Acne is skin condition that causes pimples to develop and affects most people at some time or another. Pimples can vary in severity, from clogged pores (blackheads and whiteheads) to inflamed papules and pustules to deeper cysts or nodules. While it is most common in teens and preteens, acne can unfortunately be a significant problem in many adults, too!
Where does Acne occur?
- Upper Arms
While very mild cases of acne can sometimes improve with over-the-counter treatments, most acne medicines require a prescription. There is no one treatment or combination of treatments that works best for everyone. Evaluation by a dermatologist is important to determine the type of acne you have and get you started on a treatment regimen that is tailored for you. Treatment of this medical condition is important to prevent discoloration or permanent scarring of the skin.
In addition to seeing one of our board-certified dermatologists or certified PAs for an individualized treatment plan to get you or your child started on the path to clear skin, we recommend the following: