Anybody can develop acne; the most common skin condition. It can affect people of all ages from newborns to adults. Acne can range from a few pimples, whiteheads, or blackheads to large, red lumps that can leave scars. Sometimes acne can affect self-esteem and confidence. The DermASAP team in Plymouth and Quincy is often asked, “What are the best treatment options for acne?” We are happy to explain about treatments we offer that can restore health and beauty to the skin.
There are various causes of acne. During puberty, the pores release oil to protect the skin. However, when dead skin cells mix with the oil, the pores become clogged. This sets the stage for bacterial growth. If the mixture of oil and dead skin cells leaks into nearby tissues, it can cause swelling, redness, and pus.
We will examine your skin to determine if you have acne. If you have fewer than 30 total lesions including whiteheads, blackheads and inflamed bumps, the acne falls into the “mild” category. We can offer topical medication to help improve the acne. You may have moderate acne, if you have 20 to 100 whiteheads or blackheads, many inflamed bumps, or multiple lesions. Treatment may include an oral prescription medication. It can take up to several weeks before there is improvement. If you have cysts, then it may be severe acne. We can prescribe a topical product to apply to the affected area to help clear the skin. You can count on improvement in one to two months.
Other treatments we provide include laser therapy, chemical peels, and dermatological procedures. By utilizing innovativelaser technology, we can reduce the bacteria in the skin and restore its beauty. Chemical peels can be ideal for treating pimples and blackheads. We also use chemical peels to treat hyperpigmentation, lines and wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, age spots, and other skin conditions. Chemical peels vary in strength and are highly effective in rejuvenating the skin. When necessary, we can perform a procedure to remove large cysts.
In addition to providing treatments for acne, we have the skills and expertise to reduce the appearance of acne scars. We know the right treatment can renew your confidence and help you feel more attractive.