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How do they treat acne these days?
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by Perfect Skin, Jordan Middle School,
on Jun 25, 2008
My son is 12 and getting acne. Unfortunately, he has his dad's skin. His dad took accutane because his acne was so bad so I am bracing myself for an onslaught. How are they treating acne these days? We went to one derm who put him on two Rxs: Differin gel and Duac (benzoyl peroxide). Is there anything better or maybe he will have such a bad case that nothing will work...
How about Zeno (FDA approved), the $150 gadget which zaps heat into the zit to kill acne bacteria?
Or Isolaz (FDA approved), the lasering of the skin which over repeat sessions (of $500) causes sebaceous glands to shrink, thus reduced oil production and "tighter, cleaner pores".
Anyone know of any miracle cures or good cosmetic derm?
Also, what kind of sunscreen can he use that doesn't clog pores?
Thank you in advance.