Integrated Dermatology

How your dermatologists in West Palm Beach, FL, can help with acne

Acne is not only ugly. It can be painful too. Fortunately, your dermatologist has several excellent treatments to help get rid of acne, giving you clear, beautiful skin. Dr. Barry Kuttner and Dr. Kathleen Herne at Integrated Dermatology of West Palm Beach, in West Palm Beach, FL, provide a wide range of dermatology services, including treatment of acne and acne scarring.

When you have acne, you may be tempted to let it clear up on its own. This may not be the best choice, because acne blemishes can leave acne scarring behind. So, when is it time to go to the doctor for acne treatment? The truth is, when you have acne, anytime is a good time to go see your dermatologist. You should definitely seek out professional treatment when:

  • Your acne is painful
  • Your acne lowers your self-esteem and self-confidence
  • You’ve tried over-the-counter acne products, and your acne doesn’t go away

You can have several types of acne, including:

  • Whiteheads
  • Blackheads
  • Large, pus-filled cysts

Acne happens due to clogged pores. Dead skin cells, oils, dirt, and other substances clog your pores. You may also have underlying bacteria causing your acne breakouts. Acne can appear on your face, shoulders, chest, back, and other areas.

Your dermatologist knows what to do to help you have clear skin. Professional acne treatments include:

  • Prescription-strength benzoyl peroxide medications to reduce pore blockage
  • Tretinoin medications to unplug clogged pores
  • Topical and oral antibiotic medications to kill underlying bacteria
  • Extraction of the entire blemish with an extraction tool
  • Hormone therapy for acne that is caused by fluctuating hormone levels

Acne can leave scars behind, and your dermatologist can help with those too. Several professional treatments are available including chemical peels and laser resurfacing to help you have clear skin again.

To learn more about acne and acne treatment, call Dr. Barry Kuttner and Dr. Kathleen Herne at Integrated Dermatology of West Palm Beach, in West Palm Beach, FL, at (561) 964-6664. Call today.

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