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.
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.
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 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.