Acne (also known as acne vulgaris) is a prevalent skin condition that nearly everyone experiences at some point in their life, though its severity can vary greatly from person to person. Most commonly found on the face and neck, acne can also appear on other parts of the body, such as the back, shoulders, and chest. While it is often associated with adolescence, affecting most teenagers during puberty due to hormonal changes, acne is also a significant concern for adults. Over 20% of adults continue to experience acne, which can be due to a range of factors, including hormonal imbalances, stress, and certain medications.

By seeking professional treatment, you can take the first step towards managing your acne effectively and improving your overall well-being. Let us guide you on your journey to radiant, blemish-free skin.

What Causes Acne?

As a teenager’s hormones increase due to puberty, the oil glands also increase production of sebum. Bacteria collecting in the pores of the skin in combination with excess oil secretions causes inflammation. This inflammation can present itself in a number of different ways including:

Most individuals get smaller papules that are easy to treat with careful cleansing at home. However, an individual may develop more severe cystic nodules or repeated episodes of papules. Repeated or severe cases of papules can lead to permanent discoloration or scarring of the skin tissue.

Acne Treatment

Treatment for acne varies on the severity and type of acne. Most patients notice significant improvement in their acne after 4-6 weeks of treatment with one or more of the following.

Along with prescription medication there are also in-office dermatologist-performed treatments that work well and fast:

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