The dermatologists at Summit MD are dedicated to helping patients in the Odessa, TX area with their acne. The best way to keep your skin glowing is through preventive care. Having a proper skincare routine can help prevent acne. Acne tends to pop up when we least expect them to and other times they are an annoyance. However, many people do experience acne on a constant basis that a specialized skin care solution is needed.
Acne breakouts begin when oil from your oil glands clog up the opening of your hair follicles. Acne is the most common skin condition and it doesn’t just occur in teens but also can occur well into your adulthood. It is commonly found on the face but can appear on the neck, chest, back, shoulders, and upper arms.
The treatment for acne varies depending on the severity of the acne and how long it has lasted. There are numerous options and treatments to combat acne, one is a skincare routine and a medication to help. A good skin routine starts with finding a cleanser that is right for your specific skin type and is formulated for acne that contains salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide, and then a good exfoliation which helps keep your pores free of excess skin cells. Then you want to find the right moisturizer. Many people try to skip this step since they already struggle with oily skin, but using the right moisturizing product can help with dryness, flakiness and peeling which often occur with acne treatments.
Our dermatologists at Summit MD provide an array of acne treatments from topical products that contain benzoyl peroxide or retinoids or an oral medication. Many patients end up requiring one or more treatments to help clear up their acne. Laser therapy is at times used, but utilizing a laser this helps reduce the amount of bacteria in the skin to help clear acne.
If you have any acne concerns contact us here at Summit MD Dermatology so we can help determine the severity of your acne.