If you struggle with blackheads or pimples, you could benefit from medical acne treatments at our office. There are different types of acne, and the way the conditions impact the skin can vary from person to person. What’s more, it can be difficult for the untrained eye to detect the type of acne that is at work. If you have blackheads or pimples that are not responding promptly to the over-the-counter products you have tried, you will be better off seeking professional acne treatments. Failure to do so means the acne has a greater likelihood of progressing to a type that is harder to get rid of. It may even cause permanent scarring.
Blackheads and pimples are commonly caused by a condition known as comedonal acne. In fact, they are usually the first signs of it. If your acne is not progressing beyond the basic comedonal type, you stand a good chance of resolving it with over-the-counter products and good hygiene. Problems can develop when these products do not work, as that may be a sign that you have a more serious type of acne at work.
Acne that progresses beyond the basic type that produces blackheads, whiteheads and pimples can become inflammatory acne. When this happens, there is some redness of the skin that is present. Itching and burning are common symptoms, both of which can make life uncomfortable.
Inflammatory acne can turn into cystic acne, which is acne that has become infected. In addition to the itching and burning, it can be quite painful at times. This type of acne also puts an individual at a high risk of scars. When they form, they are usually permanent. The only to remove them is with some type of skin resurfacing therapy.
Receiving one or more medical acne treatments will enable you to forget the blackheads or pimples much quicker than you would by treating them yourself. We offer many different acne treatments, including creams, cleansers, medications, blue light treatment or a combination approach. This may be all it takes. If it is, you can consider yourself fortunate. If you have a more advanced type of acne, you will be even more fortunate by seeking treatment before permanent issues develop.
The best type of treatment for you will depend on factors such as what type of acne you have and how severe it is. Our dermatologist will go over our medical acne treatments with you so you know exactly what to expect.
If you have been struggling to get rid of your acne, we offer many different acne treatments at the Center for Dermatology in Lawrenceville. We proudly provide the Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Dacula, Duluth, Buford and Snellville areas with top-rated dermatological services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more about our many medical acne treatments!