Medical Doctors have been prescribing Accutane to help Acne Prone patients resolve their skin issues, however, were the patients clearly educated about the horrible side-effects of Accutane?
Accutane has a number of very severe side effects. Several of these side effects are even considered life threatening and common enough that the FDA requires the drug to carry a “Black Box Label” for them.
Severe Accutane side effects range from chronic bowel disorders; like Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Chron’s Disease, and Ulcerative Colitis, suicidal tendencies, and even birth defects. Most of these side effects are chronic and remain even after the patient stops taking the drug.
Possible side effects include:
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Severe depression
- Suicidal thoughts or actions
- Birth defects
- Liver damage (characterized by loss of appetite, weight loss, nausea and yellowing of the skin or eyes)
- Allergic reactions
- Thinning of the hair or hair loss
- Brittle nails
- Increased sensitivity to sunlight
- Changes in menstruation such as an irregular or heavy period
- Severe dryness of the skin, particularly on the lips, genitals or nose
- Thinning of the skin
- Unusual bruising, bleeding or slow-healing cuts
- Flare-ups of acne
- Muscle pain
- Skin conditions and infections such as impetigo, paronychia or pyogenic granuloma
So, again, how far would you go to have Acne Free Skin? Want to know what Second Skin Medspa can do for you to help clear your skin of Acne?
At Second Skin Medspa we use a combination of therapies that will help clear your skin without the horrible side-effects of Accutane.
Similar to microdermabrasion, The SilkPeel Dermalinfusion System combines non-invasive exfoliation with deep delivery of patient-specific solutions directly to the skin without the use of crystal or other chemical exfoliants. The procedure is non-invasive and even soothing; delivering the results you want without harsh chemicals or uncomfortable treatments!
SilkPeel can dramatically improve acne by multiple means, each addressing a specific cause and combining to bring amazing outcomes. SilkPeel acts as a “clean and safe superficial mechanical abrader”, exfoliating the Hyperkeratinization (accumulation of the dead skin cells on top layer of the dermis). Simultaneously, it infuses a clarifying solution containing salicylic acid, which acts on the bacteria while also aiding in the exfoliation.
Chemical peels are extraordinary treatments that can help repair a variety of skin problems and improve the overall look and feel of your skin. Depending on your needs, Second Skin offers an array of medical chemical grade peels ranging from the “lunch time peel” with no downtime to a deeper peelings with minimal downtime varying on your personal skin requirements and goals. Chemical peels exfoliate the outer layers of dead skin, revealing a new skin layer with improved tone, texture and color. The stronger the peel, the deeper it penetrates into the skin for maximum cell renewal and collagen synthesis. Immediately after the first treatment, your skin will feel softer and smoother. This chemical peel is successfully used on the face, neck, hands and chest. Chemical peels work on acne prone skin by removing the top, dead layer of the skin allowing for the unclogging of pores and entrance of oxygen into the skin – which kills off the acne causing bacteria.
At Second Skin we strive to educate each client based on their skin care knowledge. Educating our clients about their own skin increases and promotes good skin care practices. Good skin care doesn’t start and end in our clinic; skin must be maintained daily in order to see optimal results.
We encourage you to talk with one of our skin care specialists before ever going on Accutane to resolve your Acne Prone skin care issues…
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