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Case Studies In Hormonal Acne Management

By: Laura Cooksey
Posted: April 1, 2014, from the April 2014 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
Case Studies In Hormonal Acne Management

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Evening: Cleansing gel; moisturizing toner; 8% mandelic serum; 5% BPO gel

Treatment: weeks 7–8.

The skin was still inflamed and hadn’t changed much. I provided a hand-held LED device for the client to use on the skin each night after cleansing—three minutes on each area right on the skin—to assist in bringing down the inflammation. The treatment was a mild 5% TCA/mandelic/lactic peel—two layers.

Home care regimen.

Morning: Same as last week.

Evening: Cleansing gel; LED therapy; moisturizing toner; 8% mandelic serum; 5% BPO gel; 5% BPO gel with 3% sulfur to spot-treat cysts

Treatment: weeks 9–10.

The skin was still inflamed and getting dehydrated from the strong home-care regimen. The client’s physician put her on estradiol for one month. Her treatment was an enzyme and steam, because of skin dehydration.

Home care regimen.

Morning and evening: Same as last week.