Specialists in Dermatology PLLC
Dermatologists located in Tucson, AZ & Green Valley, AZ
Acne can ruin your self-esteem — and your quality of life. If you struggle with acne that doesn’t go away on its own, the team of board-certified dermatologists at Specialists in Dermatology PLLC in Tucson, Arizona, can help. They offer cosmetic treatments, like chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and acne products to give you the smooth, clear, flawless skin you deserve. Call one of the convenient locations to book a consultation today.
Acne Q & A
What is acne?
Acne is a common skin condition that causes blemishes that form when hair follicles get clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It might look like red pimples, whiteheads, or blackheads. Acne can make you feel self-conscious, cause itching and burning, and lead to scarring. It might appear on your:
Acne is common in young adults and teens, but anybody can get acne, which may come and go or remain long-term.
What causes acne?
The cause of acne isn’t entirely clear, but there are some factors that might make you more susceptible to getting it, such as:
- Bacteria on the skin
- Excessive hormone production
- Excess oil production
- Clogged hair follicles
Hormone fluctuations during teenage years and pregnancy likely play a role in the development of acne, but anybody can get it. Stress might make the condition worse.
What is the treatment for acne?
If you have acne, some simple solutions are in reach. A dermatologist at Specialists in Dermatology meets with you to determine which acne treatment best matches your needs. The right choice for you depends on the severity of the acne and what you’re comfortable with.
Topical creams or gels
In some cases, using prescription or over-the-counter creams, gels, or lotions helps clear up acne without further treatment. Dermatologists at Specialists in Dermatology sell acne products, such as Obagi and Topix pharmaceutical brands, and lets you know which one best matches your needs.
Your dermatologist may recommend taking oral medications in addition to using topical creams or gels to clear up acne and get the best results possible. Hormonally active medications (such as birth control pills), antibiotics, and medications containing synthetic forms of vitamin A are often effective.
Cosmetic procedures at Specialists in Dermatology are another great option to treat acne and diminish scars caused by it. Your dermatologist may recommend:
- Chemical peels
- Laser therapy
- Blackhead or whitehead extraction
If you have acne be sure to keep your skin clean, avoid touching the affected area, and protect your skin from the sun before, during, and after treatment.
When you’re ready to eliminate embarrassing acne once and for all, call Specialists in Dermatology to schedule an appointment.