Many teens and young adults suffer from different forms and severities of acne. Unfortunately, the “old school” philosophy of treating acne with topical and oral antibiotics and even Accutane is not always the best or even necessary for the child. Kids are too often diagnosed with “acne” and are prescribed some form of antibiotic or Accutane when simply addressing skin health and cleanliness may be all that is necessary to significantly improve their acne.
Here is what we will address in the consult. We will take a full medical and lifestyle history of the child. This goes beyond the medical part of the history by addressing skin health and daily routine. How does the patient clean his/her skin? Does the patient have any undiagnosed allergies or abnormal