Acne is a common skin condition. There are three main types of acne, including mild, moderate, or severe. Each type has different recommended acne treatments. Mild acne usually consists of whiteheads and blackheads, moderate acne has pimples or zits, and severe acne has painful cysts that go deeper in the skin. If you have acne, the good news is that there are acne treatments that can give you clear and glowing skin again.
Acne begins to develop when dead skin cells and the natural oils clog skin pores and hair follicles. When bacteria that is naturally on the skin also mixes with them, an inflammation can develop. Blackheads develop when the pigment in the cell is mixed with the clogged pore. Whiteheads are pure inflammation. The moderate stage develops when the cell bursts and the inflammation can develop either into a red spot or into a pustule. When the pustules become large, they can develop into cysts.
Treatment for acne is not one-size-fits-all. Some acne treatments work well for one person and not very well for another. During a consultation with our specialist at Rao Dermatology, your acne will be examined and the best treatment may be recommended.
For those who have dealt with acne in their earlier years and have acne scars because of it, we offer multiple treatments that can reduce the look of acne scars as well as dark spots. Here at Rao Dermatology, we offer skin resurfacing, cryopeels, chemical peels and microdermabrasion to combat this problem. These treatments work to rejuvenate your skin and stimulate collagen within the layers of your skin.
We also offer blue light therapy and photodynamic therapy. While these acne treatments are very quick, they improve your skin’s texture and tone. The blue light used in this treatment safely kills bacteria that causes acne.
Whether you have mild or severe acne, the right treatment is essential in order to avoid scarring. However, even if you do get scarring, we have various acne treatments at Rao Dermatology that can address this as well.
For your convenience, Rao Dermatology has five locations in Manhattan, Atlantic Highlands, Woodbridge, Fresno, and Hanford. There are several acne treatments available at our office that can help you have clear and glowing skin again. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about acne treatments.