What Causes Female Acne and Teenage Acne

Dr. Tasha Bienert, MD, discusses What Causes Female Acne and Teenage Acne

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Dr. Tasha Bienert, MD, discusses What Causes Female Acne and Teenage Acne
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Featuring Dr. Tasha Bienert, MD

Video Title: What Causes Female Acne and Teenage Acne Duration: 1 minute, 22 seconds

Acne is an inflammatory condition that affects the skin. It affects both women and men, and although it most commonly starts in the teenage years it can occur at any time in your life.

You have many options for treatment, and these can be initiated by your family physician. Some of the major categories for acne treatment include topical products, and these often include a topical antibiotic to kill that P. acnes bacteria. The next level of treatment would be oral antibiotics, again to target that bacteria. Oral Accutane is a vitamin A derivative, which can be very effective in treating acne.

We still have no good treatment for scarring of the skin, so prevention is your best way to approach acne. Your family physician is a good place to start. They can do investigations and initiate your treatment. For more difficult cases of adult acne, your family physician may refer you to a dermatologist.

For more information on acne treatment, visit your local dermatologist or family physician.

Video shot in conjunction with Dr. Tasha Bienert, MD and http://www.copemanhealthcare.com

Presenter: Dr. Tasha Bienert, Family Doctor, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Family Doctor

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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