Acne Treatment Casa Grande AZ

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Jayshri Gamoth
(520) 421-7100
301 E Cottonwood Ln
Casa Grande, AZ
Specialty
Dermatology

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Dupont, Jason, Md - West Dermatology Of Arizona
(520) 421-7100
301 E Cottonwood Ln Ste 1
Casa Grande, AZ

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Ironwood Dermatology
(520) 230-7124
1735 E Skyline Dr
Tucson, AZ
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Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acne Treatment, Age Spot Reduction, Allergic Skin Reaction, Anti-aging Facial Treatments, Birthmarks, Chemical Peels, Cyst Removal , Dermatitis, Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Eczema treatments, Endovenous Laser Therapy, Facial Rejuvenation, Hair Restoration, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Lip Augmentation, Liposuction, Mole Removal, Non-Surgical Face Lift, Pediatric Dermatology, Psoriasis, Scar Revision, Skin Cancer Surgery, Sun Damage Repair, Vein Therapy, Vitiligo Treatment, Wart

Carl Frederick Bigler, MD
(928) 774-5074
3700 W Highway 89a
Sedona, AZ
Specialties
Dermatology, Dermatopathology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Flagstaff Med Ctr, Flagstaff, Az
Group Practice: Northern Arizona Dermatology

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Lorna Jean Fredrikson, MD
(480) 991-3203
10599 N Tatum Blvd Ste F153
Paradise Valley, AZ
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: Scottsdale Healthcare -Osborn, Scottsdale, Az; Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, Az
Group Practice: Lovett & Lovett Dermatology

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Mt Moriah Medical Clinic
(520) 426-1034
1828 E Florence Blvd Ste 111
Casa Grande, AZ

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Richard G Bottiglione, MD
(602) 971-0268
4045 E Bell Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Business
Alliance Dermatology
Specialties
Dermatology

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James W Groff
(623) 584-2127
14506 W Granite Valley Dr
Sun City West, AZ
Specialty
Dermatology

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Susan R Pardee, MD
(480) 821-1007
312 N Alma School Rd Ste 5
Chandler, AZ
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Chandler Reg Hosp, Chandler, Az; Tempe St Lukes Hosp, Tempe, Az
Group Practice: Chandler Dermatology

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William H Leyva, MD
(520) 792-1450
3601 S 6th Ave
Tucson, AZ
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1983

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Suggestions for Acne Treatment?

Q. Do you have any suggestions for the treatment of acne? -Karen

Q. Do you have any suggestions for the treatment of acne? I’ve been researching accutane but am looking for a safer solution. Thank you, Karen

Hi Karen,

Acne is a common problem for many which occurs when oil and sebaceous glands that produce sebum to lubricate the skin get clogged by skin cells. The obstructed gland swells with excess sebum and becomes inflamed and sometimes infected. This results in a variety of appearances from whiteheads, blackheads, papules and pustules, to cysts that are large inflamed pus filled lesions that leave scars. 

The cause of this increase in sebum production is not really known but it’s thought that hormones play a role. For women, the week before menses is a common time of occurrence. High testosterone levels, especially in people who abuse exogenous testosterone, is known to correlate with acne. The use of hair and face products such as make-up that contains vegetable or animal oils will certainly contribute to blocking the oil glands. Medications linked to an increased occurrence of acne include: corticosteroids, androgens, birth control pills, lithium, halogens, isoniazid, phenytoin, and phenobarbitol.

Treatment options begin with the basics, which you have likely already addressed such as keeping the skin free of oils, washing with soap to reduce bacterial counts, and over the counter use of benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

Your doctor will likely recommend antibiotics such as clindamycin or erythromycin to kill bacteria in an attempt to reduce inflammation. If you choose this approach I would recommend the topical varieties so that you avoid a systemic exposure. Antibiotics will kill bacteria in your bowel that are important for immune system to work effectively. Other options like retinoids (Retin-A) are medications derived from vitamin A and work by unclogging pores and reducing inflammation but can cause significant side effects such as peeling, redness and photosensitivity (sun burn).

Accutane is another well known acne treatment but we are not sure exactly how it works. Has great potential to cause birth defects in women.

Food and acne is always a popular discussion but from a scientific aspect there is no evidence that food effects acne, not even chocolate. The one possible exception would be that if you have a food allergy then this can upset your delicate immune balance and play some role. Many people have IgG food sensitivities and are completely unaware. If you have any symptoms such as joint pain, headache, rash, gas, bloating, congestion, cough after eating a particular food then you may have an allergy to that food and should get further evaluation which can be done through a simple blood test. Look at Alletess or Immuno Lab online for more information.

Natural therapies that offer hope:
Zinc has been shown in studies to reduce the effects of acne. Be careful not to take too much as zinc excess can...

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