Acne TreatmentAcne is not just a problem for teenagers; pimple breakouts can also occur in adulthood. Acne occurs when cells build up at the mouth of the hair follicle/ oil gland openings and oil secretions build up behind them. Clogged pores can remain small and minimally noticeable or they can swell into larger whiteheads or blackheads on the skin surface. The follicle wall can break forming a swollen and painful inflammatory lesion called a pustule; or in some cases a larger lesion which is called a nodule or cyst. Severe cases of acne can even lead to scarring.

Common Causes of Acne

  • High levels of hormone production during puberty
  • Genetics
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Bacteria growing in clogged hair follicles
  • Steroid use

Treatment for Acne

The right treatment for acne will differ from person-to-person depending on the type and severity of your acne. Dr. Holy can assess your condition and prescribe the right treatment. Options may include:

  • Prescription antibiotic lotions, gels or oral antibiotics
  • Pimple or cyst drainage
  • Prescription retinoid cream or oral medication, like Accutane
  • Salicylic acid applications
  • Benzoyl peroxide applications
  • Facial cleansing regimens
  • Acne peels
  • Restoring Cellular Communication/Detox
  • Acne Control Package

To learn more about how to get rid of acne contact THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Holy.

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