Acne can be painful, both emotionally and physically; if left untreated, it can even become an affront to the well-being and self-esteem of the people who suffer through it. If you have chronic acne, you’re probably in a constant state of looking for a solution to your skin problems.
The good news is that you don’t have to deal with it alone. Here at Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, our trained staff of medical experts has years of experience treating acne and is eager to help you achieve the skin you’ve always wanted.
While over-the-counter acne treatment solutions can control the acne of some people, they fall short for many others. If your acne subsides within 4 to 6 weeks after beginning an over-the-counter treatment, it can probably be managed without the help of a dermatologist.
However, if your acne persists despite these efforts, seeking the advice of a dermatologist can help begin the process of renewing and rejuvenating your skin.
The Importance of Treating Acne Quickly
Delaying treatment can result in acne scars that cannot be removed without cosmetic treatments.
Fortunately, even in the case of severe acne, these scars can be prevented by treating the site of breakouts quickly and efficiently. An experienced dermatologist can help stop your breakouts as quickly as possible and thus lower the chance of receiving these enduring reminders of your battle with acne.
What Can a Dermatologist Do for Me?
Dermatologists are experts at identifying and treating a wide variety of skin conditions — seeking out the help of one to treat your acne can benefit you in a number of ways.
Some of these benefits exclusive to dermatologists include:
- Their extensive experience. Dermatologists have truly seen it all; in all likelihood, your dermatologist will have already treated acne like yours before. Because of this, they know the best ways to control and manage it, quickly and easily.
- Help identifying specific skin disorders that may be causing your acne. Many skin disorders manifest themselves in forms that look like severe acne. Your dermatologist will be able to recognize these, and start you on a specialized path to recovery if you happen to have one of these conditions.
- Access to medication you can’t get over-the-counter. Many cases of persistent acne are caused by bacterial infections or over active sebum production — these problems can’t be treated by over-the-counter methods. Your doctor can prescribe your oral and topical medications that can clear this kind of acne up.
- Specialized treatment options. In addition to topical and oral treatments, dermatologists can administer a variety of treatments to patients that can clear up acne. Some of these treatments include anti-acne facials, beta chemical peels, microdermabrasion, fractional resurfacing, and acne extraction treatments.
Dr. Hudgens has years of experience treating acne in its many forms. Contact us today at Dermatology and Skin Care Center to schedule a consultation and begin your journey to clear skin. We can’t wait to hear from you!