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CosMedic Skincare
(206) 922-7273
901 Boren Ave
Seattle, WA
Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acne Treatment, Age Spot Reduction, Anti-aging Facial Treatments, Birthmarks, Chemical Peels, Dermatology, Endovenous Laser Therapy, Facial Rejuvenation, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Lip Augmentation, Liposuction, Non-Surgical Face Lift, Phototherapy, Scar Revision, Sun Damage Repair, Vein Therapy, Wart Treatment, Wrinkle Reduction

University of Washington Medical Center
(206) 598-6647
Seattle, WA
 
Ulrike Isabel Ochs, MD
(206) 223-6781
1100 9th Ave
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Dermatology, Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, Wa
Group Practice: Virginia Mason Med Dermatology

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Dr.Dorothy Yang
(206) 292-7500
1221 Madison St # 1018
Seattle, WA
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Dermatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Westside Dermatology Skin Renewal Laser Center
(866) 977-9504
4740 44th Ave Sw
Seattle, WA
 
Robert K P Chow MD
(206) 324-7546
13512 Ambaum Blvd SW
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Dermatology

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Roy Mitchell Colven
(206) 341-4639
325 9th Ave
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Dermatology

Data Provided By:
Michael J Scott III, DO
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1979

Data Provided By:
Marshall Porter Welch, MD
(206) 731-2173
325 9th Ave # 359763
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1983

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Northwest Skin Specialists
(206) 315-4600
1229 Madison St, Ste 1290
Seattle, WA
 
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Acne Treatments - A Brief Users Guide For Parents, Teens And The Rest Of Us

Beauty

Holistic-online.com

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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