What is Acne?
Acne is a common skin condition that affects people of all ages. It occurs when the pores of the skin become clogged with oil, dirt, and bacteria. Acne can range from mild to severe, causing redness, inflammation, swelling, and in some cases cysts or nodules.
There are several treatments for acne available. Cleansing, exfoliating, and using acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide can help to reduce acne breakouts. For more severe acne, prescription acne medications like isotretinoin may be prescribed.
It is important to cleanse the skin regularly, avoid picking or squeezing acne spots, and not use oil-based products on acne-prone skin. A healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, can also help to reduce acne breakouts. In some cases, laser or light therapy may be used to treat acne.
If your acne is not responding to over-the-counter treatments or home remedies, it is important to call our office and schedule an appointment. Upon your visit we will determine the most effective acne treatment plan for you. With proper acne treatment, you can achieve clear and blemish free skin that will give you greater self confidence.