Acne is a skin disorder that occurs when the oil glands in the hair follicles become clogged. They may also produce more oil than is necessary to adequately lubricate the skin. During the teen years, in particular, hormonal changes often overstimulate these glands. In addition, for reasons that are still not well understood, hair follicles can become obstructed with dead skin cells and other debris. When this occurs, bacteria inside the obstructed follicle can create inflamed acne lesions. These usually occur on the face, but they can also appear on the back and chest. Acne often clears up by the early twenties but may occur in adulthood, as it can be aggravated by menstrual periods, oral contraceptives, steroids, and stress.
Acne treatments that promote fast, positive results!
At Scheiner Surgical Dermatology, we offer a variety of oral and topical medications for the treatment of acne. We also offer laser therapy for acne treatment which utilizes laser energy to:
- Clear up active lesions
- Kill bacteria
- Decrease oil production
Our treatments can produce a significant clearance of acne in as little as 2 to 4 weeks, with results that can last 6 to 12 months. We can also combine this therapy with medications and chemical peels for the optimal long-term management of your acne.
Have questions about your skin condition?
Contact our office or schedule an appointment online to see how Dr. Scheiner can help.
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