Acne treatment from a dermatologist in 75093 (Plano TX)
Struggling with acne can be hard for many patients. Both teenagers and adults can suffer from acne, which has an impact on your appearance and your self-esteem. Not everyone’s skin responds to treatment the same way, which can make acne a difficult condition to treat. At DSA Dermatology, we offer a variety of treatment options to improve acne. Our dermatologists are proficient in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of acne types.
Acne Treatment from a Dermatologist in Plano, Texas Area
What is acne?
Acne is caused by oil secretions and dead skin cells plugging the hair follicles. It commonly develops on the face, back, neck, chest, and shoulders. Inflammation and the potential for scarring develop when the follicle becomes plugged and develops an infection with bacteria.
Often, by the time patients come into our office for acne treatment, they have already experimented with a variety of over-the-counter remedies with unsatisfactory results.
In our experience, successful treatment of acne will often include a combination of treatment methods. Some of the most common are:
Changing your skin care routine
Sometimes, all it takes to improve minor acne is to make small changes to your skin care regimen. Using medicated cleansers, oil-free moisturizers, makeup, and not picking pimples will help. But it is important to be evaluated early by a dermatologist to make sure that your acne will not leave scars and that there is nothing you are doing to make the acne worse.
Topical retinoids, azelaic acid, and certain antibiotics can treat acne effectively. Many times, our dermatologists will recommend a combination of medications.
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For more severe cases of acne, oral antibiotics, even some types of birth control pills, can help, and more powerful medications such as Accutane may be warranted to prevent scarring.
Microdermabrasion gently rejuvenates the skin using tiny exfoliating crystals that remove dead skin cells. It can help reduce the appearance of acne and scars and improve the tone and texture of your skin. Sometimes gentle peels such as glycolic acid can reduce oil content, pore-clogging, and inflammation that occurs in acne.
Occasionally there can be a large, persistent, and isolated deep acne cyst. If this ruptures, it can leave a significant scar. Dermatologists are qualified to inject these cysts with anti-inflammatory medication and have them resolve within 3-5 days to avoid serious scarring.
You don’t have to suffer through the embarrassment of skin that is plagued by acne. Call our office today at (972) 362-9567 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Achtman. We are conveniently located just minutes east of the Dallas North Tollway at 5072 West Park Boulevard, Plano, TX 75093.