Acne is one of the most common skin conditions reported in the U.S., affecting men and women of all ages and ethnicities. It can appear as pimples, lumps, cysts, nodules, blackheads, or whiteheads.
What Causes Acne?
Acne can be caused by a number of factors, including the blockage of hair follicles with oil and dead skin cells, the overproduction of oil from enlarged oil glands, hormonal factors, and certain medications.
There are various factors that influence the type of acne treatment that is suitable for each individual, including the type of acne and the severity of your particular case. The right acne treatment can heal existing lesions, stop new lesions from forming, and prevent scarring. Treatments include a wide range of solutions like over-the-counter prescription topical agents, antibiotics, Accutane, or hormonal agents such as birth control. Lasers and cosmetic procedures can also be used in the treatment of acne, or in conjunction with traditional treatments.
Acne can be painful and cause issues with self-confidence, but it almost always responds to the right treatment. When you meet with one of our Dermatology Providers, they’ll start with a thorough evaluation in order to create your ideal plan of care.
Book an appointment to discuss treating your acne with a Dermatology Provider today, or to find out about our various skin care products tailored to treating acne.