Go From Self-Conscious to Self-Confident
You can be consistent and conscientious in your skin care regimen and still feel like you're fighting a losing battle with acne. Common in adolescence, acne can leave permanent effects like unsightly scars and bumps that look similar to chicken pox. Acne is not only for teenagers, but can affect any age group. We treat acne both medically and aesthetically. A consultation with one of our dermatologists is the first step to determine the best course of action.
What is acne?
Acne occurs when pores on the skin get clogged. This typically results in the formation of comedones (commonly known as whiteheads or blackheads). The continuous production of oil by the clogged pore can also result in bacterial overgrowth and inflammation which results in painful acne (pustules or inflammatory cysts).
do i need to see a dermatologist?
Although almost 100% of children between 12 and 17 get some form of acne, you should seek a doctor’s care if you feel any of the below statement fits your situation*:
- My acne makes me shy.
- I am embarrassed by my acne.
- My outlook on life is less optimistic since I developed acne.
- None of the over-the-counter products and/or remedies I’ve tried has worked.
- I am beginning to see scars after acne lesions clear.
- I have painful, pus-filled lesions in addition to blackheads and whiteheads and reddened spots on my skin.
- I have dark skin, and a patch that is darker than my skin appears when an acne lesion clears.
HOW DO YOU TREAT ACNE?
After an initial consultation with a dermatologist, the doctor will discuss the best possible acne treatment for you. This may include oral prescriptions, injections, topical ointments (both prescription and non-prescription), acne surgery or extractions, or chemical peels with our clinical estheticians. We also carry medical grade cleansers, toners, moisturizers, lotions, and sunscreens which can help with your acne treatment. Your physician will recommend a treatment regimen that is tailored to your skin. Our products are in-stock and available for purchase the same day.
What kind of results should i expect?
With their wealth of medical experience and expertise with the latest technologies in acne treatment, the doctors at The Dermatology Center are able to treat nearly every case of acne with successful results. These results far surpass those that can be achieved by over-the-counter creams and other remedies.
What if I have scars from acne?
*Source: American Academy of Dermatology