How To Get A Smooth Face By Seeking Medical Help
See a dermatologist. If you continue to experience bumps on your skin from acne or other skin conditions, then see a dermatologist. A dermatologist can evaluate your skin and recommend a prescription or over-the-counter treatment.
- If you don’t know how to find a dermatologist, then you can ask your doctor for a referral.
Ask about prescription treatments for acne. There are several options for treating acne with prescription drugs. If your dermatologist thinks you need a prescription, then he or she may recommend:
- Retinoids. These are the most commonly recommended medicines for acne. Retinoid creams, lotions, and gels help to prevent your pores from clogging. Your dermatologist may also recommend Dapsone along with the retinoids to increase their effectiveness.
- Antibiotic creams or pills. Sometimes acnes can be so severe that it causes infections. When this happens, you may need a prescription antibiotic cream or pills to help the acne heal.
- Oral contraceptives. If you are female, then your doctor may recommend oral contraceptives to help control your acne. However, there are some serious potential side effects associated with taking oral contraceptives, so make sure that you ask your doctor about the risks before you decide if this treatment is right for you.
- Spironolactone. If oral contraceptives don’t work for you, then your doctor may recommend spironolactone (Aldactone).
- Isotretinoin. This is a last resort treatment because of the potentially serious side effects, but it can be an effective treatment if other treatments have not helped. However, due to the risk of birth defects, women of child-bearing age have to take a pregnancy test to receive this medication.
Find out about medical treatments for acne scars. Rough skin can also result from acne scars, but there are some treatments that may help. Some things you might ask your dermatologist about include:
- Dermabrasion. Dermabrasion can be an effective way to smooth out rough skin, especially if the roughness is from acne scars. It requires using a rotating brush to smooth out the surface of your skin. Ask your dermatologist about this option if your skin is rough from acne scars.
- Soft tissue fillers. Your doctor can also inject fat into pitted areas of your skin to smooth out the surface. However, the results are only temporary, so you would need to have this treatment done on a regular basis to maintain the results.
- Chemical peels. Peels can remove outer layers of skin and help to reduce the appearance of acne scars.
- Laser resurfacing and light therapy. These treatments use lasers to help even out your skin’s surface and improve its appearance.
- Skin graft surgery. For severe scars, a piece of skin can be surgically grafted onto your face. The results of this procedure are permanent, but the procedure is more serious than other treatments.