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When it comes to getting rid of unsightly blemishes knowing which treatments work - and which don't - can make all the difference.
If you are dealing with a cystic pimple, these might require a visit to a dermatologist for a steroid shot or if the spot is smaller, these can be dealt with using an over-the-counter lotion, said Australian skin specialist Dr Natasha Cook.
Sort - Treatment - Easier - Beauticate - Specialist
To make choosing the right sort of treatment easier, Beauticate has consulted with the specialist to create a list of four treatment methods from injections and electricity to at home patches and ointments.
This form of treatment, only offered by Dr Natasha in her clinic, is ideal if you need to treat cystic breakouts or stubborn spots.
Skincare - Specialist - Dose - Corticosteroids - Solution
Here, the skincare specialist will inject a small dose of corticosteroids combined with a saline solution using a very small needle just under the surface of the skin.
A local anaesthetic will be added in order to minimise the pain.
Cuts - Inflammation - Hours - Improvement - Dr
'It cuts down the inflammation and within 24-48 hours you'll see a significant improvement,' said Dr Natasha told the publication.
Those dealing with breakouts where an injectable treatment (consultations start at $250 with more for the injection itself) may not be an option, Dr Natasha's Concentrated Spot Destroyer, priced at $69, can be used to treat problem areas.
Spot - Dots
2. Spot dots
If you are dealing with a breakout that's only just occurred this can be addressed with a pimple patch or spot dot.
Patches - Material - Hydrocolloid
These are small, translucent, fast-acting patches that are made from a gel-like material known as hydrocolloid.
Hydrocolloid is a type of dressing that also...
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