acne blemishes

At Urgent Care LA, our doctors can assess your acne, and prescribe a treatment that is right for you. They can also help distinguish between acne and a rash in children, as well as between acne and other dermatological problems. Common acne treatments include topical treatments, antibiotics, Isotretinoin (a very powerful medication for severe acne that does not respond to other treatments. Isotretinoin is very effective but can cause severe side effects), oral contraceptives, laser and light therapy, or cosmetic procedures.

This is not a substitute for a professional, on-site medical diagnosis. Visit your doctor or other healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis of your condition.