Acne is a skin condition that is highly treatable and in many cases, curable. Come to Medford Derm for the best outcome.
Teens are the most susceptible to acne. In fact, it’s so common during adolescence that nearly every teen experiences some form of acne. Acne is considered a disease when it causes physical or mental scarring, pain, or social discomfort. Acne is much more common than many people realize, and cause depression in teenagers.
Acne is a leading cause of depression in teens.
At Medford Derm, we approach treatment of acne in two different ways. The most effective is with a drug called isotretinoin. It’s a naturally occurring body chemical that typically cures acne in at least 80% of patients after a five month course of treatment. Acne can also be managed conventionally with topical medications and/or oral antibiotics. This method is often ideal for teens with milder adolescent acne.
When it comes to treating acne, we customize your treatment based on your diagnosis.