Acne is a very common skin condition that has clogged pores, pimples, and even cystic nodules. It typically affects the face, neck, chest, and back of teenagers, however, some patients notice the onset of acne as an adult. Acne can be very frustrating to the patient and have negative effects on a patient’s self-image, especially when scarring occurs. Therefore, the treatment of acne is very important to prevent permanent scarring.
There are lots of common misconceptions about acne. It is not caused by foods or having a dirty face. It is important to wear noncomedogenic makeup (won’t clog pores) and wash the face twice daily with a gentle cleanser. Adult onset acne may be related to hormonal changes associated with childbirth, menopause, or stopping birth control pills. It is useful for women to note whether their acne flares around their monthly cycle.
There are many different treatment options for acne. It is important to remember that what works well for one person’s acne may not work for others. Depending on the severity and extent of skin lesions, your provider will provide you with a customized acne treatment plan to fit your personal skin type. Once your skin is clear, it is important to use maintenance treatments to prevent acne from returning. The emotional burden of acne can be profound, and our team of skin care professionals is committed to helping you attain the lifetime of clear skin you deserve.
Medical treatment options for acne treatment include:
- Prescription topical creams
- Oral Antibiotics
- Levulan® with BLULight
Clinical Spa Treatment options for acne treatment include:
- Glycolic or Salicylic acid products
- Acne facial treatment
- Fruit acid peels