Renowned dermatologist Dr. Noëlle Sherber on treating pre-wedding breakouts:
Even though getting ready for your wedding is a happy time, I see so many brides with stress-related breakouts. Intense pulsed light treatments using a "blue" wavelength (420nm) effectively treat the bacteria that contributes to acne without causing redness or peeling. The effect isn't permanent, but weekly to every-other-week treatments can be extremely helpful. If you have at least six months before your wedding and are experiencing significant acne, discuss other more permanent fixes with your dermatologist like low-dose Isotretinoin for clear skin that will last through the honeymoon and beyond.
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Dr. Noëlle Sherber is a board-certified dermatologist based in Maryland. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, then earned her M.D. and completed dermatology residency at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has published numerous articles and has contributed to several books, and is active in several professional societies, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the Women's Dermatologic Society. Dr. Sherber is engaged to Dr. Ariel Rad, Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins, so she is very up on bride-to-be beauty! Follow her on Twitter
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