Acne Treatments Online

By board certified, American trained primary care physicians.

Diagnose and Treat Your Acne Online

Acne is a common skin disease that causes pimples and zits. It is among the most common skin problems in the United States, affecting over 50 million people. The term acne can be used to describe a variety of blemishes on the skin ranging in size from very small blackheads, to red bumps, to large cystic lesions, which can be painful and leave scars. Acne can be found all over the body, but is most common on places like the face and back.
Acne is not only unappealing to look at, but it can also cause pain and discomfort. If you suffer from this problem, you will find we offer acne treatment online. Rather than trying to find a store-bought product that actually works, let our team of doctors help you find a real solution to your acne issue.


Negative Effects of Acne

Many people who suffer from acne experienced decreased self-esteem and self-image. Some people struggle with acne for a few short years while they’re teenagers, while for others, it is a lifelong dilemma. It can be an ongoing, emotionally debilitating problem that does not discriminate between gender or race.
As a person ages, issues with acne can become worse. Adults who struggle with this problem often find it difficult to engage in social situations and may even have less success at work, simply because of their issues with self-confidence. We can help. We offer the online medical treatment you can rely on and have confidence it will work. This is better than what is offered by any over-the-counter product.


online acne consultationHow Does Acne Occur?

Your skin is full of pores, tiny openings that produce oil. When too much oil, dead skin, or bacteria get into your pores, it causes them to clog, causing what we know as acne. Often, acne occurs when people are experiencing hormonal changes because it causes their skin to produce more oil. This is why many teenagers as well as menstruating women have breakouts of acne. However, some people have a hereditary disposition towards acne-prone skin.
Although acne is not life-threatening, it can be uncomfortable, sometimes painful, and cause a reduced level of confidence.
Acne comes in several varieties that appear as the following:

  • Blackheads: Appear on the surface of the skin where oil and particles that are clogging the pore turn a brownish-black color at the ends.
  • Whiteheads: Appear on the surface of the skin where oil and particles that are clogging the pore turn a white color at the end.
  • Papules: Small, red bumps that are usually slightly raised from the skin.
  • Pustules: Small, red bumps on the skin, often slightly raised, that have white pus at their tips.
  • Nodules: Painful lumps underneath the surface of the skin
  • Cystic lesions: Painful infected lumps underneath the surface of the skin that are filled with pus and oftentimes worse in nature than nodules.

Treatments for acne range from at-home remedies to prescription medicines. The severity of your acne is what determines which treatment will be most effective. If at-home remedies are not working, you should consult a physician to see what other options are available. Usually, treatments will involve some sort of a face wash and moisturizer regimen, a topical ointment, an oral medication, or a combination.

How Our Doctors Can Help

When it comes to acne, there are situations when it can seem hopeless. You get rid of one breakout just to have to face another one. This is when you need to contact us for acne treatment online. We are ready to provide you with the medical service and treatment you need. You don’t have to wait to get assistance from your doctor or pay the huge fees that go along with seeing a dermatologist. With our services, you can get the acne treatment you need, when you need it.
Early diagnosis and treatment for acne is always a good idea because some of the more severe types of acne can leave unsightly scars on your skin that can be avoided with prevention and early treatment. If you are experiencing signs of acne, speak with one of our doctors online now for recommended treatment and any necessary prescriptions. Our online services will help ensure the highest quality treatments are provided and you get the services you need.

How Does Online Acne Treatment Work?

A large, obvious pimple can affect your social life, confidence, mental health, and overall well-being. There are proven solutions and pimple treatments that can help alleviate your acne problems. Unfortunately, many patients feel self-conscious about booking an appointment with a doctor in person.

An online consultation or online appointment with a doctor from WebDoctors gives acne sufferers a chance to discuss their particular problems in the comfort of their own homes. An online appointment can be booked at any time convenient for the patient. These acne appointments can be done via mobile phone, tablet, laptop, or home computer.

What To Expect During an Online Acne Consultation

The online acne treatment will start with the doctor assessing the severity of your acne. The doctor will then ask questions about your daily habits. To provide the best possible acne consultation, the doctor will need to understand more about what you eat, if and when you exercise, how often you wash your face, if you are on any over-the-counter (OTC) acne meds, and how long you’ve been taking these OTC meds.

Even though your acne appointment takes place online, the doctor will see your skin tone and the type of acne you currently have. They can easily determine the acne you suffer from and present a treatment that could include a combination of new OTC acne meds, changes in habits, and adjustments to your diet.

Given that acne can include nodules, small cysts, papules, blackheads, whiteheads, and pustules – among other types of acne blemishes – your doctor will focus their consultation on providing you personalized service at all times.

We Prescribe Acne Medication

Much like our poison ivy treatment services, your doctor may decide that your OTC acne meds aren’t sufficient to solve your problem. As such, they may decide to provide you with an acne prescription. The acne prescription will be stronger than the OTC acne meds you’ve been taking. A pimple prescription or medication prescribed by your doctor will help your acne by reducing the amount of oil your body produces or by addressing any bacteria or bacterial infection that may be causing your acne.

During your online acne treatment, the doctor will also guide how to use the prescription and what the typical side effects may be. Ignoring prescription side effects can potentially cause more serious problems, so take notes if needed.

Tips To Prevent Acne

During your online treatment, your doctor will provide tips,  behaviors, and habits that can help you prevent your acne from getting worse or help alleviate your acne entirely. Here is a bullet list of some of the suggestions your doctor may provide during your online treatment and consultation.

  • Regularly Washing Your Face: Propionibacterium is a common bacterium that causes acne once it becomes sebum. Think of sebum as the natural oil your face or body produces. Regularly washing your face helps to remove this oil in addition to dirt that may get lodged and block your pores, forcing acne to form.
  • Changes in Your Diet: During your online consultation, your doctor may ask you to make some minor changes in your diet. Foods rich in sugar and carbohydrates have proven to increase oil production. Your doctor may have you cut out certain foods high in sugar and carbs to reduce the amount of oil your body produces.
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  • Using a Cleanser Prescription or OTC Cleanser: Your doctor may also decide to provide you with a prescription for a special cleanser to use. Acne forms when your pores are clogged. Oil, sebum, dirt, dust, and dead skin cells can all be causes of clogged pores. Given that certain OTC soaps have a high pH level that can dry out your skin, a milder cleanser can help unclog your pores by removing this dirt oil and build-up of makeup and other cosmetics.
  • Using Less Makeup and Cosmetics: Makeup and other cosmetics can clog your pores, allowing acne to form. An OTC mild cleanser will help remove some of the build-up of dirt, but you may need to reduce how often you wear makeup or, at the very least, adopt a different process to ensure you properly remove that makeup at the end of the day.
  • Drinking Water: When you are dehydrated, your body responds by creating more sebum. Regularly drinking water and staying hydrated helps to reduce the amount of oil your skin’s glands produce. If you do have a pimple, avoid popping it or touching it as it can be inflamed or made worse with additional dirt from your hands.