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Acne is usually caused by a combination of oily skin and bacterial overgrowth. Keeping the skin healthy is the foundation of any acne treatment strategy.  Good nutrition, keeping your face clean, and over the counter drying agents, or antibacterials are often the first step of an effective treatment strategy. Unfortunately over the counter medications are often not completely successful in the treatment of acne.

Prescription medications including topical or systemic antibiotics, prescription strength retenoid products, and even acutane may be required to gain effective control. Using some degree of exfoliation is sometimes a crucial part of the treatment. Excellent exfoliation can be achieved using a variety of chemical peels (Skin Medica - vitalize peels, Salicylic acid peels, Jessner Peels, or Neostrata peels). In between peels, good daily exfoliation can be achieved with selected Skin Medica, Obagi, or Neostrata products. 

NeoStrata Chemical Peels Ashburn Dermatologist, Loudoun Dermatology

Reveal younger skin in weeks. Cosmetic peels will enhance your appearance and self-confidence. Chemical peels may also remove pre- cancerous skin growths, soften acne facial scars, and even control acne.

Chemical peels are most commonly performed using alpha hydroxyacids. These are naturally occurring acids found in fruits and other foods. Alpha hydroxyacids have proven to be effective in treating dry skin, acne, liver or sun spots, diminishing fine facial wrinkles, decreasing pore size, and improving skin texture. Light peels are usually performed in a series of six to eight peels, each peel four to six weeks apart. This type of peel leaves the skin with a red glow that only lasts for a day or so

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