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How a dermatologist in Annapolis can help clear up acne

Acne plagues patients of all ages, and can be extremely troubling for patients who suffer from it. Because not everyone’s skin responds to treatment the same way, there is a variety of options to help improve and treat acne. When patients visit Dr. Burgess at Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery in Annapolis, they are met with a doctor who has the expertise to improve their skin quickly. Dr. Burgess has experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of acne types and she will work with you to develop a treatment plan that works best for your skin type.

Dermatologist in Annapolis can help clear up acne

What is acne?

Acne is caused by clogged pores. Secretions from the oil glands plug the hair follicles and cause acne. Both whiteheads and blackheads can become swollen and inflamed, causing pimples or deeper bumps.

Many times, by the time a patient visits a dermatologist for treatment, they have tried a number of over-the-counter treatments with little to no results. There are many ways to treat acne successfully, and in many cases, treatment will be a combination of methods.

Improved skin care routine

For those with minor forms of acne, a good skin care regimen may be all it takes to improve skin and eliminate acne for good. Topical Medication

There are many topical medications and creams used to combat acne. Popular ones include azelaic acid, topical retinoids and antibiotics. In many cases, a combination may work best.

Oral Medications

Certain antibiotics, isotretinoin, and even birth control can help control acne.


Microdermabrasion utilizes tiny crystals to remove dead skin cells and expose the clean, youthful looking skin below it. When done regularly, it can reduce acne and acne scars as well improve skin texture and tone.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels work by removing the upper layer of skin. The result is an improvement in appearance and texture. There are several different levels of chemical peels, although superficial ones that require little to no down time have proven to be very effective at improving acne.

If you are currently suffering from acne, call our office today to schedule a consultation. Don’t let embarrassing acne spots and scars keep you from enjoying life. We offer a variety of effective treatment options that will be tailored to your specific needs.

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