Find an Effective Acne Treatment with the Board-Certified Dermatologist in Gahanna, OH
What is Acne?
Acne is a multifactorial skin condition most often caused by excess oil production and buildup of bacteria and dead skin cells within a hair follicle, which can lead to inflammation. The result is the development of a whitehead, blackhead, or a deeper, more painful bump (cyst or nodule).
Acne is incredibly common and can affect anyone at any age – not just teenagers or young adults. It most often occurs on the face, neck, chest, back, or shoulders.
Learn more about acne by reading our expert answers to frequently asked questions below. We cover common questions such as what causes acne, the different types of acne, how acne scars develop, and what the best acne treatments are.
If you’ve ever wondered why you’re breaking out or suffering from troublesome acne, it might be due to a few different reasons. Acne can be caused by many different factors, such as:
If you’re stuck trying to figure out what’s causing your acne, visit one of our board-certified dermatologists who will help you uncover the root cause, as well as create a custom acne treatment plan to clear your skin.
Acne most commonly shows up on the face, neck, shoulders, back, and chest.
Yes, there are different types of acne. These include:
To determine which acne you’re dealing with, as well as the best way to treat it, visit a board-certified dermatologist for a professional consultation.
Acne can certainly cause scarring. Comedonal acne is more superficial and has a lower chance of causing scars, while more severe types of acne, such as inflammatory acne and nodular/cystic acne, penetrate deeper into the skin, which can damage the skin and leave scarring.
Furthermore, popping and picking at acne can result in scarring. Which is why it’s important to leave acne alone and visit a dermatologist for a suitable treatment plan!
The best acne treatment will depend on a couple factors: the type of acne and its severity. Once those factors are considered, the board-certified dermatologists at the Center for Surgical Dermatology use one or a combination of the following acne treatments:
Want to learn more about the type of acne treatments available? Give us a call today and let’s work together to clear up your skin for a smooth, blemish-free complexion!
While there isn’t an exact way to completely prevent acne, there are some simple steps you can take each day to decrease the chances of a breakout and keep your skin soft, smooth and blemish-free! These steps include:
The best acne treatment is taking preventative measures and caring for your skin with kindness. Follow your dermatologists skin care routine recommendations, as well as the steps above!
Acne Before & After Photos
View our before and after acne treatment photos to see how we can help you clear up your acne with an effective treatment plan.