Dealing with skin bumps, pesky pimples, and severe acne can be frustrating, especially if you don’t know where to ask for help.
But the real question is, should you go to a dermatologist when you need to treat acne, or is a medical aesthetician a better choice? We’ve prepared this article to share why a licensed esthetician might be a better choice for hormonal acne treatment.
What is Hormonal Acne?
Hormonal acne is seen mainly in teenage girls and adult women, that frequently emerges during their menstrual cycle. For teenage boys it is when they hit puberty. In men, it can be hereditary and in the form of pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and painful cysts around the face, neck, chest, back, or shoulders.
Hormonal fluctuations happen, and high levels of hormones stimulate your oil glands which causes breakouts.
What Causes Hormonal Acne?
Hormonal acne usually starts when hormonal changes influence excessive oil production on the skin. The oil then attracts bacteria to stick to your skin’s pores where hair follicles grow, which clogs the pores and causes stubborn acne.
Clogged pores are the result of:
- Excess sebum production (substance created from the sebaceous glands)
- Dead skin cells.
- Excessive use of scrubs.
How Can a Dermatologist Help in Treating Acne
A board-certified dermatologist spends a decade studying hair, nails and skin diseases. When you go to a dermatologist’s office for hormonal therapy, they can prescribe topical or oral prescriptions to treat severe skin conditions like skin cancer.
Various studies from a certain dermatology association have examined the effectiveness of oral contraceptive pills in removing acne. It is usually composed of Ethinyl estradiol plus norethindrone acetate to alter the activity of other hormones that can trigger acne in women.
Treatments for acne nodules, cystic acne and others have been reported to be successful using the birth control pill.
Meanwhile, taking spironolactone is advised for patients who don’t want birth control.
Hormonal acne can be treated effectively by taking low doses of these oral contraceptives, initially created to treat elderly women with high blood pressure. It disables the androgen receptors in the skin that causes break out.
The hormonal treatments intend to suppress symptoms rather than scrutinizing the underlying factors that other treatments can’t address.
How Medical Aestheticians Treat Hormonal Acne
A medical Aesthetician cannot prescribe medication but the advantage of working with a Medical Aesthetician is they work with a physician who can prescribe medicine, as needed. Medical aestheticians examine your skin condition and investigate further the tiny details in your lifestyle that affects your skin’s medical condition.
They can lend professional advice on your skin care routine, the appropriate skin care products, and the non-invasive procedures for healthy women.
Recommends a Skin care Regimen
From the information gathered, they will create a treatment plan that addresses your needs. They can turn hormonal therapies into a gradual way to reprogram your life and fix your skin problems from within.
If you’re pregnant, they will recommend avoiding products with isotretinoin, topical retinoids, and salicylic acid.
Shares the Best Skincare Products
They can help you get rid of new acne by telling you the right products to use.
A good Medical aesthetician is educated on the ingredients that can reduce and eliminate acne. They know if you’re applying beauty products on your skin daily, or if you change it after a few weeks.
They will recommend products to prevent chemicals from clogging your pores or prevent complications brought by sun damage.
Removing acne vulgaris requires regular maintenance. Medical aestheticians can help you slowly achieve blemish-free skin with facial treatments and non-invasive procedures.
After all, dermatologists and medical aestheticians work together as a healthcare provider for your skin’s needs. If you face serious problems, consult a dermatologist, but if you are in for more intimate and personal treatments, then go to a medical aesthetician.
As a seasoned medical aesthetician, Lisa Rux can help you eliminate hormonal acne and other skin problems with long-lasting results. Schedule an appointment and show your flawless skin to the world.