Treating Acne and Acne Scars
posted: Dec. 22, 2022.
If you have acne, you are not alone. In fact, it’s one of the most common problems treated by a dermatologist. Acne affects both teens and adults, showing up as whiteheads, blackheads, or large, painful cystic acne.
You may experience an acne breakout due to:
- High-stress levels
- Changes in hormone levels
- Dietary habits
You develop acne blemishes when your pores become clogged with dead skin cells, bacteria, excess oil, and dirt. If you develop acne, make sure you don’t pop or pick at acne blemishes, because you may develop acne scarring. You may be tempted to let acne go away on its own, but a better solution is to visit your dermatology professional who is an expert at treating acne and acne scarring.
For mild acne, our professional may recommend benzoyl peroxide topical products to unblock your pores. Benzoyl peroxide is a perfect solution to treat blackheads or whiteheads.
For moderate to severe acne, our professional may recommend isotretinoin products. They are a great option to treat cystic acne.
Your dermatologist may also recommend laser light therapy, which kills the underlying bacteria causing acne.
Additional ways to treat acne include:
- Extraction, to remove the entire blemish using a tool
- Hormone products, to treat hormone-related acne
Severe acne may leave scars behind. If you have acne scars, don’t worry. Your dermatology professional can help fade acne scars, so you can enjoy clear skin.
Treatment options for acne scarring include:
- Laser therapy, to resurface the skin and fade away acne scars
- Chemical peels, to slough layers of skin, diminishing the appearance of scars
- Microdermabrasion gently removes dead skin and diminishes the appearance of scarring
If you are troubled by acne breakouts or acne scarring, relief is just a phone call away. To find out more about how we can help with acne and acne scarring, call our office today.