How to Get Rid of Breakouts Under the Skin

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To get rid of breakouts under the skin, receive cortisone injections from a doctor, take prescription medicines or use Accutane. Discover the best procedure for getting rid of breakouts with help from a dermatologist in this free video on skin care.

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I'm Dr. Rosalyn George from Wilmington Dermatology Center in Wilmington, North Carolina. And, I'd like to give you some tips on how to get rid of breakouts underneath the skin. Breakouts under the skin occur when acne bumps rupture, and your body mounts an inflammatory response. Unfortunately, they can be really difficult to treat with topical medicines alone, and they can have a serious impact on self esteem, and it can lead to depression, and, and most importantly, can lead to scarring. The first thing that people do is they try to manipulate those cysts underneath the skin, which is absolutely the worst thing that you can do, because that's what leads to the scarring. So, do not manipulate them. If you do get a painful lump underneath the skin, seek help from a dermatologist. A dermatologist can inject those lumps with a little bit of cortisone, and they will resolve very, very quickly. That's kind of the joke with dermatologists, if somebody has a pimple before the prom, that's what we do, is we inject it. So, it does work really, really quickly. And unfortunately, because the topical medicines don't work very well, you really do need to seek a professional that can give you prescription medicines, because there are either oral antibiotics, which we do use with conjunction with topical medicines, then there are hormonal treatments, that basically block your hormonal control of your oil glands. So, if you can't produce as much oil, you can't produce as much acne. And then, the third medicine is one called Accutane, which is a serious medicine, but a very effective medicine, but really requires the counseling of a dermatologist. That was some basic information, but before you start any skin care program, or have any procedures, please consult with your dermatologist or skin care specialist.

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