Acne is the term used to describe blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, minor lumps, or plugged pores that occur on the face or upper torso. Most major acne problems occur during adolescence, but this condition can occur before and after the teenage years. While acne can affect males and females, males tend to experience more severe, longer lasting types of the condition, and many females will have frequent flare-ups of acne during hormonal shifts (such as their menstrual cycle).
Your dermatologist will use the safest, most effective therapy to control your acne, including recommendations for better skin care and over-the-counter medications, more potent prescription topical medications, and oral antibiotics.
In severe or resistant cases of acne, we may recommend Accutane (isotretinoin). We understand that resistant acne can be emotionally devastating, as well as physically scarring. Accutane has been available in the United States since 1982, and remains the most effective way to treat severe cases.
If you have bothersome acne or acne that has been resistant to therapy, call us today for an appointment.