Acne can be embarrassing and even painful. If you’re looking for professional treatment for your acne, you can rely on experts Kimberly Stone, MD, Amy Huber, PA-C, and the Colorado Skin Care team in Englewood, Colorado, for effective solutions. To book an evaluation about the health of your skin, call or use the online scheduling tool today.
Acne is a common skin condition that can appear in the following ways:
It typically occurs on your face, neck, chest, back, and shoulders and can affect people of all ages. Although it's most prevalent during adolescence due to hormonal changes, it can persist into adulthood for some individuals.
You should consider seeing a Colorado Skin Care professional if your acne is severe, persistent, or causing emotional distress. You should also seek medical advice if over-the-counter treatments fail to improve your condition if acne is leaving scars, or if it’s interfering significantly with your daily life.
Your provider can offer personalized treatment options, assess the severity of your acne, and provide guidance on managing the condition effectively.
The exact causes of acne can involve:
Hormonal changes, particularly during puberty or hormonal fluctuations in adults, can stimulate your sebaceous glands to produce more oil, leading to clogged pores.
Propionibacterium acnes, a type of bacteria that normally resides on your skin, can multiply in clogged pores, leading to inflammation and acne.
Shedding skin cells can mix with excess oil, blocking hair follicles and contributing to acne formation.
If you have a family history of acne, it can increase your chances of developing the condition.
Acne treatment involves various approaches depending on its severity. Mild cases often respond to over-the-counter topical treatments like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.
Moderate to severe acne may require prescription-strength topicals, oral antibiotics, hormonal therapies, or isotretinoin. Your Colorado Skin Care provider may also use procedures such as chemical peels or laser therapy.
Personalized treatment plans can unclog your pores, reduce inflammation, and prevent scarring to give you clearer skin.
Acne treatment is crucial to prevent scarring, reduce inflammation, and improve skin appearance and self-confidence. Addressing acne early can prevent the worsening of the condition and potential long-term effects, promoting healthier skin and overall well-being.
If you’re ready for a professional assessment of the health of your skin and desire treatment for your acne, reach out to the Colorado Skin Care team today. Call the friendly staff or book an appointment online today.