Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. While acne is most often associated with teens and young adults, it can occur at any age even with newborns. Acne appears when pores in the skin clog and can result in any of these types of blemishes: blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, cysts or nodules.
Although acne is a common condition, accurate information about acne can be hard to find. Myths about acne are as common as the skin problem. Without inflammatory treatment, acne can lead to dark spots and permanent scars that remain even after the acne clears.
Acne can affect people at any age. Our dermatologists are here to help.
Acne can cause significant anxiety and can leas to lasting physical and emotional scars in affected individuals. It is important to seek out a dermatologist to learn about available treatment options and their expected outcomes.
ALA/Blu photo dynamic therapy kills the acne-causing bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes, or P acnes, which causes inflammation. This treatment reduces the bacteria found in the oil glands in the skin.
Broad Based Light (BBL™) is an intense pulsed light device for treating sun damage, age spots, freckles, small veins, rosacea and acne. Can also provide mild skin tightening, while lightening and brightening your skin.
We strive to offer individualized treatment for each patient’s acne depending on skin type, type of acne and sensitivity. We offer all forms of medical treatment, both topical and oral treatments, including accutane.