Acne occurs in most teenagers and may continue into adulthood.
People visit a dermatologist more often for acne than for any other skin condition.
Whiteheads, blackheads, and other acne lesions are due to clogged skin pores, most frequently on your face, neck, chest, arms, or back. Bacteria are often involved, leading to redness, inflammation, and the formation of nodules or cysts, which can lead to scars.
Although beneficial, medications have side effects too. Some may irritate your skin or cause an upset stomach. Medications vary in their effectiveness and have to be taken for an extended period of time for improvement to become noticeable.
Procedural treatments are appropriate for people who are dissatisfied with skin medications and want other alternatives. These procedures use light to kill bacteria, reduce inflammation, and reduce clogging in pores. Advanced Dermatology’s state-of-the-art procedures include Omnilux, Photodynamic Therapy, Aerolase® LightPod Neo®, Chemical Peels, and Acne Facials. They may be used alone or in combination with medications.
Areas of treatment include face, neck, chest, arms, and back.