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Acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S. and has hit epidemic proportions with more than 60 million suffering from acne breakouts. Since some sources state that clogged pores makeup up more than 25% of all visits to the dermatologist, I wanted to start with a question many ask, “Do Antibiotics Clear Acne?”
Before I go any further, let me just say Dermatologists are amazing! They are extremely skilled and very much needed. In fact, I go every year to have my moles checked – you should too. They have also helped family members and friends immensely when early detection of basal cell carcinoma (the most common form of skin cancer and also the most treatable) was key.
However, sadly, when it comes to acne, the most common method to treat it, for many dermatologists, is writing a prescription for antibiotics. According to PubMed, an Increase of antibiotics and their duration have increased.
Yet, in a study of women over the age of 25 with persistent AV [acne vulgaris], approximately 82 percent failed therapy with multiple courses of antibiotics.
Even though antibiotics can sometimes kill the bacteria temporarily it usually comes back because other contributing factors of acne have not been addressed. It can’t tell what is good bacteria and what’s bad, so it wipes out both leaving your gut weakened due to an imbalance in flora. This can lead to other issues like poor digestion, leaky gut, and Candida.
Resistance to common infections becomes more difficult and should you need help with something serious like staph or MRSA, your options will be limited. Furthermore, antibiotics do nothing to stop Retention Hyperkeratosis, the overproduction of skin cells within the pore that is seen in acne sufferers.
Needing Help for Acne?
Let’s face it dealing with acne is confusing, frustrating, and very stressful. Many reach out to dermatologist expecting to finally get clear. When that doesn’t happen, they feel hopeless and doomed. As a Certified Acne Specialist at Bella Grace Home Spa, I offer a comprehensive program for your specific type of acne without the use of medication. There can be many contributors to your acne and all pieces of the puzzle must be addressed to not only get clear but stay clear. The road to real results is just a click away! Click here to schedule your acne consult and first treatment.