Acne Treatments in Medellín

Find the best acne treatments in Medellin with MDE Care.

At MDE Care, our specialists are committed to treating acne through comprehensive evaluation and accurate diagnosis. Our focus is on performing an early assessment to offer various therapies that not only address acne, but also preserve skin health and prevent serious long-term complications. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive skin care to ensure effective and long-lasting results, thereby improving our patients’ quality of life.

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What are the causes of acne?

Acne can be caused by a variety of factors, including overproduction of sebum in the skin, clogged pores due to dead skin cells, bacterial proliferation in the hair follicles and inflammation. 

Other factors such as hormonal imbalances, genetics, stress, unhealthy diet and certain cosmetic products can also contribute to the development of acne.

Acne Treatments

Acne treatments vary according to severity and type, at MDE Care we have the technology and professionals to carry out the most convenient process for our patients.

Laser therapy

In this type of therapy, laser light is used to reduce inflammation and kill the bacteria that causes acne. It targets the sebaceous glands and reduces sebum production, helping to prevent future breakouts. The laser stimulates cell regeneration and collagen production, which improves the overall appearance of the skin and reduces the appearance of acne scars. Laser therapy is safe and relatively painless, and can be an effective option for those who do not respond to other conventional acne treatments.

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL)

This treatment uses pulses of intense light to fight acne-causing bacteria and reduce inflammation in the skin. This technique penetrates the deeper layers of the skin without damaging the outer layer, stimulating collagen production and reducing the appearance of scars. IPL can also help improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of dark spots caused by acne. It is a safe and effective procedure performed under the supervision of a dermatologist.

Microneedle therapy

Micro-needling therapy is an acne treatment that uses a device with tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. These microlesions stimulate collagen and elastin production, improving skin texture and reducing the appearance of acne scars. The therapy facilitates the penetration of topical products into the skin, which increases their effectiveness. This treatment is safe and relatively painless, and can be an effective option for improving the appearance of acne and scarred skin.


Roacutan, also known as oral isotretinoin, is a prescription medication used to treat severe and resistant acne. It works by reducing sebum production and decreasing inflammation in the skin, which helps prevent the formation of new acne breakouts and reduce the appearance of scars.

Topical Retinoids

Retinoids are a common option for treating mild to moderate acne. These medications contain vitamin A derivatives that help unclog pores, reduce inflammation and promote skin cell turnover, which prevents new breakouts from forming and improves the appearance of acne-affected skin. In addition, topical retinoids help reduce sebum production, which helps control acne.

Salicylic acid or topical azelaic acid for those who are unable to tolerate retinoids.

For those who cannot tolerate retinoids, salicylic acid or topical azelaic acid are effective alternatives for treating acne. Salicylic acid is an exfoliant that helps remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, thereby reducing the appearance of acne breakouts. On the other hand, azelaic acid has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help control acne and reduce inflammation.

Topical or oral antibiotics

Topical antibiotics work to reduce the amount of bacteria on the skin and reduce inflammation. Meanwhile, oral antibiotics work to control bacteria from inside the body and reduce inflammation associated with moderate to severe acne.

Combined oral contraceptives

Combined oral contraceptives, which contain estrogen and progestin, can be an effective option for treating acne in women. These contraceptives help regulate hormonal imbalances that can contribute to acne by reducing sebum production in the skin, as well as decreasing sebaceous gland activity and preventing pore clogging, which helps prevent new acne breakouts from forming.

Why should acne be treated by a dermatologist?

Acne can vary in severity and require a personalized approach to treatment. A dermatologist is trained to properly assess the type and cause, and recommend the most effective course of action based on each patient’s individual needs. 

MDE Care allied specialists have access to a wide range of acne treatment options, ranging from topical medications to advanced medical procedures, allowing them to address acne comprehensively and provide optimal results.

What are the benefits of acne treatment?

Acne treatment helps reduce the appearance of new breakouts and prevent the formation of new lesions, which improves the overall appearance of the skin and promotes greater self-confidence. Acne treatments reduce the inflammation and redness associated with lesions, resulting in smoother, more even skin. By improving skin health, these treatments can also help prevent the appearance of permanent scarring caused by acne.

Am I a candidate for acne treatment?

Based on an evaluation, one of our allied physicians will be able to determine the severity of your acne and what treatment is most appropriate. Some factors that may indicate you could benefit from acne treatment include:

  • Severity of acne
  • Persistence of acne
  • Emotional impact
  • Presence of scarring

One of our dermatologists will be able to evaluate your individual situation and recommend the best treatment plan for your skin type and acne severity.

Why choose MDE Care?

By choosing MDE Care you are opting for a comprehensive, patient-centered approach. With personalized service, professionalism and empathy, we strive to deliver an exceptional skin care experience, prioritizing your well-being and satisfaction at all times.

MDE Care’s specialists have the training and understanding to carry out acne assessment and treatment in a patient-friendly manner, using patient-friendly methodologies to build trust and facilitate the diagnosis and treatment process. 

We are happy to announce that MDE Care is currently working to obtain certification as Medical Facilitators with Global Healthcare Accreditation.

We are also working with local authorities to create a professional service adapted to the needs of medical tourism in the region.  That is why we are part of the Business Tourism Cluster, an initiative of the Medellin Chamber of Commerce for Antioquia. 

Acne Treatment Frequently Asked Questions

The time it takes to see results can vary depending on the type of treatment and the severity of the acne. Some topical treatments may show improvement within a few weeks, while others, such as oral treatments or medical procedures, may require several months for significant results.

Yes, it is possible to prevent recurrence of acne after treatment. Maintaining a consistent skin care routine, including gentle cleansing, proper moisturizing and regular use of prescription or over-the-counter topical products, can help prevent new breakouts. In addition, avoiding triggers such as stress, unhealthy diet and excessive sun exposure is beneficial.

Acne treatments can be safe for all ages, but the appropriateness of treatment may vary depending on age and individual conditions. At MDE Care we have customized treatments based on each patient's needs.

Acne may clear up on its own over time in some cases, especially mild acne. However, this is not guaranteed and may take months or even years. For many, acne persists and can worsen if not treated properly.

Yes, some acne treatments may have side effects, before starting treatment, any concerns about side effects are discussed with our specialists. 

Factors such as stress, hormonal changes or the use of certain skin care products can trigger acne to return. It is important to maintain a consistent skin care routine, follow your dermatologist's recommendations and address any skin changes early to prevent acne recurrence.

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