WHAT IS ACNE?
Acne is a common skin condition that impacts millions of people of all ages every year. While many cases are considered mild and can be controlled with a consistent, at-home cleansing routine, severe cases usually require professional treatment. Acne encompasses a blend of whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, and small red bumps. This skin condition is caused by bacteria, clogged pores, and dead skin cells. It most often presents in teenagers but can also affect adults well into their 40s. Acne most frequently shows up on the face, neck, chest, and back. To regain a healthier, luminous appearance, skilled dermatologist Dr. Jay Mehta at Arizona Skin Institute in Surprise, AZ, offers numerous treatment options, which range from personalized at-home cleansing methods to prescription drugs and therapeutic laser treatments. If you live in the Greater Phoenix area, give our office a call today.
WHAT CAUSES ACNE?
Acne outbreaks may occur for a number of different reasons, including hormonal changes related to puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. In addition, certain drugs and medications, such as the birth control pill and steroids, may lead to acne. Other factors (such as stress, anxiety, or an unhealthy diet) may also contribute to the development of acne. When the exact cause of acne is recognized, we can establish a suitable treatment program.
TREATMENTS FOR ACNE
Arizona Skin Institute offers a number of treatment options to help control and manage acne and to help clear up its standard symptoms. For less severe cases of acne, prescription drugs (such as topical solutions and creams that contain sulfur, retinoids, salicylic acid, and benzoyl peroxide) can often help mitigate symptoms. Additionally, there are oral antibiotics (such as doxycycline, minocycline, or tetracycline) that are often effective in reducing acne. In addition to topical and oral prescriptions, laser treatments are a modern form of therapy that can help to improve skin health. Not only can laser therapy help deep clean and remove dead skin cells, but it can also reduce redness and other pigmentation problems associated with acne. Extractions and chemical peels may also be an option depending on the severity of your acne outbreaks.
GET CLEARER SKIN
If you’re tired of using over-the-counter medications or scrubs that don’t provide the improvements you desire, call Arizona Skin Institute in Surprise, AZ near Phoenix today. Dr. Mehta will be happy to meet with you to discuss all of your treatment options to help you attain clearer, healthier skin. Say goodbye to embarrassing acne outbreaks with effective skincare.