If, despite your best efforts to control oil production, your skin is still feeling greasy, there are dermatological treatments that can help. Speak to your General Practitioner for a referral to see a dermatologist for assessment of your skin and a plan to reduce your skins oil production.
Topical retinoid treatments for Oily Skin
Medically prescribed creams may also improve the oiliness of the skin. This simple solution is effective in 20-30% of patients, however the effects are temporary. These creams are designed to treat acne, and can have effects on the oil or sebaceous glands. A combination of retinoid creams works best.
Hormonal Treatments for Oily skin
In female patients, the production of oil is driven by certain hormones known as androgens. An oral contraceptive pills containing an anti-androgen such as Diane, Estelle, Yaz or Yasmin may be effective.
Other anti-androgens include Spironolactone or Cyperterone Acetate in higher concentrations.
Chemical Peels for Oily skin
Gentle chemical peels such as AHA/ Glycolic acid peels may temporarily reduce the look of oily skin and regulate the moisture content of the skin. Dermatologist often combine the use of AHA with topical retinoids for superior results.
Roaccutane/ Oratane treatments for Oily skin
This form of treatment gives the most convenient and predictable results for oily skin. Roaccuatane has both immediate and long term results, and in many patients offers a permanent solution for Oily skin. In many cases, only ultra low doses of Roaccutane are required to control oil production.
Roaccutane/ Oratane is a Specialist Dermatologist regulated prescription medication.
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