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Find Smooth, Clear Skin with Board-Certified Acne Treatment at Westerville Dermatology

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Acne

Find Smooth, Clear Skin with Board-Certified Acne Treatment at Westerville Dermatology

Acne

What is Acne?

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions (and often one of the most frustrating). It is the result of clogged pores and plugged follicles, and shows up on the skin as small, white pustules; hard, waxy comedones; pimples; blackheads; and deep, painful cysts.

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Acne FAQs

Are you interested in learning more about acne and its treatment at Westerville Dermatology? Read through our comprehensive FAQs section to get a better understanding of acne and its treatment.

There are four main causes of acne. This includes:

  • Overproduction of sebum (the skin’s natural oil).
  • Dead skin cells clogging hair follicles.
  • Androgens (male hormones) and hormonal imbalances from life stages like puberty, pregnancy, or menopause.
  • C. acne bacteria.

However, it is important to understand that all of the causes mentioned above do one thing in particular that triggers the formation of pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and cysts – they clog pores and follicles, as well as trigger inflammation of the skin.

While acne most often appears on the face, neck, back, shoulders, and chest, this common skin condition can show up anywhere on the body.

While acne is thought to be a problem among teenagers and young adults in their 20s, those in their 30s, 40s, and even 50s can still suffer from frequent acne breakouts. This is called adult acne, and it’s likely more common than you think!

At Westerville Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologists are experts in treating adult acne and helping our patients overcome this frustrating skin condition at any age. Get in touch to learn more about our acne treatments in Westerville, OH.

Acne can cause serious scarring depending on the type of acne, as well as how the person with the acne treats it. For instance, cystic or nodular acne is more likely to result in scarring. Additionally, picking at lesions and “popping” blemishes increases the chances of scarring.

Acne can certainly be painful depending on the lesion’s size, depth, and inflammation. Cystic and nodular acne often go deeper into the layers of skin, which means they are closer to nerve endings, resulting in more painful, swollen bumps.

There are four main types of acne. This includes:

  • Comedonal acne
  • Inflammatory acne
  • Nodular/Cystic acne
  • Hormonal acne

If you’re interested in learning more about the different types of acne or would like to find out which type you may have, we recommend reaching out to an experienced board-certified dermatologist. At Westerville Dermatology, our providers are experts in skin care and are here to help you with a professional acne diagnosis and treatment plan.

At your initial consultation, one of our experienced board-certified dermatologists will evaluate your acne to determine which type you have. Then, your doctor will create a personalized acne treatment plan including one or more of the following treatment methods:

  • Topical Medications – retinols, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, topical antibiotics, azelaic acid, and more.
  • Oral Medication – oral antibiotics, oral contraceptives, anti-androgen medication, and isotretinoin (aka Accutane).
  • Cosmetic Treatments – chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser treatments, medical facials, dermaplaning, and dermatologist-recommended skin care products.

Contact us to learn more about our acne treatments in Westerville, OH. We’re here to help you clear your skin with effective treatment methods!

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Clear Your Skin with Board-Certified Acne Treatment in Westerville, OH

If you are ready to address your troublesome acne with effective treatment, the board-certified dermatologists at Westerville Dermatology are here to help! We are skin care experts and deeply understand how to use advanced technology and medicine to clear up our patients’ acne. Get in touch with our clinic in Westerville, OH, today to learn more about our personalized acne treatment plans.

Schedule your acne treatment in Westerville, Ohio, by requesting an appointment online or by calling our clinic at (614) 895-0400.

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