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Lewis James Kirkegaard, MD
(970) 242-7273
815 S 3rd St
Montrose, CO
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1997

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Richard E Stiefler, MD
(970) 245-1500
1242 E MAIN ST STE 5
Montrose, CO
 
Michael Brent Turner, MD
(719) 566-0176
1925 E Orman Ave Ste A430
Pueblo, CO
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1994

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Carrington Patrick MD
(866) 985-3308
8200 E Belleview Ave
Greenwood Village, CO
 
Brent C Sigler, MD
(303) 770-4040
10099 Ridgegate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO
Specialties
Dermatology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1985

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Lewis Kirkegaard, MD
(970) 240-4500
815 S 3rd St
Montrose, CO
Education
Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322Univ Of Va Med Ctr, Dermatology; Univ Of Va Med Ctr, Internal Medicine

Columbine Dermatology, PC
(303) 404-0200
10359 Federal Blvd
Westminster, CO
 
Rena B Rengo, MD
(586) 791-0432
20597 E Caley Pl
Centennial, CO
Specialties
Dermatology, Dermatopathology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1978

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Carrell Rice Spann, MD
(970) 826-0911
595 Russell St
Craig, CO
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hosp, Craig, Co
Group Practice: Mountain Medical Specialists

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Mayumi Fujita, MD
4200 E 9Th Ave,
Denver, CO
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Kyoto Univ, Fac Of Med, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto, Japan
Graduation Year: 1983

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Acne Treatments - A Brief Users Guide For Parents, Teens And The Rest Of Us

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by Mark MacKay

Treating acne depends on the type and severity of your acne. Treatment also depends on how dry or oily your skin is, if you are male or female, if you are taking any medications, if you are pregnant or might be soon. These various factors affect your treatment options and can make any one size fits all acne treatment method ineffective.

Lucky their are numerous acne treatment options, so while you might not find one that works the first time, do not give up just try another. Do to the numerous acne treatments available today doctors can control most acne outbreaks; with greater success the earlier treatments are started. Hopping your acne will go away will not work, your local pharmacy is filled with many over the counter medications you can try, or visit your doctor who can prescribe more powerful treatments if needed.

The most popular way to treat mild to moderate acne is by using a topical treatment. These treatments can be in the form of a gel, cream, lotion or on a pad. They are applied to the surface of your skin, hence the name topical. The two main over the counter topic treatments are Salicylic acid and Benzoyl peroxide. Prescription Salicylic acid and Benzoyl peroxide are also available in stronger doses if required. Doctors my also prescribe ointments containing sulfur, tetracycline, erythromycin or a retinoid. Many times you will need to use a combination of the above treatments for best results.

Salicylic acid and retinoids are used to treat the clogged hair follicles that are causing the acne lesions. They penetrate the pores and help the dead skin cells dissolve. Benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, tetracycline and erythromycin are antibacterial ointments used to treat the inflammation and kill the bacteria in the blocked follicles.

For people with moderate to server acne, in addition to topical treatments they my also require some type of oral medication to treat their acne. The three types of oral medications are antibiotics, hormones, and isotretinoins. All three require a prescription.

Tetracycline, erythromycin, clindamycin, and doxycycline are the most common prescribed antibiotics. They work by being absorbed through the digestive system, then into the blood, and then into the hair follicles where they kill bacteria and reduce inflammation. This option would be used when topical antibiotic treatments were unsuccessful.

Hormones are an option available to treat teenage girls and women with acne. They are usually taken in the form of a birth control pill. They work by increasing the level of female hormones in the bloodstream. This helps reduce the production of androgen, which will then reduce the production of sebum.

For severe acne, isotretinoin is often used. It is a powerful drug that treats acne by stopping all of the changes in the skin that causes acne. It kills bacteria, reduces sebum production, and slows the growth of skin cells.

All of the above acne t...

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