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Oral Antibiotics Therapies

Oral Antibiotics for Acne

Oral antibiotics have been used to treat acne since the 1950s. Acne, which is formed by a multitude of factors, including inflammation, excessive sebum production and bacterial growth, affects up to 95% of teenagers. Oral antibiotics can be an incredibly effective method of getting rid of acne for both adolescents and adults.

Who is a candidate for oral antibiotics?

For someone with acne to qualify as a good candidate for treatment using oral antibiotics, they need to have at least one of the following:
  • Moderate to severe inflammatory acne
  • Acne that has not responded to topical medication
  • Acne that might potentially cause scarring
  • Acne on the body

Oral Antibiotic Treatments

The first step in getting a prescription for an oral antibiotic for acne is visiting the dermatologist. One of our board-certified physicians will examine your skin and discuss your lifestyle to determine which oral antibiotic treatment is best for you. Prescription Oral Antibiotics for Acne Include:
  • Tetracyclines
  • Macrolides
  • Trimethoprim
  • Sulfamethoxazole
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Cephalosporins
In addition to treating acne systemically with oral antibiotics, it’s recommended to incorporate a good at-home skincare regimen along with these in-office procedures:
  • Blue Light Treatment
  • Chemical Peel
  • Isolaz Laser Therapy
  • Photodynamic Acne Therapy
Treat your acne as soon as possible for the best results and to decrease your chances of getting acne scars. Book an appointment today!

Schweiger Dermatology

110 East 55th Street
New York, NY 10022

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