There are multiple types of acne including, whiteheads, pimples, cystic, blackheads and more. Acne is one of the most common skin conditions, affecting around 50 million Americans each year according to Medical News Today. Whether you are experiences acne in puberty or adulthood, you shouldn’t have to live with this embarrassing and sometimes disfiguring condition.
Acne is characterized by inflammation around glands and hair follicles, and can lead to permanent scarring if left untreated. Many factors play a role in it’s development: excess oil production, obstruction of pores, excess bacterial growth, hormones, medications, and even diet. Acne can range from mild to severe in multiple different forms. It can affect the face, chest, back, and in some cases may be associated with other medical problems. Regardless the type of acne, it does not have to be left untreated.
There are many ways we treat acne at Kessel Dermatology. This depends on the severity, the area being treated, and varies from patient to patient.
These help control infection and reduce inflammation in the hair follicles of the skin
Medication can be oral or topical retinoids. These help reduce the excess oil causing clogged pores.
These inhibit the production of endogenous hormones, the natural hormones associated with puberty, growth, and aging.
These removes the superficial layers of skin and reduce clogged pores.
If you are experiencing acne in any form or any severity, contact us. We will happily go over your options during a consultation! Contact Kessel Dermatology today.