Acne Treatment in South Delhi
The Skin Centre is located in South extension, New Delhi. We offer the full range of Dermatology and Cosmetology services in the clinic. We have been providing high quality care for the past 10 years and hence have achieved the reputation of being one of the best acne treatment in South Delhi.
General Skincare for people with acne
Many people with acne feel they need to wash their face several times a day. Studies show that washing the face several times strips the skin of the protective oil bearing layer and can actually increase rashes. It is recommended that you should be gentle with your facewash and use a facewash only 2-3 times a day even if you have acne prone skin.
In addition, I recommend using a gel based sunscreen during the day to prevent the acne from leaving black marks on the skin.
Many people believe that people with acne prone skin should not use a moisturiser as the skin is already oily. However most people with acne will need a light gel based or lotion based moisturiser to keep their skin supple and soft.
Medicated Creams for treatment of acne
Most people with acne will need some medicated creams. The creams often contain benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, adapalene or tretinoin. These creams are preventative in nature and need to be used all over the face preferably at night. In addition to this, we may add an antibiotic cream containing clindamycin or azithromycin. These antibiotic creams can be used during the day on active pimples.
Tablets used in acne treatment
In addition to medicated ointments, we may need to put you on tablets for treatment of acne. This is particularly true if you have a tendency to scar. The tablets fall into 3 main categories
- Antibiotics: Antibiotics like azithromycin, minocycline or lymecycline are commonly used. They may be used for 3-6 months. They are quite effective in treating pimples and can give significant relief.
- Hormones: The combined oral contraceptive pill may be used for treatment of acne. This is a great option if you are also looking for contraception. The aim of effective contraception and acne treatment can be met with a single medication. This however needs regular medical supervision and some health checks on a regular basis.
- Isotretinoin Tablets: This is an extremely popular treatment for acne. This derivative of vitamin A works on the oily glands and makes them shrink in size. It tends to cause dryness of the skin and lips. This also needs to be used only under expert medical guidance. This medication can cause damage to an unborn baby and hence it needs to be avoided if you are planning a pregnancy. Also, you need to use effective contraception while on this medication.
Supplements used in acne treatment
Acne can be associated with hormonal imbalance called polycystic ovary disease. This can be diagnosed through blood tests or ultrasound (recommended by your doctor if there is suspicion). Certain supplements may help in control of the hormonal imbalance and are often used in people with acne.
Zinc deficiency is known to cause an aggravation of pimples. This micronutrient deficiency is quite common and I often put people on zinc supplements and have seen good responses. This has to be in combination with other medications for acne.
What makes us the Best acne treatment in South Delhi
We have several years of experience. We follow scientific practices. Most of our patients have been treated with only medicated ointments or tablets. We initiate treatments like peels or LASERs only if absolutely mandatory. With our happy patient base, we do believe we are the best acne treatment centre in south Delhi.