What Do We Treat?
Today virtually every case of acne can be resolved. The key to getting rid of acne lesions and preventing new ones from forming lies in knowing that:
Resolution takes time. Treatments that promise “fast”, “miraculous” or “overnight” results often capture the attention of acne sufferers hoping for a quick resolution. However, the fact remains that acne does not clear overnight. On average, 6 to 8 weeks are needed to see initial results. Once acne significantly improves or clears, continued treatment is needed to keep acne from re-appearing. If acne does not improve in 6 to 8 weeks, treatment may need to be adjusted as not every acne treatment clears every case of acne.
What works for one person may not work for another. What is an appropriate treatment for one person may not clear another’s acne because many factors affect resolution, including the cause(s) of the acne, a person’s skin type and the kind of acne lesions present.
Our help may be required. With so many factors affecting clearance and a multitude of treatment options available (some only by prescription), our help can make a difference. Before prescribing treatment, Dr. Arthur considers several factors, including the severity of the acne, types of lesions present, co-existing conditions, as well as the patient’s age, skin type, lifestyle and motivation.
We will work to create effective individualized therapy that will resolve your acne over time and prevent new lesions from forming. Acne responds especially well to early treatment. We recommend early treatment to maximize effectiveness as well as help prevent scarring.