Get assessed by your pharmacist for a prescription to treat mild acne.
Review your symptoms and health history with a pharmacist to receive a prescription and medication to treat mild acne all in one visit.
Acne is a skin condition affecting people of all ages but is most common in teenagers and young adults. Acne is a broad term for a few different skin blemishes including blackheads, whiteheads, or pustules just to name a few. Acne may also be referred to as “pimples” or “zits”, which commonly appear on your face, but may also appear on your chest and back.
Our platform guides pharmacists to look at the answers you provide to our self-assessment questions to decide if you have mild acne that they can treat appropriately.
We use evidence based guidelines and protocols to ask you the right questions that will assess whether it’s safe for your pharmacist to prescribe or if you should be referred to a doctor, nurse, or specialist.
Acne can have a large variety of causes, ranging from hormonal changes to family genetics. Other causes of acne include stress, oily skin, sweating, certain medications, and diet. The exact cause of acne may be difficult to determine.
Acne may present in a variety of ways. Blackheads, which are open clogged pores, or whiteheads, which are closed clogged pores, are common symptoms of mild acne. Pimples, or pustules, are also a common sign of mild acne. Pimples are bumps on the skin that have pus at their tips.
Acne may present in a variety of ways, including:
After being treated with prescription acne medication, you may notice improvement as soon as 5-7 days. However, it takes 6-12 weeks to see the full effect of acne medications. It is important to continue to use acne medication every day as directed in order to see the maximum benefit.
The easiest way to prevent acne from getting worse or spreading is to avoid picking at it. Although tempting, picking at acne is the most common reason for acne to spread. Maintaining good skin hygiene and limiting stress are additional ways to prevent acne.
There are some acne medications, such as benzoyl peroxide and adapalene, that may be purchased over-the-counter. If you only have a few acne lesions, self-treatment with one of these over the counter agents may be appropriate for you. Benzoyl peroxide is the preferred first treatment option. If you have not been diagnosed with or treated for acne in the past, It is recommended that you speak with a doctor or pharmacist before starting any over-the-counter treatment, as other skin conditions may look similar to acne.
There is a large variety of acne treatments available. Most acne medications require a prescription. The most effective way to treat acne is typically with a combination of medications, such as benzoyl peroxide and a topical retinoid or antibiotic. Scripted is able to prescribe a variety of medications for most patients with mild acne.
Individuals who are at least 18 years of age and present with classic symptoms of mild acne may be seen through Scripted for acne treatment.
Take a look at the eligibility summary below to see if you are a candidate or if you should be seen by a doctor:
Common Acne Symptoms include: