Acne is the term for plugged pores, pimples and deeper lumps that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and even the upper arms. Most teenagers have some acne, however even adults are not immune. Acne often clears up after several years without treatment, but you need not wait to outgrow it.
Treatment depends on your individual type of acne and our dermatologists will perform a skin analysis to learn more about your specific case. Sometimes an acne-like rash can be due to another cause such as makeup, lotions, or from an oral medication. The acne treatment procedure begins with cleansing and steaming of the skin to open pores followed by manual removal of milia, black heads and pimples as well as open and closed comedomes. This will bring correction to clogged pores allowing acne to resolve and giving you a cleaner, healthier complexion.
Control of acne is an ongoing process and improvement takes time. However, you should see results soon. If you have untreated acne that has left scars, our dermatologists can also offer treatment.