Acne Treatment Options

Do you want to wake up to clearer skin? Dermatologists provide advanced forms of treatment to patients with acne that are unresponsive acneto over-the-counter methods. Newton Wellesley Dermatology Associates, P.C. in Wellesley Hills, MA offers acne treatments that can provide the relief you are looking for. Read on to learn about the top acne treatments.

Benzoyl Peroxide

Benzoyl peroxide is the world's most frequently prescribed acne treatment. Benzoyl peroxide is an antibacterial agent that kills the bacteria that cause breakouts. As an added plus, it helps dry up existing blemishes. Benzoyl peroxide is a powerful ingredient that is effective against all kinds of acne lesions (whiteheads, blackheads and pimples).


Oral or topical antibiotics may be prescribed by your Wellesley Hills dermatologist for the treatment of acne. Antibiotics are extremely effective in treating acne. Antibiotics work by killing excess skin bacteria and reducing redness.


Tretinoin gel, cream or solution is a drug prescribed to treat acne. Tretinoin clears your skin from within. It unclogs pores and promotes peeling of affected skin areas. Tretinoin decreases the number and severity of acne pimples and promotes quick healing of pimples that do develop.


Extraction is a type of acne treatment procedure that is done in a dermatologist's office to get rid of whiteheads and blackheads. Extraction is when whiteheads or blackheads are extracted using a blade and an instrument, such as a comedone extractor.

Whether you're in your 20s or 50s, these acne treatments will help you keep blemishes under control, leaving you with clear, radiant skin. Get clearer skin starting now! Call Newton Wellesley Dermatology Associates, P.C. in Wellesley Hills, MA at (781) 237-3500 today to schedule an appointment. We will help you get rid of acne for good.