Medical Treatment for Hormonal Acne & Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation
Acne is a common skin disease involving the oil-producing glands in the skin. About 85% of people ages 12 to 24 have acne, and one in five adult women suffer from hormonal acne.
Acne can be more than just pimples, it can look like blackheads, whiteheads, papules, cysts, and nodules. Acne can appear on the face, neck, back, chest, shoulders, upper arms and buttocks.
Since hormones stimulate the oil glands in the skin, acne outbreaks tend to happen around menstrual periods or during pregnancy. Hormonal acne can be difficult to treat, and may last years or decades if untreated.
Why seek treatment? Acne is more than skin deep, and the effects can persist after blemishes have cleared: it may leave permanent scarring and dark marks, there are often significant emotional effects for those who experience acne. Book an appointment for an assessment of your acne concerns and to initiate a customized treatment plan that's right for you.
Treatments for Acne
There are many treatment options to choose from, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution, as no two patients respond the same to a treatment. Your treatment will be customized to you, including prescription therapies, as well as recommendations for cleansing, sun-protection, and lifestyle measures to support your path to clear, healthy skin.
PRESCRIPTION TREATMENT OPTIONS:
Topical Creams & Ointments
Fees for medical skin health consultations are covered by OHIP. Prescriptions may be covered by private insurance plans.