Acne is the most common condition in the United States that causes blocked pores (whiteheads and blackheads), pimples, cysts and other lesions on the skin. Acne may occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Each year 85% of teenagers are affected, but adults of any age can also suffer from acne. Acne is not life-threatening, but untreated acne can lead to permanent scarring and damaging emotional effects for patients of any age. Research has revealed that excess oil, clogged pores, bacteria, and inflammation can be leading causes of acne.
Not everyone’s acne symptoms are the same. There are several effective treatment methods available to help improve the appearance of the skin and prevent future breakouts from occurring. Topical treatments are applied directly to the skin. These can include medications such as benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, retinoids, and salicylic acid. Topical medications come in many forms, including gels, lotions, and creams. Oral antibiotics are a systemic (works inside the body) treatment option that helps manage moderate to severe acne. For severe or stubborn acne, isotretinoin may be prescribed.
We can create a custom treatment plan to effectively diminish your acne and keep your skin clear. To schedule an appointment, call 402-467-4361.