At Elite Dermatology in Houston, Katy, Kingwood, Vintage Park, and the Heights, TX, the skilled skincare specialists know that acne can be more than just a cosmetic problem. Acne can affect people of all ages and at any phase of life. The Elite Dermatology providers treat acne and acne scarring with effective methods that are proven successful. Working with a qualified specialist can help you to improve your skin health and give your skin a radiant boost with the latest cosmetic skin care advancements. Call or schedule your comprehensive consultation online today.
Acne is a skin condition that typically occurs when hair follicles become clogged or blocked with dead skin cells and oil. Acne usually shows up on the:
Acne is more prevalent among adolescents, but it can appear at any age and on many different body parts. Some people only experience mild acne that goes away, while others can experience acne that leaves scarring and causes emotional distress.
Acne that has a sudden onset in older adults can be an indicator of an underlying medical condition, such as a hormonal disorder or an autoimmune disease.
There are different types of acne, such as:
Due to hormonal changes, many women experience flare-ups of acne in the week before menstruation.
The main factors that play a role in the development of acne include:
In some instances, the follicle wall can produce a whitehead, and the plug can open and darken due to oil and bacteria that changes the color of the pore when exposed to air.
The Elite Dermatology group provide a range of acne treatments to prevent damage to your skin and scarring, and to reduce inflammation. Your Elite specialist might recommend a number of treatments, including:
Your Elite dermatologist might combine multiple treatments to give you optimal results. Many prescription topical acne treatments can effectively kill bacteria or minimize oil.
You should also keep your skin clean by washing it twice daily and after working out. Use gentle, alcohol-free products and avoid picking at your skin.
For the highest caliber of skincare, visit Elite Dermatology. Click or call to schedule online.