Acne can be a frustrating skin condition, but if you have it, know that you are certainly not alone. It affects up to 50 million Americans annually. Blemishes, whiteheads, blackheads, cysts, and any red, swollen bumps that give off heat are signs of acne.
What Is Acne?
Acne is skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. It’s most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages.
Some believe it is just a part of growing up and that eventually you will outgrow it. Unfortunately, it isn’t like that. It can have lingering psychological and leave physical effects like scars. The earlier you start treatment, the lower your risk of such problems.
Acne typically appears on your face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders.
- Excess oil (sebum) production
- Hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells
Acne Affects Almost 100% of Teenagers
You’ve probably heard the claims, but eating chocolate and greasy foods, your hygiene, and the cosmetics you use will have little to no effect on acne.
Is treatment available? Yes! Our providers will perform a skin evaluation and create a treatment plan catered to your skins needs. Topical creams, oral medications, light therapy, extraction and chemical peels are among the treatment options we offer based upon the severity of your condition.
The Experts at Bay Dermatology
Contact the experts at Bay Dermatology, voted by the people of Tampa Bay as the number one dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons in the region. We’re here to find the perfect treatment for you. We look forward to bringing out your confidence and the natural beauty of your skin. We are dedicated to finding the best possible options to clear your acne and get you feeling confident again!