Acne is usually an associated misfortune of adolescence, but for some people skin blemishes occur well into adult life. Although not life-threatening, acne can leave lifelong emotional and physical scars, causing embarrassment and self-consciousness. Approximately 90% of all adolescents and 25% of all adults experience acne at some point in their lives.
Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to treat. Traditional therapies (topical and oral antibiotics, vitamin A derivatives, and birth control pills) have a variety of side effects and sometimes require months to work. Some prescription creams and lotions can cause redness and irritation. Oral antibiotics can cause stomach upset, light sensitivity and yeast infections in women. Further, studies indicate that about 40% of skin bacteria have become resistant to antibiotics, making them a doubtful ally in the fight against skin breakouts.
Thankfully, Silhouette now has two NEW options available for the treatment of acne: