What is Acne?
Acne is among the most common skin conditions in the U.S., affecting around 60 million people each year. While many cases are mild and may be controlled with prescription drugs and a consistent at-home cleansing routine, some patients have severe acne that leads to scarring. Acne generally is a blend of whiteheads, pimples, blackheads, small cysts, as well as other itchy, red, and inflamed areas on the skin. Caused by a blend of clogged pores, dead skin cells, and bacteria, it most commonly shows up on the face, chest, and back. Dr. Robert Nossa can provide numerous treatment choices, which range from custom at-home cleaning methods to medications and laser treatments. Contact Contemporary Dermatology in Marstons Mills, MA to set up an appointment.
How Do You Treat Acne?
Research shows that store-bought medications don't treat acne effectively. Contemporary Dermatology offers many therapy solutions to control and maintain acne and clear its standard symptoms. For less severe cases of acne, prescription medications, like topical creams and solutions that contain retinoids, salicylic acid, sulfur, and benzoyl peroxide, can help. There are also oral antibiotics, topical prescriptions, phototherapy, and laser therapies, which have proven effective. Not only can laser therapy help to cleanse and remove dead skin cells beneath the dermal layer, but it can also help reduce redness and other pigmentation issues associated with acne. Chemical peels and extractions can also help, depending on the type of acne you are experiencing.
Acne treatment FAQs
What causes acne flare-ups?
Acne flare-ups occur for many different reasons. Your skin may be reacting to hormone changes, stress, or a new diet. Contemporary Dermatology can help you determine the root cause of your flare-ups and develop a treatment plan to help you achieve clear skin.
How do I take better care of my skin?
Dr. Robert Nossa makes personalized recommendations based on your skin concerns and goals. However, all patients can generally benefit from a regular skincare routine that includes gentle cleansing and moisturizers. You should also avoid harsh scrubs and over-the-counter acne treatments.
Can you also help me with acne scars?
Our team in Marstons Mills, MA, can address all kinds of skin issues, including superficial scars from acne and facial trauma. While these scars can be embarrassing, don't lose hope! We use state-of-the-art procedures and technologies to lessen the appearance of acne scars.
A Clearer Complexion
If you're tired of trying to use over-the-counter methods or makeup to conceal pimples and whiteheads, we invite you to call Contemporary Dermatology to schedule a consultation in Marstons Mills, MA. Dr. Robert Nossa will provide a thorough skin analysis and create a personalized treatment plan to clear up your acne and help you feel more confident.