Acne Treatment Fallon NV

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Albregts, Anthony MD - Capitol Urology
(775) 423-6273
801 E Williams Ave, #1101
Fallon, NV
Keith M Gross, MD
(775) 423-3626
Fallon, NV
Anthony E Albregts
(775) 323-2135
640 W Moana Ln
Reno, NV

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Martin Salm, MD
(775) 588-5000
PO Box 5910
Stateline, NV
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1982

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Volshteyn, Boris MD, MS - Volshteyn, Boris MD, MS - Sierra Plastic Surgery LLC
(775) 284-0911
9436 Double R Blvd
Reno, NV
Fallon Dermatology
(775) 423-3626
1055 South Taylor Street
Fallon, NV
Robert Strimling, MD
(702) 243-6400
10105 Banburry Cross Drive
Las Vegas, NV
Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute
Dermatology, MOHS Skin Cancer Surgery Cosmetic Laser Surgery
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most, including MedicareAetna, Beech Street, Blue Cross / Blue Shield, Capp Care, Cigna, Sierra / United Health, Universal Healthamong othersCall us if your insurance is not listed
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Summerlin Hospital
Residency Training: Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Medical School: University of Miami, FL, 1990
Additional Information
Member Organizations: Clark County Medical Society, NV State Medical Society, American Academy of Dermatology and others in past
Awards: Many - Phi Beta Kappa, AOA (Medical School Honor Society)
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Dr.James Del Rosso
(702) 436-1001
4488 South Pecos Road
Las Vegas, NV
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Handler, Lionel J MD - Strimling Institute of Derm
(702) 293-0393
999 Adams Blvd, #104
Boulder City, NV
Strimling, Robert B MD - Strimling Institute of Derm
(702) 243-6400
3150 N Tenaya Way, #350
Las Vegas, NV
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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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