Although acne is a thought to predominantly be a disorder of adolescents, it may affect all age groups. Treating early is the key to success to avoid abnormal pigmentation and scarring that can occur. Sometimes acne becomes severe quickly, other times it seems to never quite go away. Treatments for acne may consist of changes to makeup or other products, lifestyle and eating habits, medical-grade skincare, prescription topical treatments, various oral medications, microdermabrasion, light-based therapies such as intense pulsed light acne clearance treatments, customized chemical peels, and or other more intensive treatments. Once your initial evaluation is completed, treatments are customized for you and followed to review your response.
Acne may require different types of medical therapy management in conjunction with the medical-grade skincare line she prescribes. Topical treatments may be required for the duration of this condition. This may include both prescription and non-prescription formulas. Additional systemic treatments may be needed, such as oral antibiotics, hormonal oral medications, and for more resistant or severe cases, such as cystic or scarring acne, oral isotretinoin treatment.
Dr. Twigg does participate in the iPledge program, a strict program for patients that have failed other acne treatments, severe acne, cystic acne, or scarring acne. The use of oral isotretinoin is strictly monitored and requires monthly appointments throughout the course of treatment and even after treatment is completed. Dr. Twigg also monitors you after completion for several months, as some do require retreatment. Labs are required before and during treatment. These may be used in combination with other treatments to get you the best results.