When acne strikes, it can cause various unpleasant symptoms, including painful cysts and papules around the chin and jaw, scarring, and redness. Acne can also have an emotional impact. Researchers have found that people with acne also have higher rates of depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.
Acne is a skin ailment that can manifest as pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, or nodules on the face, neck, chest, and back. It also is one of the most common skin conditions, affecting between 40-50 million people in the US, including men and women of all ages and ethnicities.
The Symptoms of Acne
Treatment Options for People With Acne
Fortunately, having acne doesn’t mean you have to live with it forever. In fact, virtually anyone dealing with an acne outbreak can achieve clearer skin – it’s just a matter of finding the proper treatment. Here at Dermatology Associates, we use various methods to treat acne, including prescription-strength medications, laser therapy, chemical peels, and steroidal treatments. We treat acne in adolescents and adults and will work with you to find a treatment plan that helps you achieve the clear skin you’ve always wanted.
Caring for Acne
While treating acne is important, properly caring for acne-prone skin is a great way to stop the blemishes from returning. Here’s what we recommend: