Get Control of Your Acne
posted: Jul. 18, 2018.
How your dermatologists in Wellesley Hills can help you get relief from acne
Do you suffer from acne breakouts that happen when you least expect it? Acne is a common, annoying skin condition that can dramatically affect your looks and how you feel about yourself. You can get control of your acne, and your dermatologists at Newton Wellesley Dermatology Associates in Wellesley Hills, MA, want to help.
Acne is caused when bacteria, oil, and dead skin cells block your pores. The blocked pores become inflamed, swollen, and red. Acne can become worse from diet, environmental factors, stress, and other factors.
Acne breakouts can show up in different ways, from small pinpoint blackheads or whiteheads to large, painful pustules and cysts. The good news is there are several effective treatments depending on the level of severity of your acne.
For mild acne, sometimes over-the-counter treatments may be all you need. You should look for products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.
For moderate to severe acne that doesn’t respond to over-the-counter products, you need the services of an expert. The dermatologists at Newton Wellesley Dermatology Associates will recommend several effective treatments which include:
- Benzoyl peroxide products to reduce blocked pores
- Topical and oral antibiotics to eliminate infection
- Tretinoin medication to unblock pores
- Extraction treatment to remove blackheads and whiteheads completely
For more detailed information about the causes and treatment of acne, please visit the Acne page on the website at https://www.newtonwellesleyderm.com/acne.html
If acne is left untreated, it may leave scars on your skin. Your dermatologists can also treat and dramatically reduce the scarring caused by acne. Some skin treatments to reduce acne scarring include:
- Chemical peels
- Dermal fillers
- Minor skin surgery
- Laser and light treatment
For more information about acne scarring and treatment, please visit the Acne Scars page on the website at https://www.newtonwellesleyderm.com/library/8839/Acnescars.html
You don’t have to suffer from annoying, painful acne! Just pick up your phone and call the dermatologists at Newton Wellesley Dermatology Associates in Wellesley Hills, MA. Start enjoying clearer skin by calling today!