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With our same day acne treatment service you can meet with an online doctor and have your acne treated within minutes. Instead of going to your doctor in person you can conveniently meet with a top PlushCare doctor online and get diagnosed and prescribed any necessary acne medication.
Acne is a condition characterized by clogged skin pores causing infection and inflammation. It’s caused by clogged glands inside skin pores. When a pore gets clogged by oil and bacteria, the body’s immune system responds by causing swelling and creating a pimple.
PlushCare maintains a 97% patient satisfaction rating. You can speak with a top doctor from your phone or computer, get diagnosed and prescribed the appropriate medication in 15 minutes. PlushCare only employs doctors who are graduates of top 50 U.S. medical schools. We’re really proud of the care we offer.
Hormones. Particularly during puberty, androgens hormones cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge and produce more sebum oil. This oil can clog your pores, leading the build up of dirt and bacteria that causes pimples.
Certain medications may worsen your acne. Ask a doctor about possible alternative treatments.
Diet is not a well understood factor, but some studies indicate that skim milk and food high in carbohydrates may worsen acne. Contrary to popular belief, greasy foods have little to no effect on acne. However, handling greasy foods in environments like a kitchen increases your chances of getting some oil stuck to your skin which can cause irritation and acne.
Family history. Genetics are known to influence acne, and if your parents had acne, it’s likely you will too.
Pressure on skin. The use of phones, helmets, collars, backpacks, or sport equipment can all worsen acne.
There is no one best acne treatment. What works for you will depend on the cause and type of acne you have. That said, there are many effective methods of acne treatment including, face washes, creams, serums, and prescription medications, both oral and topical. Talk to a doctor online to find out which is best for you. Some commonly used treatments include: Soap and water, cleansers, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid.
In many cases there is no one treatment that will magically clear your skin. Identifying what’s causing your acne and treating that will yield the best results. A doctor or dermatologist can help you figure out the best treatment approach.
In cases where acne is severe, retinoids, birth control, isotretinoin, chemical peels or antibiotics may be used. These are often prescription strength treatments and will require a consultation with a doctor to make sure they are appropriate for you. You can talk to an online doctor to see if these treatment options are right for you, here.
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