Acne is an exceedingly common condition. Many people think that acne only affects teenagers but this is false – acne can affect adults as well. At our practice, we regularly see patients for treatment of acne and acne scars. For most people, a single cause for their acne cannot be identified. Acne is caused by an interplay between bacteria, oil, hormones, and inflammation. We can tailor a treatment plan to fit your specific needs.
What is Acne?
Acne is caused when your face’s oil glands overproduce oil which combines with dead skin cells, blocking your pores and hair follicles. Bacteria flourishes in these clogged follicles and pores, causing a breakout. Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Although it’s common, accurate information about acne can be scarce.
During your visit, they will speak with you about your specific concerns, create a customized treatment plan, discuss medication/treatment costs, and can also discuss how to treat acne scars. They can prescribe topical treatments, oral treatments (like spironolactone or Accutane), perform chemical peels, and recommend lifestyle modifications to improve acne. They also offer the cutting-edge AviClear laser, which is designed to treat active acne without the need for medications.