What is Acne?
Acne is one of the most widespread skin ailments in the United States and affects approximately 60 million people every year. While many cases are mild and can be controlled with prescription drugs and/or a consistent at-home cleansing regimen, many individuals have it so severely that scarring could happen. Acne generally is a combination of pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, little cysts, and other red, itchy, and swollen areas on the skin. Caused by a mix of dead skin cells, bacteria, and clogged pores, it is most frequently found in teenagers but can be found in adults well into their 40s. Acne most frequently appears on the face, chest, and back. To regain a healthier, glowing look, our dermatologists at Dermatology Center of Dallas in Dallas, TX can provide numerous treatment options, ranging from custom at-home cleaning methods to prescription drugs and laser treatments.
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What Causes Acne?
Hormonal changes associated with pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause, certain drugs and medications (such as the birth control pill), stress, and a poor diet can all lead to acne "flare-ups." Symptoms vary, depending on the type and severity of acne, and include blemishes, such as whiteheads, cysts, pustules, papules, nodules, and blackheads. Dermatology Center of Dallas offers numerous therapy solutions to control and maintain acne and clear its standard symptoms. For less severe cases of acne, our dermatologists may suggest prescription drugs, such as topical solutions and creams that contain salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, and retinoids, might provide help. Additionally, there are oral antibiotics, such as tetracycline, minocycline, or doxycycline, which often prove effective. Along with topical and oral prescriptions, laser therapies are also typically successful. Not only can laser treatment help deep clean and attack dead skin cells under the dermal layer, but it can also help reduce redness and other pigmentation issues connected with acne. Chemical peels and extractions may also help, depending on the kind of acne you are dealing with.
Free From Acne
If you are tired of acne, covering up acne with makeup or certain types of clothing, or want to feel more comfortable in your own skin, we encourage you to contact Dermatology Center of Dallas to schedule an appointment with our dermatologists today. At our Dallas, TX office, we can provide you with a thorough skin analysis and make a customized treatment program to help clear your complexion as soon as possible.