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Getting worse acne. Hate using medicine. What other options?
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Dr. Barry Resnik
Dermatology
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In brief: Options for acne tx
Acne is usually very difficult to treat without medicines.
Some people benefit from reducing carbs and dairy. Others turn to vitamin therapy. Intense pulsed light with and without levulan also helps some people. Facials, tca acid peels and microdermabrasion are also effective at controlling acne. However, the only therapy proven to give long-term results is isotretinoin.

In brief: Options for acne tx
Acne is usually very difficult to treat without medicines.
Some people benefit from reducing carbs and dairy. Others turn to vitamin therapy. Intense pulsed light with and without levulan also helps some people. Facials, tca acid peels and microdermabrasion are also effective at controlling acne. However, the only therapy proven to give long-term results is isotretinoin.
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