Acne is an unpleasant and common skin condition that can affect people of all ages. There are many over-the-counter creams, lotions and cleansers that may help reduce the inflammations over time, but if you want to know that you can have clear skin again, visiting our dermatologist for professional acne treatment may be your best option.
Acne forms when a hair follicle becomes blocked with sebum, the natural skin oil, dead skin cells and the bacteria that are always on the skin. An inflammation forms that is filled with pus. There are several different types of acne starting with blackheads and whiteheads, the mildest form. If they are not treated, more severe forms of acne may develop, causing an infection and the risk of scarring. Professional acne treatment from our specialist may stop the acne from becoming severe and help heal severe acne.
It’s important to understand that acne treatment is not one-size-fits-all. The right treatment for you will depend on a variety of factors, such as the severity of your acne, as well as your wants and needs. Our dermatologist may recommend medications, whether they be topical or oral, as part of your treatment plan. It all depends on the situation.
It is also possible to remove acne scars at our office. During your consultation with our dermatologist, your scars will be examined and the best treatment recommended. For example, certain laser treatments can be used to lessen the appearance of acne scars. The laser energy goes into the skin as heat and stimulates new collagen production. In many cases, it is even effective on pitted scars.
If you or your child is suffering from acne, professional acne treatment from our dermatologist at River Region Dermatology & Laser should help. There are several types of treatments available, and our specialist will recommend the best one for your condition. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Montgomery!