Acne in Scottsdale, AZ
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What Is Acne?
Acne is one of the most common skin ailments in the U.S., impacting nearly 60 million people every year. While many cases are mild and can be controlled with prescription drugs and a steady at-home cleansing regimen, many patients have it so severely that scarring may occur. Acne normally is a combo of different types of pimples, including whiteheads, blackheads, papules, nodules, cysts, and other itchy, red, and inflamed areas of the skin. Caused by a blend of bacteria, clogged pores, and dead skin cells, it is most frequently found in teens but can affect adults well into their 40s. Acne most frequently shows up on the face, torso, and back. To return the skin to a healthy, luminous look, certified nurse practitioner Megan Ahmed at Desert Sage Dermatology in Scottsdale, AZ can provide numerous treatment choices, ranging from custom at-home cleaning methods to medications and laser treatments.
How Do We Treat Acne?
Certain research shows that store-bought medications don't treat acne effectively. Desert Sage Dermatology offers numerous treatment solutions to control and manage acne and clear up its standard symptoms. For milder cases of acne, prescription drugs, like topical solutions and creams that contain salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, and retinoids, may provide help. Additionally, there are oral antibiotics, such as doxycycline, minocycline, or tetracycline, which are helpful to use. Our practitioner may prescribe other oral medications for severe cases, such as antibiotics, Accutane (isotretinoin), oral contraceptives, and spironolactone. Along with oral and topical prescriptions, laser treatments have also proven effective. Not only can laser treatment help to deep clean and kill dead skin cells under the top skin layer, but it can also decrease redness and other pigmentation issues connected with acne. Extractions and chemical peels can also help, depending on the sort of acne you are dealing with. Acne cysts can be treated with steroid injections. Some sunscreens are formulated for acne-prone skin to protect the skin from the sun and prevent hyperpigmentation from inflammation.
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Clear Up Your Complexion
If you are sick of masking your acne with makeup or enduring the physical pain, embarrassment, and psychological affliction that could develop from this condition, we invite you to call Desert Sage Dermatology to schedule a consultation now. We'll provide a thorough skin analysis and create a customized treatment plan to help clear up your complexion as soon as possible.