acneWhile traditionally associated with teenagers, acne has been known to affect adults as well. Acne occurs when the skin’s pores become blocked, resulting in blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, cysts and nodules.

Acne is very common in adult women due to shifts in hormonal structure, but both adult men and women can experience this condition. Scarring can form as a result of acne, so it’s best to treat it immediately.

Where does acne usually form?

Acne can form in a variety of places, but is most common on the face, chest, back and shoulders. Basically, it can form in any place where sweat can accumulate and block pores. It is also not uncommon for acne to form on the thighs, the buttocks and other places where heat and sweat often get trapped.

Facial acne is perhaps the most stressful form of acne for obvious social reasons.

What are common acne treatments?

There are many over-the-counter remedies people can opt for, but for patients with tough acne, it is recommended that an individual seek out medical attention. Treatment varies from patient-to-patient, and is dependent on the severity of the case.

Some of the more common treatments for acne include blackhead extraction, topical medication, antibiotics and more.

What is Accutane?

Accutane is a prescription medication used to treat severe forms of acne in both teenagers and adults. A form of vitamin A, this treatment helps to reduce the amount of oil secreted by glands in the skin. Accutane is typically given after exhausting other options, such as antibiotics, topical creams or gels.

What do I do about my acne scarring?

Chemical peels and soft tissue fillers are available to patients looking to recover from acne scarring. Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are also viable options to repair the skin, post-acne treatment.

Do You Need Help With Acne-Related Skin Conditions? Contact Dr. Balle Today.

Grosse Pointe Dermatology is the perfect practice for your cosmetic and medical dermatology needs. To learn more about acne or the treatments available, contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Balle. We can also be reached at 313-886-2600. We hope to hear from you soon.