June is Acne Awareness Month, so let’s go over the types of acne and ways we can treat breakouts.
Growing up, we always heard that acne only affects teenagers, but now as adults, we wonder why these blemishes have stuck with us through our 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond. The fact is that anyone at any age can suffer from acne, and it can look different from one person to the next. Blemishes can appear in the form of blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules (pimples), cysts or nodules on the face and body. There are many causes of acne including hormones, diet, genetics, lifestyle, products and even things like your cellphone and pillowcase!
Acne should never be left untreated because it can lead to dark spots and/or permanent scars. While over-the-counter washes and ointments can control some people’s breakouts, others have to seek medical help for more stubborn or severe cases. After a thorough skin analysis and consultation to understand your medical situation and lifestyle, we customize a treatment protocol, which can include a combination of topical treatments (benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid or retinol) and oral medications (antibiotics, Accutane®, spironolactone, low-dose contraceptives). Additional state-of-the-art procedures such as chemical peels, dermal infusion, resurfacing, and laser therapy can efficiently alleviate even severe breakouts.
Acne can be extremely frustrating and embarrassing. Luckily with today’s medicines and devices, no one has to suffer from acne. To schedule a consultation for acne, please contact us at 504-777-3047 or email@example.com.