Acne is a common skin condition in which clogged pores result in pimples, cysts, nodules, and other blemishes that can cause physical discomfort as well as feelings of self-consciousness. These blemishes can appear on the face, chest, back, and other areas. If you have persistent acne, Dr. Geoff Basler and Brent Behrens, PA-C at Complete Family Dermatology offer advanced acne treatment at our Lincoln, Nebraska office. Though acne is commonly considered a condition affecting adolescents, it can develop among people of all ages. We treat teenagers as well as patients in their 40s and beyond for acne, using prescription-strength treatment far more effective than over-the-counter topical acne medications. To learn more about how we can help you overcome acne at our Lincoln office and its satellite locations, please contact us today.
The Causes of Acne
A common misconception holds that eating greasy foods causes acne. The truth is that acne begins in your pores, where your sebaceous glands produce the oil that keeps your skin moist. When your skin’s oil production increases during puberty, it can cause skin cells to more easily clog your pores, resulting in a pimple. Acne is often accompanied by inflammation (redness) when white blood cells attack pimples.
Another misconception about acne is that the condition must be left to run its course. Since acne can leave permanent scars, diminish self-esteem, and can be treated effectively, there is no reason to avoid seeking professional help in eliminating this condition from your skin.
The key to treating acne is preventing future outbreaks. Any existing pimples or other blemishes must heal on their own, but you can begin using medication to help keep your pores unclogged.
Complete Family Dermatology offers various treatments to fight this. These include topical treatments such as tretinoin, to unclog pores and keep them unclogged. Prescription topical and oral antibiotics may also be used to help control inflammation and bacteria that can become trapped in clogged pores. We tailor each treatment plan to your needs.
In order to experience the best possible results of your treatment, it is important to be patient and refrain from squeezing or popping acne blemishes, which can result in scars. Acne scars can be very difficult to remove once they have formed.
In rare situations, certain patients who fail initial therapy or are at high risk for scarring may benefit from alternative treatments. The professionals at Complete Family Dermatology will explain all of the risk and benefits of alternative treatments. It is important to be patient as Prescription acne treatments can take three to four weeks to begin producing visible results.
The best way to determine an effective acne treatment for your skin is to schedule a consultation with our office. Complete Family Dermatology can help you find a solution that will help you achieve clear, healthy skin.
Learn More about Acne Treatment
Acne is physically uncomfortable, as well as being a source of self-consciousness for people of all ages. If you experience persistent acne that is causing you physical or emotional distress, Complete Family Dermatology can help. Contact us today to schedule an acne treatment appointment at our Lincoln office, or its satellite locations serving Beatrice, Nebraska City, York, Geneva, Fremont, and Crete.