Do you feel like you have tried every acne treatment and still see blemishes on your skin?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone!
Acne is a common skin condition which can occur at any age. Acne development occurs when the oil glands within the skin open and become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. This causes our skin to breakout with pimples, blackhead, whitehead or zits. When acne symptoms become intolerable seeking help from a dermatologist can help you find the solution you are looking for. At Dermatology Solutions, our team of highly, trained medical professionals will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your acne.
Types of Acne
Blemishes, breakouts, bumps, pimples – these are all common terms used to describe acne. In reality, there are many different types of acne, each with varying symptoms, appearances, severity, and treatment remedies. Learning which type of acne you have can help guide you towards the best treatment plan which will help you clear up your symptoms faster!
Whiteheads, also known as comedones, develop when hair follicles become clogged with sebum, oil, or dead skin cells. Whiteheads appear on the surface of the skin as tiny, closed blemishes with whitish “heads”.
Blackheads are similar to whiteheads as they caused from oil or dead skin clogging a hair follicle. However, unlike whiteheads that remain closed, blackheads are open at the surface of the skin appearing as small black dots.
Papules occur when there is bacteria, oil, or dead skin cells under the surface of the skin. These contents cause the walls that surround the pore to break down, creating an inflamed, infected lesion. Papules have a pink or red appearance, do not contain pus, and are commonly sensitive to touch.
Pustules can also form when the walls around your pores break down. They are similar to papules, except pustules contain pus. Pustules appear as small, bulging bumps with a white center with the surround skin appearing red and inflamed.
Nodules occur when clogged, swollen or infected pores endure further irritation and grow larger. Nodules occur deeper underneath the skin, unlike pustule and papules, and are often very painful. Nodular acne has a flesh colored or red bump appearance.
Cystic acne is one of the largest and most severe forms of acne. Cyst form due to a deep infection within the skin. Cysts are pus-filled lesions with a large, red and inflamed appearance.
What Causes Acne?
Acne is most likely to appear in areas which have a significant number of oil glands, such as the face, chest, back, and shoulders. Because acne may be caused by a number of factors it is important to seek dermatological treatment to learn how to better manage acne and treat outbreaks. Some common acne causing factor include:
- Hygienic Habits
- Cosmetic Products
- Menstrual Cycle
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Treating Your Acne
It typically take a few weeks to see improvements when beginning a new treatment. Seeking early treatment for active acne will help reduce your likelihood of developing acne scarring and dark spots. At Dermatology Solutions we offer several treatment options for patients with acne that will help to control your acne and avoid scarring or other damages to your skin. Our dermatologist are experienced with treating all different types of acne. To develop a personalized acne treatment plan for you we will evaluate the severity of your symptoms and the history of past treatments. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
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Our doctors & clinical staff are experts in the caring for the largest organ of the body. We provide services to children, teens, young adults and seniors allowing us to be a lifetime partner in your skin health. We can help you take care of your skin and help you find the treatment method that’s best for you!