Are chemical peels recommended to treat chronic acne problems?

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Question:  I am in my mid 20s and still have raging acne.  No wash or prescription has been able to quell my blemishes.  Are chemical peels recommended to treat chronic acne problems?

 Answer:  Yes, chemical peels can certainly be one treatment option in a combination approach towards chronic acne.  I do not personally feel that chemical peels are going to rid you of your chronic acne problem but they certainly can help when in combination with prescription-strength medications.  I would highly recommend a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist to see if you are a candidate for Accutane as, if you have already failed other various prescription-strength treatment options, this may be a good option for your particular acne.  Accutane is an extremely aggressive approach towards acne but is also extremely effective.  Certainly, once your acne is under better control, regular chemical peels can be a good approach towards future prevention of the recurrence of acne.

If you end up with acne scarring from your former active acne, there are various treatment modalities available at Quintessa Medical Spa that can do a wonderful job of minimizing the appearance of these undesirable facial scars.  Ultimately, I would start with a comprehensive consultation at Quintessa Medical Spa and, if we feel the need, we will be happy to refer you to a board-certified dermatologist in order to get your acne under control.

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