What is It?
Acne is the most common skin condition in the US. It occurs most frequently in teenagers, but can be present in people into their thirties, and even older individuals can experience bouts of acne.
Acne can range from small bumps, that are often red, to larger whiteheads, to deeper lumps (nodules or cysts). Blackheads, an open pore that is dilated, are also included in the definition of acne.
Acne typically occurs in oil-prone areas of the body, like the face, neck, chest, shoulders and back.
Lesions can be itchy and uncomfortable, and they can be disturbing to how they affect one’s looks and how people perceive others to see them. Cystic acne can result in scarring, which can be permanent and affect people’s looks far after the acne has cleared up.
Treatment Options and Our Approach
There are a number of effective treatment options that are available, and our expert providers will personalize your treatment plan in order to get you the best results. There are topical treatments (creams/lotions/ointments), systemic treatments (pills), and procedural treatments (extractions, injections, chemical peels, lasers, etc.). Our providers will not only recommend to you the best treatment options for your type of acne, but can work with you to help you choose a treatment plan that is best for you and your lifestyle.
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