Acne is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It is the most common skin problem in the United States. Most people who have acne are teenagers or young adults, but it can occur at any age. In fact, a growing number of women have acne in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.
We understand that acne can affect your self-image and confidence. The good news is that virtually every case can be successfully treated. The type, severity and persistence of acne are all factors in selecting the treatment options.
Mild or moderate cases can be treated with topical medications containing benzoyl peroxide, retinoids or salicylic acid. Treatment for severe acne can include prescription-strength topical or oral medications, antibiotics, and light or laser therapy.