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Acne - Other Treatment

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) and other light and laser-based therapies are being used to treat acne. These include the use of blue light, red light, intense pulsed light (IPL), and infrared or pulsed dye lasers. Sometimes these therapies are used along with medicines, but they may also help people who cannot be treated with medicines.

Treatments like dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, and laser skin resurfacing can also help. They can make acne scars less noticeable. Dermal fillers also work well for some types of acne scars.

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Alternative Treatments for Acne

Often people with acne turn to complementary or alternative treatments. These may include gels, creams, and lotions; dietary supplements and herbs; and special dietary routines. Many people swear by alternative acne treatments. But the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) that "all-natural supplements" have not been shown to be effective, and some may even be harmful. For example, the group cites an over-the-counter (OTC) acne supplement that contained more than 200 times the amount of selenium...

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Your doctor may suggest other types of therapies to treat acne or acne scars.

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Last Updated: March 17, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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