Depending on the type, severity, and treatment history of your acne, your Cypress Dermatology board-certified dermatologist will select the therapy or therapies that will clear your acne safely and effectively. Acne is one of the most common skin diseases that our dermatologists treat every single day and we are very skilled at it!
Effective acne therapy can vary widely. Some patients may have mild acne requiring prescription or OTC washes or topicals alone, others may need a combination of products, prescription medications, and in-office treatments. The most severe cases often require isotretinoin, or Accutane, our strongest and most effective treatment for severe recalcitrant acne. Many acne patients and parents have trepidation over starting themselves or their child on isotretinoin, yet many of these concerns can be alleviated with appropriate education and reassurance. Dermatologists have been prescribing isotretinoin safely for almost 40 years and have more experience than anyone else in making sure a treatment course goes smoothly and leads to beautiful, clear, acne-free skin. A majority of patients who complete a full course of isotretinoin at Cypress Dermatology will never struggle with severe acne again. And even for the most difficult-to-treat acne cases that require multiple course of isotretinoin can be effectively managed and achieve clear skin in the long-term with the help of one of our experienced dermatologists.