Acne Treatment in Lakeway
While anyone can get acne, it is often found in teenagers and young adults because there is an increased amount of androgens in the body that can lead to a hormonal imbalance. Acne consists of pimples, cysts, nodules, blackheads, and whiteheads, occurring mainly on the face, neck, back, shoulders and chest.
Acne symptoms can range from mild to severe and can last for just a few days or weeks or continue for many years. The most severe form of acne is called cystic acne. This occurs when oil and dead skin cells build up in the hair follicles and rupture. Cystic acne is often painful and can leave lasting scars.
Some signs and symptoms of acne can include:
- Tender red bumps on the surface of the skin
- Large, firm and painful nodules beneath the skin
- Pus-filled bumps
Acne can also be exacerbated by oil from certain skin products, environmental irritants, touching or squeezing blemishes, hard scrubbing of the skin and more.
Treating acne depends on the individual. No two patients are alike, so no two treatments will be the same either. There are a number of treatment options to choose from after a thorough evaluation. A few inlcude:
Topical and Oral Medications
Topical and oral medications treat inflammation and kill bacteria.
A cortisone shot reduces inflammation, pain, and swelling, so the spot will heal faster. Within a few hours a stubborn pimple will start to go down.
HydraFacial uses a hydradermabrasion device that carries out a three-part regimen: cleansing, gentle exfoliating, and then infusing skin with intensive serums.
Chemical peels go deep into skin to unclog pores, while treating the surface of the skin to erode blackheads and fade post-pimple marks.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that’s used to treat skin concerns. Also known as collagen induction therapy, this treatment is used to reduce the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks.
Skin Care Products
Dr. Thrash has curated an exclusive selection of skin care products known to be truly effective in treating acne, while still being gentle on the skin.
Learn more about skin care products at Fresh Dermatology…