Is Acne the Number One Reason Why People See a Dermatologist?

August 16, 2018
By: Dermatology Consultants of Frisco

There are many reasons people opt to see a dermatologist. Common among them is to get treatment for acne.

Affecting about 50 million people in America, acne can contribute to pronounced feelings of self-consciousness along with considerable physical discomfort. Although a majority of people use over-the-counter treatments and home remedies for acne, there are times when it's necessary to see a dermatologist in Frisco to get a more tailored and effective treatment regimen.

Acne includes whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, and cysts that usually form due to an over-production of oil (sebum) in the skin resulting in clogged pores. It occurs mostly in puberty but usually declines once a person reaches adulthood, although more and more people are experiencing acne long into their adult years. Dermatology Consultants of Frisco offers an array of advanced acne treatments and products to improve acne-prone skin including prescription creams and gels, oral medication, chemical peels, and laser therapy. Our qualified dermatologists will diagnose your specific type of acne and develop a treatment plan that will help minimize the visual appearance of acne scarring.

The appropriate treatment for acne depends on the severity. Topical acne medications can be used to treat mild to moderate acne. Oral therapies like antibiotics, birth control, or isotretinoin can also be prescribed for deeper acne spots and hormonal breakouts.

Laser/Light Treatments

These treatments can be recommended for patients who are dissatisfied with acne medications and need alternative treatment options. Laser acne therapy with the fractional laser uses the newest and most advanced fractional radio-frequency technology to treat acne breakouts. The procedure reaches deep to remove the problematic layers of the skin leaving the surrounding skin undisturbed and better able to participate in the healing process. Patients can achieve desired results with minimal discomfort and downtime.

For severe cases, the acne treatment is a highly effective alternative treatment approach for acne patients of any age or skin type. Without touching the skin, the gentle laser light procedure targets the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria in the sebaceous gland as well as the surrounding skin to eliminate the bacteria, destroy overly active oil glands and help reduce any swelling or inflammation. It doesn't require anesthesia and results in immediate relief of acne discomfort such as pain and pressure in acne lesions.

Besides laser therapy, a chemical peel also known as medical-grade peel targets your specific concerns and penetrates deep into the skin to remove dirt and bacteria, addressing the underlying issues that cause acne. Dermatology Consultants of Frisco offer many other acne treatment options like acne facials, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), Accutane, Dermal– Infusion System among others.

These treatment methods may be prescribed alone or in combination, so it's advisable to have a consultation with an expert to discuss the best treatment options for your condition. Based on your individual needs, we'll formulate a custom acne treatment plan to help you achieve healthier skin.

Ultimately, if you feel like your acne is severely impacting your life, or if it happens to be a chronic issue you can't control on your own, don't try to manage by yourself. The experts at Dermatology Consultants of Frisco are specially trained to treat skin conditions and can help address your acne no matter how severe. We'll also recommend a daily skincare routine to help you achieve a younger, healthier, and more vibrant appearance. Contact us today at 972-335-2727 to schedule your consultation.