All breakouts are frustrating no matter your age and, sadly, waking up to a monster zit doesn’t get any easier in your adult life. (There’s something particularly annoying about hormonal breakouts that pop up on your cheeks, chin and jawline.) At times, it probably seems like you’ve spent your whole life figuring out how to treat acne. And while diet, natural remedies and fancy formulas can be helpful in keeping your skin in the clear, even those efforts can be fruitless at times.
That’s when you know it’s time to consult with the pros. Skilled dermatologists all have their arsenal of solutions they keep up on hand for desperate cases. We tapped top derms and got their tips on how to treat the most stubborn acne. From super-effective topicals to in-case-of-emergency cortisone shots, these are the medical-grade solutions the pros swear by (and you should, too). Okay, let’s clear things up.
Lasers or blue-light therapy treatments are typically recommended to speed up the healing of scars and pigmentation since they are known to resurface the skin and unclogged the pores. Dr. Jeremy Brauer prefers the Clear + Brilliant laser treatment "because it’s a well-tolerated laser resurfacing treatment for fine lines and pigmentation with minimal downtime, no peeling or prolong redness, and leaves the skin even-toned and cleared.”